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Board: Restless Leg Syndrome 07-18-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 102
Posted By ddill
Question A terrible Night of RLS

I've had RLS for over 30 years with it getting progressively worse. Over the years I have tried many remedies, both OTC and prescription. For the past few years I have been on Mirapex. When I...
Board: Cosmetic / Plastic Surgery 01-19-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 277
Posted By ddill
Question cosmetic surgery for eyelids

I am 64 years old and considering surgery on my eyelids. they sag enough that they hang onto my eyelashes. Has anyone had similar experiences with this type of surgery? I have an appt with a...
Board: Restless Leg Syndrome 11-28-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 519
Posted By ddill
Question Restless Lef Therapy??

There was an article in a recent Readers Digest concerning a new answer for restless legs. The Relaxis foam pad was recently approved by FDA and will be available by prescription. Has anyone heard...
Board: Restless Leg Syndrome 09-16-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,503
Posted By ddill
Mirapex for RLS causing hand tremors

My questions are - is there anyone else who takes Mirapex for RLS and if so are they having any side effects?

I have had RLS for about 40 years now. A few years back I finally found the drug...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 09-16-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 569
Posted By ddill
Re: Foot still hurts 5 months post-op

You will probably feel better after hardware is removed. I actually asked the doctor if i could have the screws back (after all, I'm sure i paid for them) but he refused. Unfortunately you need...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 09-07-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 960
Posted By ddill
Re: Screw removal surgery recovery

All of the above is up to your doctor. I know I felt better after hardware was removed but I'm sure everyone is different.
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 09-03-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 612
Posted By ddill
Re: Ankle ligament surgery

I had a different problem but I went to three different podiatrists who all recommended things that did not help,,,,orthotics, boot, cast.... Then I went to an ortho board certified doctor who...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 09-03-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 858
Posted By ddill
Re: Non weight bearing v. driving

Using a walker rather than the knee scooter sounds reasonable. No way could I ever lift the knee walker. So then use the walker to get to a store's electric chair?? Even when I have the walker...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 09-02-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 858
Posted By ddill
Re: Non weight bearing v. driving

OK, I go back next week to get a pin taken out of my toe and will ask then what their opinion is. i'm still not sure how to get out of the vehicle and onto knee scooter or walker.
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 09-02-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 858
Posted By ddill
Re: Non weight bearing v. driving

Wow! I can't imagine driving if it were my right foot that was NWB. If I say anything to my husband that I want to drive I think he will have a heart attack...right after kicking me in my good...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 09-02-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 741
Posted By ddill
Re: PTTD surgery soon what kind of bed tray did you use in recovery? Thanks

Keeping your toes above your nose for the first week is very important.

I am NWB for the second time and realize that I should have had my foot up more for the first surgery. I am now, for...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 09-02-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 858
Posted By ddill
Non weight bearing v. driving

I am NBW on my left foot and would love to drive.

Are there others who are NWB who drive? If so, how do they manage getting in/out of vehicle?
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 08-14-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 548
Posted By ddill
Tingling Toes

I had surgery three days ago for a ruptured Achilles tendon and also a hammertoe. All is fine except my toes tingle. The toes and pad of my foot feel like they are getting an electrical shock. ...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 07-27-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 200
Posted By ddill
could it be mallet toe?

the end of my middle toe twists and bends under toe #2. It causes me to actually walk on my toenail and that nail is getting a callus and is sore. Any ideas? Suggestions? Advice?
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 07-16-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 560
Posted By ddill
Re: Just need to talk

Having patience, waiting to be a patient, can be very difficult. Find something to occupy your mind. Make meals and freeze them for after surgery. Clean house--you won't be able to do so after...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 07-13-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 485
Posted By ddill
Re: Calcaneous orif plates and screw removal

I had a different kind of foot surgery but also had screws (or "hardware" as they like to call it). Yes, the hardware was removed (don't they always?) and yes, it felt slightly better thereafter. ...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 07-12-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 230
Posted By ddill
Question Ruptured achilles tendon

I'm looking for anyone who may have had a similar surgery. According to the dr's notes i am scheduled for:

Repair rupture achilles tendon primary open/percutaneous, tenolysis flexor/extensor...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 11-21-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 352
Posted By ddill
10 months post op

I am reading other posts and they remind me of where I was and how much progress I have made.

As other posts are discussing, I had heel pain, then the screws were removed and finally the heel felt...
Board: Kidney Disorders 09-15-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 710
Posted By ddill
Question Kidney problem or muscle ache?

The past few days I have had a minor back pain upon rising in the morning. that pain subsided as the day progressed. This morning I woke up at 3 am with a much stronger back pain and in trying to...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 09-11-2013, 04:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By ddill
Re: Post op 4mons from a tendon transfer and flat foot reconstruction

I was also told at least a year. I've had surgery on other body parts and it took a year for healing and I would guess feet are even longer.

Looking back a few months I can say that there has...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 09-10-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By ddill
Re: Post op 4mons from a tendon transfer and flat foot reconstruction

I'm 7 months post op and still walk with a limp. Only time I do not have pain is when my foot is in a boot.
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 09-04-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By ddill
Re: Seven mths post op and still having issues

Saw the OS. He says x-rays show everything is healing and all should be ok. He told me I need to "relax" the foot and walk normally.....how can I when it hurts more every day? Anyway he told me...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 09-03-2013, 04:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By ddill
Re: Seven mths post op and still having issues

Have apt w/OS today. The PA who removed stitches after hardware removal thought I had pain where I shouldn't. wish me good luck.
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 09-02-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By ddill
Seven mths post op and still having issues

To others who have had foot surgery--how long before the ankle/foot was pain free?

I had the surgery in January and then three weeks ago had the hardware removed. My ankle aches. No specific...
Board: Restless Leg Syndrome 08-28-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,923
Posted By ddill
Re: 30+ years of RLS

I agree w/Damian that I am unable to lay close to my husband and relax w/o everything immediately aching. Requip didn't work for me but everyone needs to find the particular drug that works for...
Board: General Health 08-27-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 177
Posted By ddill
Dupuytrens finger contraction

My husband has been diagnosed with Dupuytrens. Does anyone have any experience with surgery v. needle that breaks down the buildup? Any comments would be appreciated as I have not seen any threads...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 08-27-2013, 04:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 725
Posted By ddill
Re: Knee Scooter recommendations!

Check your local ads for used scooters. I got mine from Craig's list for $100. Used it for several months and sold it for $100. Well worth it. It steered, had brakes, basket (very useful),...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 08-20-2013, 04:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,476
Posted By ddill
Re: PTTD & Calcaneal Osteotomy - Having screw removed

How was it after stitches were removed? Mine come out 8/28.
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 08-20-2013, 04:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 972
Posted By ddill
Re: weird scab on heel

Gee, I read your thread and was hoping someone had answers. I am also 6 mths post op but only one week after having screws removed. I was not aware at the beginning that the screws were not...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 08-02-2013, 05:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,476
Posted By ddill
Re: PTTD & Calcaneal Osteotomy - Having screw removed

I have two screws in heel and am scheduled to have removed 8/15. does everyone get the screws removed?
Board: General Health 07-31-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By ddill
Re: Contraction of the fingers

another question.....if I can't convince him to see a doctor, what will happen with his hand i.e. will he eventually lose total use of it??
Board: General Health 07-31-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By ddill
Re: Contraction of the fingers

what is the recovery time period? How long before he can use his hand?
Board: General Health 07-30-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By ddill
Question Contraction of the fingers

my husband has several fingers that no longer are able to be straightened. In looking on the internet I've compared his fingers with those having Dupuytren.

Is there anyone else with this problem...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 07-11-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,650
Posted By ddill
Re: 5 Months Post Surgery and Still Swollen

simonfoot - have you made a decision?

pumkin - I never noticed before but I too may limp more when barefoot....which is frequent since shoes do not fit. I have a pair of sandals from LLBean with...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 07-11-2013, 05:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,650
Posted By ddill
Re: 5 Months Post Surgery and Still Swollen

punkin77 - I am amazed that you can get a running shoe on your foot. I normally wear a size 9 but a 10 1/2 barely fits without lacing. I do have a heel cup that the doc gave me and it helps the...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 07-11-2013, 05:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,650
Posted By ddill
Re: 5 Months Post Surgery and Still Swollen

simonfoot - I loved Dr. D D. and his assistant that you will meet during and after the surgery. Although I live in a small upstate town I know of three others that have him for a doc and all...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 07-02-2013, 04:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,650
Posted By ddill
Re: 5 Months Post Surgery and Still Swollen

That's an interesting thought. my heel has two screws in it, therefore it feels "solid"--I don't know of a better way to describe it. therefore I walk more on the outside of my heel which could...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 07-01-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,650
Posted By ddill
Re: 5 Months Post Surgery and Still Swollen

In addition to the swelling I also have some soreness that is actually getting worse as pt progresses. Worst is on inside of ankle. It is painful to bend my foot inwards (toward the other foot)....
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 06-19-2013, 04:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,650
Posted By ddill
Re: 5 Mths Post Surgery and Still Swollen

As of tomorrow I will be 21 weeks post op. I have an apt this morning and am anxious to hear what they think of the swelling.

Yes, I still have some lingering pain. Not much in the am but...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 06-17-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,650
Posted By ddill
5 Months Post Surgery and Still Swollen

My surgery was 1/31. After being NWB and then PWB, I then went for physical therapy. But my foot remains huge. I can't get a shoe on.

Am I the only one still swollen months after the...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 04-21-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 461
Posted By ddill
Re: Help with Preventing Swelling

I am 11 weeks post op and just got permission to wear a shoe--and my foot is swollen more than it was in the boot. I've tried ice and "toes above nose" but foot is huge. Is that the same as your...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 04-21-2013, 05:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By ddill
Re: 6 week post op update!

Go Girl!!! So glad you are doing well.
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 04-16-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 954
Posted By ddill
Re: 9 1/2 wks Post Op Still Swollen

What about barefoot around the house?
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 04-16-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,384
Posted By ddill
Re: The first thing I would do is...

This experience sure is teaching me how much some people need the handicapped parking while not understanding how others ever got medical notes approving them. Today the rain was pouring down...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 04-16-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 954
Posted By ddill
Re: 9 1/2 wks Post Op Still Swollen

Tomorrow is my FU apt to see whether the boot comes off and PT starts. Just out of curiosity I decided today to see if any type of shoe (clog or sneaker) would get on my foot and no way will...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 04-15-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 954
Posted By ddill
Re: 9 1/2 wks Post Op Still Swollen

Laura--sounds like you are close to my situation--I am hopeful that my boot comes off Wednesday. Meanwhile I remain swollen and my heel is bothering me in the boot. I'm going to try adding some...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 04-14-2013, 05:12 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,384
Posted By ddill
Re: The first thing I would do is...

Do these people use handicapped permits that belong to someone else?

I was struggling to get out of my car, my husband was getting the knee walker out of the back when a mother and two small...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 04-11-2013, 04:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 954
Posted By ddill
Re: 9 1/2 wks Post Op Still Swollen

Thank you for your comments. It is a little better in the morning than at night. I've actually continued icing it thinking that may help. It also aches in the evening after walking on it daily....
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 04-11-2013, 04:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 954
Posted By ddill
9 1/2 wks Post Op Still Swollen

After 9 1/2 weeks my ankle/foot remains swollen. Is this normal? Am I not elevating it enough?

Are others still swollen at this point?
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 04-09-2013, 04:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 468
Posted By ddill
Re: Middle of the night query?

After being in a cast for five weeks with my toes sticking out, when I got to the boot I put a sock on. More comfortable with the extra cushion.....besides, the polish on my toe nails was getting...
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