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Board: Knee & Hip Problems 08-01-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 109
Posted By LadyKanner
Sorry to hear about your pain. I'm not a doc and...

Sorry to hear about your pain. I'm not a doc and only speak from experience. I've had 3 arthroscopic surgeries on my knees. Recovery was pretty quick from them. I pretty much walked out of the...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 08-01-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 104
Posted By LadyKanner
I've had the lateral release years ago. It was...

I've had the lateral release years ago. It was not a success but I can't help with the popping. If severe pain is with it I suggest calling your orthopedic surgeon. Could be a torn meniscus or...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 07-26-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By LadyKanner
That's great he is doing so well. I hope he has...

That's great he is doing so well. I hope he has better luck than me. I had subtalar and talonavicular. The TN fusion did great. My subtalar was a mess. Tell him to keep up the good work!!!
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 07-25-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By LadyKanner
I completely feel your pain! I wish I had never...

I completely feel your pain! I wish I had never had mine done. It's worse than before the surgery and I was told it can't be reversed and won't get better. I don't take anything for the pain aside...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 07-25-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 233
Posted By LadyKanner
I've had a double arthrodesis and was told it...

I've had a double arthrodesis and was told it couldn't be reversed. This is news to me. I wish you the best!
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 07-25-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 197
Posted By LadyKanner
Usually stitches are left in for a couple weeks...

Usually stitches are left in for a couple weeks but some are made to dissolve on their own. I've never had any painful removals. I know some folks have pain when they're taken out but mine never have...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 07-25-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By LadyKanner
Oh I see now he already did it. I pray for the...

Oh I see now he already did it. I pray for the best for him. It's a rough recovery. My first fusion was blown out by a physical therapy student and had to be done over again. I recommend an...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 07-25-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By LadyKanner
My personal experience is to RUN! Avoid the...

My personal experience is to RUN! Avoid the fusion or get a second and third opinion. I had it done at age 32 without having a second opinion. It was the biggest mistake of my life and it can't be...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 07-24-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 131
Posted By LadyKanner
Pop with Pain

Start off I have had issues with my knees in the past. Just patellar alignment issues though. Yesterday at work I went to stand up from my desk and something popped in my knee and I had immediate...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-17-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,656
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: 1,656
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: 1,656
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: 1,656
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: 3,898
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: 567
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: 1,656
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: 1,656
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: 1,169
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: 1,169
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: 1,656
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: 632
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: 1,169
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: 12,279
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: 555
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: 555
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: 555
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: 355
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: 353
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: 829
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: 829
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: 829
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: 829
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: 571
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: 1,169
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: 736
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: 1,671
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: 829
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: 452
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: 571
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: 4,912
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: 4,912
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: 4,912
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: 4,912
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: 4,912
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: 3,585
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: 787
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: 822
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: 474
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: 2,145
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: 1,906
Posted By LadyKanner
How is your foot doing newtrip?

How is your foot doing newtrip?
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