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Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 01-24-2016, 09:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By LadyKanner
I definitely suggest a knee scooter. Best...

I definitely suggest a knee scooter. Best investment I made
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 01-22-2016, 09:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By LadyKanner
I was on Percocet post op and muscle relaxers. My...

I was on Percocet post op and muscle relaxers. My foot was twitching a lot so they gave some muscle relaxers
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 01-22-2016, 09:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By LadyKanner
When I had subtalar fusion twice both times I...

When I had subtalar fusion twice both times I spent two nights in the hospital for pain management. Some people get a nerve block. I didn't. Definitely get some stool softeners as the pain meds and...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 01-21-2016, 09:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By LadyKanner
I remember someone once saying they fell down...

I remember someone once saying they fell down their stairs on a knee scooter. Who was that Ginger? Do you remember?
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 01-17-2016, 08:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By LadyKanner
That is great! I hope you have good results. I...

That is great! I hope you have good results. I think my results would be a lot better if I weren't overweight. It took longer to heal and was broken but a PT do I had to get it redone. Don't let the...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 01-17-2016, 08:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 971
Posted By LadyKanner
I agree with Justintime that there is a...

I agree with Justintime that there is a difference in the two procedures. I had the Achilles lengthening. I was fortunate and did not have the nerve damage associated with it.
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 01-17-2016, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By LadyKanner
I feel your pain! It happened to me too after...

I feel your pain! It happened to me too after subtalar arthrodesis. If you have any concern at all its best to at least contact your doctor and see if he thinks you should come in. In my case I...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 01-15-2016, 08:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 971
Posted By LadyKanner
I'm here! You can talk to me anytime

I'm here! You can talk to me anytime
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 01-15-2016, 08:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By LadyKanner
Each person heals at different rates. I was in a...

Each person heals at different rates. I was in a cast about four months each time I had mine done. Then in a boot for about two months. When he gives you the go ahead to walk just listen to your...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 09-27-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 479
Posted By LadyKanner
I'm not going to beat around the bush here. If...

I'm not going to beat around the bush here. If you can avoid the fusion, avoid it. It is my biggest regret. Given I only speak from personal experience but mine was not good. I am three surgeries in...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 09-27-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 800
Posted By LadyKanner
That's great! He has been in good hands then

That's great! He has been in good hands then
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 09-02-2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 697
Posted By LadyKanner
Well all can be accurate. Leaving the injury in...

Well all can be accurate. Leaving the injury in there will cause inflammation. Removing the torn part will leave you with area that is prone to being bone on bone and in turn will get inflamed. Torn...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 08-25-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By LadyKanner
I was told one year recovery for these...

I was told one year recovery for these procedures. I'm three years out and still limp. Was told it won't get any better.
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 08-24-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By LadyKanner
Your situation sounds very different from mine....

Your situation sounds very different from mine. I'm sure some folks may have had good experience. Mine however is a regret
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 08-24-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By LadyKanner
My arch collapsed. I would feel like my feet were...

My arch collapsed. I would feel like my feet were being hammered after a short period of time. It's worse now than before though
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 08-23-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By LadyKanner
My suggestion is RUN! Don't do it. I wish I had...

My suggestion is RUN! Don't do it. I wish I had gotten a second opinion. I'm 35 and was told it was a horrible idea to fuse anyone so young when I saw a second doctor. I had a double fusion and my...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 08-23-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 800
Posted By LadyKanner
Sorry for the delay. I never got an alert that...

Sorry for the delay. I never got an alert that you responded. They let a pt student work with me unsupervised. She said she wanted to test my strength which the PT himself was the only one to ever...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 08-23-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By LadyKanner
Yes!!! I went from a size 11 to a size 12wide. I...

Yes!!! I went from a size 11 to a size 12wide. I cannot fit 11 at all anymore. I had a double fusion. Subtalar and talonavicular
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 08-23-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By LadyKanner
The knee scooter will be your best friend! I had...

The knee scooter will be your best friend! I had one when I had my double arthrodesis. Another thing you may want to consider is a cast cover for showering. You can find them at your local drug...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 08-23-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 697
Posted By LadyKanner
I would be playing sports if I could. I have a...

I would be playing sports if I could. I have a double joint fusion in my ankle thanks to a bad decision by my former doc that can't be reversed. It's a mess and causes me a great deal of issues. I'm...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 08-21-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 697
Posted By LadyKanner
I'm pretty tall and grew too fast which caused my...

I'm pretty tall and grew too fast which caused my knees to not line up right. I've had some scopes and a realignment. My ankle was injured playing softball causing the arch to collapse. Hurt my elbow...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 08-20-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 697
Posted By LadyKanner
Thank you so much for your reply! I'm no...

Thank you so much for your reply! I'm no stranger to orthopedic surgery. I've had five knee surgeries, three ankle surgeries, elbow and wrist. I know all about discomfort lol. I'll reply more later...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 08-01-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 398
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, 09:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 255
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, 08:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 800
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, 11:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 459
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, 11:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 366
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, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
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, 11:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 800
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, 11:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 800
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, 09:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 697
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, 07:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,877
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, 09:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,877
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, 02:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,877
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, 10:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,877
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, 10:27 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,310
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, 09:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 762
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, 09:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,877
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, 06:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,877
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, 05:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,457
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, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,457
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, 10:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,877
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, 10:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 761
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, 10:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,457
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, 10:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 15,968
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, 11:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 621
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, 10:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 621
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, 08:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 621
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, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 423
Posted By LadyKanner
So happy for you ddill! Take care!

So happy for you ddill! Take care!
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 11-20-2013, 01:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 440
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...
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