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Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-17-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,607
Posted By LadyKanner
Re: arthodesis foot fusion surgery

So sorry to hear what you are going through....I can totally relate...your doctor definitely has you walking a lot sooner than mine did. I was NWB for over 4 months. It is really hard at first when...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 01-12-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,607
Posted By LadyKanner
Re: arthodesis foot fusion surgery

I am sorry that I never replied sooner! I was never notified that I had a message! :( I sure hope you're feeling a lot better by now. It is definitely a lot to adjust to. I am so sorry to hear...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 12-11-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,607
Posted By LadyKanner
Hope all went well for you. I am home and resting...

Hope all went well for you. I am home and resting comfortably. Still a bit groggy but up and at it! Thank you for your well wishes
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 12-10-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,607
Posted By LadyKanner
Thank you! Good luck to you too! Try to relax!...

Thank you! Good luck to you too! Try to relax! Keep in touch!
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 12-06-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,839
Posted By LadyKanner
Re: Flat foot reconstruction or ankle fusion

I hope you to find that all who had surgery recently are doing well. I have been there and know first hand that the first couple of weeks is tough. I spent 2 nights in the hospital for pain mgmt. ...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 11-26-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By LadyKanner
Re: What does it feel like after cast?

After getting a cast off the first thing I thought was AHH YEA! It felt so good to wash it and shave. Walking is nerve wracking. I was in the cast for about 3-4 months. I used my crutches about...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 11-24-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,607
Posted By LadyKanner
Re: arthodesis foot fusion surgery

I'm here anytime. My surgery is an easy one this time. Just a screw removal. Thank goodness!
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 11-24-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,607
Posted By LadyKanner
I'm going in for surgery the same day!

I'm going in for surgery the same day!
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 11-24-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,117
Posted By LadyKanner
Doctor Easley did my moms knee replacements. She...

Doctor Easley did my moms knee replacements. She saw him for a foot injured incurred up here in ohio for a check up. I've read great things about him and have considered coming down there for a...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 11-23-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,117
Posted By LadyKanner
Glad you're doing well. Duke doctors are great. I...

Glad you're doing well. Duke doctors are great. I believe my mom had Dr Easley. Best wishes!
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 11-22-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,607
Posted By LadyKanner
Re: arthodesis foot fusion surgery

So sorry to hear you have to go through this. It is a long and tedious recovery. I have had a double arthrodesis myself. So many people have different experiences. A lot of people have a nerve...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 11-22-2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 603
Posted By LadyKanner
Re: Foot swelling in cast

I iced the outside of my cast. The cold still gets through to an extent. I had strap on ice packs that you put on. Nice part is that it isn't directly on your skin so its no rush to take it off. ...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 11-22-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,117
Posted By LadyKanner
Re: Jay's Subtalar Fusion time-line thread

Best of luck to you! I have had a subtalar fusion as well as a talonavicular fusion. It is a tough recovery but be ever so cautious in PT after wards. Follow the doctors orders to a T. How did...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 11-22-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,539
Posted By LadyKanner
Re: Flat foot reconstruction surgery-success rate?

Hi DebDeb! So sorry to hear what you are going through. It is most certainly a trying time. I can attest to that! I also have an upstairs and turned my dining room into a makeshift bedroom for...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 11-21-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 545
Posted By LadyKanner
My surgery was for the fusion and not the...

My surgery was for the fusion and not the achilles tendon. The only achilles procedure I've had was a lengthening during my first procedure. This is to remove a screw that is digging into the...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 11-21-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 545
Posted By LadyKanner
It's been a bit rough. The screw is really...

It's been a bit rough. The screw is really digging into my Achilles' tendon making it really hard to walk. My walking funny has caused some issues with the only joint that isn't fused. Will be happy...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 11-21-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 545
Posted By LadyKanner
Surgery #3 On the way...

Well surgery #3 is scheduled for December 11th. It will be much better this time. I will walk out of surgery this time and only be in the boot two weeks. I am having one of my screws removed that...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 11-21-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By LadyKanner
So happy for you ddill! Take care!

So happy for you ddill! Take care!
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 11-20-2013, 12:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By LadyKanner
Jessi is right from what my doc said. I was...

Jessi is right from what my doc said. I was warned before my fusion that fusing joints puts an extra strain on the other joints that are not fused resulting in them breaking down faster because...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 11-04-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 811
Posted By LadyKanner
I originally hurt mine playing softball. Rolled...

I originally hurt mine playing softball. Rolled it and ended up have a collapsed arch. Dealt with it for quite a while before getting surgery.
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 11-03-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 811
Posted By LadyKanner
Re: ankle pain 4yrs post subtaylor fusion

That is understandable. I was warned before my surgery that the other joints would break down faster so I gave up playing softball. It kills me to see all of my friends still playing but oh well. ...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 11-02-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 811
Posted By LadyKanner
I originally only need the talonavicular fusion...

I originally only need the talonavicular fusion but they elected to do the subtalar because the TN joint is so small and needed some support. Unfortunately it has been the subtalar joint that has...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 11-01-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 811
Posted By LadyKanner
Take care! Good luck with the ct scan! Keep us...

Take care! Good luck with the ct scan! Keep us posted
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 10-16-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 546
Posted By LadyKanner
Re: Ankle Replacement vs. Fusion

I don't mind the questions at all. My surgeon is concerned about the pain I am having. I had me back in the boot and on steroids a few weeks ago but i had a reaction to the steroids. After the...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 10-16-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,117
Posted By LadyKanner
Re: Jay's Subtalar Fusion time-line thread

Hi there! So sorry to hear about what you've gone through. When deciding on the subtalar fusion I only suggest you weigh all of your options before jumping into it. I have had a subtalar fusion...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 10-14-2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 717
Posted By LadyKanner
Re: Subtalar fusion

Four months post op from a subtalar fusion I was just starting to walk. It all depends on how fast you heel really. I don't think you will be up for an excessive amount of walking. I am 10 months...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 10-14-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,647
Posted By LadyKanner
Re: Kidner procedure.... Advice please!

I am not familiar with your procedure but wanted to let you know that the anti-clotting injections aren't too bad. My brother is an RN and suggested to me to pinch a section of the skin, stick the...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 10-14-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 811
Posted By LadyKanner
Re: ankle pain 4yrs post subtaylor fusion

I am 10 months out of a subtalar revision surgery and feel worse than I did before surgery. I am looking for some answers too. I have a screw that is causing some problems for me. It is sticking...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 10-14-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 442
Posted By LadyKanner
Re: Knife-like pain yet 12 days after foot surgery??

I had the same sensation like an electric jolt. That is nerve endings regenerating. I am however not a doctor and if you feel like your pain is something excessive request to be seen that you're...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 10-14-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 546
Posted By LadyKanner
Ankle Replacement vs. Fusion

Have any of you ever had a fusion that led to an ankle replacement? I am looking into getting a second opinion soon and want to see some of your feedback. I have had two fusions. The first one was...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-28-2013, 11:33 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 4,774
Posted By LadyKanner
Re: Surgery tomorrow morning.

One thing I do suggest is that when you can sleep, set an alarm to remind you to get up and take your meds. You definitely don't want to get behind on it.
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-28-2013, 11:20 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 4,774
Posted By LadyKanner
Re: Surgery tomorrow morning.

I am doing really well. I had an appointment today. Had a cast change. I will be in the cast for another two weeks then he is going to the boot. Said i will be weight bearing by the end of March....
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-28-2013, 10:53 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 4,774
Posted By LadyKanner
I was on oxycodone and the muscle relaxers and...

I was on oxycodone and the muscle relaxers and morphine for the first two nights in then hospital. When I got home I continued the oxy and muscle relaxers. Oxy without the muscle relaxers kept me...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-28-2013, 10:46 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 4,774
Posted By LadyKanner
Yea I got super emotional on the narcotics...

Yea I got super emotional on the narcotics Courtney. Tell your dad they have Ace gel ice packs at the drug stores or large store where you can get everything. If you lived around here I would bring...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-28-2013, 10:18 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 4,774
Posted By LadyKanner
So glad you're on the mend Courtney. So sorry...

So glad you're on the mend Courtney. So sorry you're in pain. The first few days are the worst so you're on the upswing. For sleeping, my doc added cyclobenzaprine which is a muscle relaxer. It was a...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-28-2013, 09:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,542
Posted By LadyKanner
Wow! I'm at the six week point and probably four...

Wow! I'm at the six week point and probably four more until my doc let's me walk. Mine was a revision for my broken subtalar arthrodesis. Got a new cast today to wear for two more weeks. He made this...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-28-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 773
Posted By LadyKanner
Wow! Newtrip your doc doesn't waste any time...

Wow! Newtrip your doc doesn't waste any time letting you weight bear. My first arthrodesis I didn't walk for twelve weeks and this time it's looking like ten weeks. Friend of mine had a triple and...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-24-2013, 10:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 778
Posted By LadyKanner
I thought I was going to need a brush hog to get...

I thought I was going to need a brush hog to get through my fur on my leg. So gross! I'm 6 weeks post op this week too and going in for a cast change on Thursday. Unless I can get in sooner because...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-24-2013, 10:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 467
Posted By LadyKanner
Good luck to you! I would be surprised if you...

Good luck to you! I would be surprised if you didn't have IV antibiotics. I had ancef prior to, during, and several times after surgery.

Will be thinking of you! Cheers to a speedy recovery!
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Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-24-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,115
Posted By LadyKanner
Punkin do you have a splint or a cast? The...

Punkin do you have a splint or a cast? The splints seem to be cumbersome from what I gather. I always woke in a fiberglass cast so I never had to deal with it. I think it took me about 5 days to...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-23-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,870
Posted By LadyKanner
How is your foot doing newtrip?

How is your foot doing newtrip?
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-19-2013, 10:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By LadyKanner
Re: zingers at the heel upon pressure

I had the zingers too. Almost felt like an electric shock. It is just the nerves getting used to having pressure there again. I had them for the first month or so after I started walking. They...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-14-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,167
Posted By LadyKanner
Thank you do much to everyone for your kind words.

Thank you do much to everyone for your kind words.
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-14-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,167
Posted By LadyKanner
Nope my pt is all free and only working with the...

Nope my pt is all free and only working with the owner
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-14-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,167
Posted By LadyKanner
Last time it took 12 weeks when I had it done...

Last time it took 12 weeks when I had it done before the re-break. This time he used a bone grafting putty that contained live bone cells mixed with my blood and filled the joint with that which...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-14-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,167
Posted By LadyKanner
Thumbs up One Month Post Op-GREAT NEWS!

Had my two week check up today and got GREAT news. My joint is already fused 100%! You can't even see where there used to be a joint. As a precaution, he is going to follow protocol and keep me in...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-08-2013, 11:10 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 12,247
Posted By LadyKanner
My big toe gets pretty sore And achy. I have to...

My big toe gets pretty sore And achy. I have to pop it to alleviate that pain. I showed the doc and he wasn't too concerned. Said it was just from not having normal motion. Hope you get some answers!...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-08-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 12,247
Posted By LadyKanner
I surprisingly had little to no bruising this...

I surprisingly had little to no bruising this time. I hope the green is bruising and not mold. So you seriously have surgery and no appointment for 6 weeks? Did I read that right? My doc will not...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-08-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 12,247
Posted By LadyKanner
Yep my scooter folds down. I am pretty tall so my...

Yep my scooter folds down. I am pretty tall so my seat is already all the way back. I literally carry it across myself between me and the steering wheel. Set it down on the ground and stand right up...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-07-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 12,247
Posted By LadyKanner
Well I have ventured out with my brother in the...

Well I have ventured out with my brother in the snow one day and the knee walker was my savior. I just took my time on it. Was much easier than the crutches. I used it in about 2 inches of snow. I...
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