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Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 01-27-2016, 04:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 732
Posted By ginger62
Recent post-ops ... how are you doing?

Hey all,
I had my surgery 1/22. I think just calceonal osteotomy and lateral lengthening. I'm not sure how it went surgically because my after care advocate (sister) got sick in the pre-op room so I...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 01-27-2016, 04:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,259
Posted By ginger62
Re: Old timers! Come help!

Hey ber,
When you feel up to it, how are you doing?
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 01-26-2016, 07:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 629
Posted By ginger62
Re: Going to the bathroom

Hey Jy,
Had you been going to therapy at all before your surgery? This is my second time around and I gave all my equipment away (except the knee scooter) after my first surgery. My PT had a lot of...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 01-26-2016, 06:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 355
Posted By ginger62
Heads up for out of state surgeries!

Hey all,
I had my surgery last Friday and was released to go home on Saturday. The hospital pharmacy was closed on the weekend so my sis dropped my prescription off at the local pharmacy Saturday...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 01-21-2016, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By ginger62
Re: Fell on foot after surgery! Help

I think it was LisaLouLou, I was horrified at the time but it seems funny now.
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 01-19-2016, 04:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,001
Posted By ginger62
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 01-18-2016, 05:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By ginger62
Re: Fell wearing boot NWB

Oh, I know it's scary! But believe me, everybody falls at one point or another. If it were me and it still hurt in a couple of days I would call. If you were wearing your cast everything should have...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 01-16-2016, 06:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,259
Posted By ginger62
Re: Old timers! Come help!

Hey ber, I had the gastric recession. All they do (if I remember correctly) is put little notches in the tendon so it will stretch a tiny bit more. I'm sure your doctor has a reason for doing it. If...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 01-16-2016, 05:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 677
Posted By ginger62
Re: 2nd Surgery Help

Hey Kecaa, can you check with your PT place and see if they might have equipment you can borrow? A knee scooter would help you immensely, I think. Also, they make athletic pants that have zippers up...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 01-15-2016, 05:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,259
Posted By ginger62
Old timers! Come help!

Hey y'all! If anyone reading this is someone who has had foot/ankle surgery in the past, c'mon back once a week or so and see if you can help some of the newbies. I am back because I am having PTTD...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 01-15-2016, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By ginger62
Re: Calcaneal Heel Fracture - Week 6 - Noticable Improvement

Zerk, you seem to have been here forever. I pop in from time to time (of course more now that I am having surgery again), but I see you all over the place, always with encouragement and good advice....
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 01-14-2016, 08:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 677
Posted By ginger62
Re: 2nd Surgery Help

There are so many variables in this kind of surgery...sometimes they don't know what they are going to do until they can open up your foot and see what's going on in there. I just scanned Wiki to get...
Board: Dysphagia 01-14-2016, 03:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 763
Posted By ginger62
Re: Schatzki Ring

Hey LabGimp,
Can you message me please? I have a couple of foot and ankle questions for you.
Thanks,
Your old friend, Ginger
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 01-13-2016, 08:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 677
Posted By ginger62
Re: 2nd Surgery Help

Oh, I had the works. Calceonal osteotomy, tendon transfer, tendon repair, bone graft and gastric recession. Maybe one more that I can't remember. Funny thing, when I first started reading all the...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 01-13-2016, 06:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,240
Posted By ginger62
Re: Pttd surgery

Hey! I'm an island beach girl too (or more like a beach older lady). You sound a lot like me before my first surgery. So much of this stuff is trial and error. You'll want your leg to be elevated...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 01-13-2016, 05:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By ginger62
Re: PTTD surgeons Boston?

Dang double post!
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 01-13-2016, 05:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By ginger62
Re: PTTD surgeons Boston?

I'm also going in for surgery on my other foot. I caught it early so it's not nearly as severe as the first one. Knee scooter for sure! It is a life saver. I met with several surgeons before deciding...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 01-13-2016, 05:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 677
Posted By ginger62
Re: 2nd Surgery Help

Hey Kecaa,
I've not had a second surgery on the same foot but am going in soon for procedures on the other one. Check out the stickies at the top, there is a ton of good info on NWB tips and...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 01-13-2016, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By ginger62
Re: Calcaneal Heel Fracture - Week 6 - Noticable Improvement

I'm glad you are doing so well! Recovery for foot injuries can be very long and frustrating. Attitude makes a big difference and it sounds like you have a great one. Good luck!
Ginger
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 01-13-2016, 05:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By ginger62
Re: Calcaneal Heel Fracture - Week 6 - Noticable Improvement

I'm glad you are doing so well! Recovery for foot injuries can be very long and frustrating. Attitude makes a big difference and it sounds like you have a great one. Good luck!
Ginger
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 01-13-2016, 03:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,001
Posted By ginger62
Re: PTTD Surgery 2 years ago, and calves!

Hey Punkin!
I remember you! I am having surgery on my other foot next week so I will be back on the boards a bit. I have nerve issues too from arthroscopic knee surgery I had (I fell out of bed the...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 01-09-2016, 08:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 557
Posted By ginger62
Re: I don't feel normal

Oh doll, everyone heals differently. I was on meds for at least 3 weeks, if not more. Don't compare your experience to anyone else's, just try to learn new tips and tricks, and, of course get a ton...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 01-09-2016, 08:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,070
Posted By ginger62
Re: Always a little positive thinking - 3.5 years out Calcaneus Explosion

Miss you girl! Going for PTTD surgery on my other foot in 2 weeks. :( You've come a long, long way. :)
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 08-07-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,963
Posted By ginger62
Re: Posterior Tibial Tendon pain help please

First off, this site saved my sanity when I had my surgery. It is such a wonderful community! Second, this surgery is really scary. No ifs, ands or buts. Doing nothing is worse though. I wish I had...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 08-07-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,963
Posted By ginger62
Re: Posterior Tibial Tendon pain help please

Tawk, if you are anywhere near Baltimore, please check out Mercy Hospital, especially Dr. Mark Myerson. Don't let it go on for too long, it progresses very quickly. I don't come on this board too...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 12-01-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 681
Posted By ginger62
Re: Surgery #3 On the way...

Dang girl...get up with me!
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 11-26-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By ginger62
Late 2012 PTTD folks... how y'all doing?

Hey all,
I had my surgery 9/25/12. (The works). Things are going pretty well. The foot is still fairly weak, but no brace necessary except at work (slippery floors). My only other problem is the...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 11-26-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,604
Posted By ginger62
Re: Flat foot reconstruction or ankle fusion

Hey Deb,
A lot of times they can't really tell what the options are until they have you on the table, unfortunately. That being said, visit as many doctors as you can til you find one you really,...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 08-23-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,638
Posted By ginger62
Re: Plantar Fasciitis, Shoes

The only thing that gave me any relief was rolling my foot over a frozen water bottle every time I was sitting down. I had previously tried the night splint, stretches, new shoes etc. It took about 3...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 08-22-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 921
Posted By ginger62
Re: 6 months post FDL transfer :)

Yay for you Courtney! So happy to hear you're doing so well. I am still working on toe raises...not doing too well them. Maybe there is still hope. I hear ya about only standing for so long. Make...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 07-28-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,185
Posted By ginger62
Re: Advice calcaneal osteotomy and peroneal tendon repair Monday

Good luck with your surgery tomorrow! If you don't mind my asking, where are you having it done? PesCav and I (I believe) were both at Mercy in Baltimore which isn't far from you. The doctors there...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 06-08-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,012
Posted By ginger62
Re: using arizona brace

Try wearing it as much as you can, then go in for adjustments as necessary. After about 3 weeks in mine I went back and the tech marked my foot with lipstick (mine, not his!). Put my foot in the...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 06-08-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 623
Posted By ginger62
Re: Regaining muscle question

Hey Liz!
I hope you are enjoying your new job. I'm in the same boat with the calf thing, although I think mine may be worse since I wore an Arizona brace for 2 years before surgery. My OS said the...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 05-23-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 519
Posted By ginger62
Re: 3 months post FDL transfer

Yay, baby girl! So happy for you.
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 04-26-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 653
Posted By ginger62
Re: I can walk!! I can drive!!!!!!!

Yay on the progress! It's such a long road to recovery with this surgery...the milestones are truly memorable.
I'd say definitely get new sneakers. Your old ones are probably worn into your "old...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-21-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By ginger62
Re: Ice Ice Baby

PesCav, weren't you at Mercy like me? I iced constantly...cuz Dr. M. Said so and he is definitely the boss. Maybe our surgeries were different? I had the works.
Ginger
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-21-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,489
Posted By ginger62
Re: 2 weeks in aircast boot - heel pain still really bad?

Animal, if I were you I would go in the boot (I know it sucks). It takes time to get used to tennis shoes, even with an ankle brace. I'm 6 months out and still wishing a little that I had my brace at...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-19-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 665
Posted By ginger62
Re: Post Op Foot Sweating

Marla, could it be menopause? That's what's keeping me up with night sweats.
Big, big hugs.
Ginger
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-13-2013, 05:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,759
Posted By ginger62
Re: Bah. Sudden Twinge?

Hey Snow, it sounds like what others have described when scar tissue "pops", which is supposed to be a good thing. I remember reading about it before my surgery. Maybe do a search? It hasn't happened...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-08-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,355
Posted By ginger62
Re: Should I ask for a cast?!?!

You really need to keep your ankle immobilized so if you know you'll be taking it off a lot I think you might be better off with a cast.
Ginger
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-08-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,305
Posted By ginger62
Re: Sandals post PTTD surgery

Hey Paula! Nice to hear from you!
NC Girl, will you let me know how you like your orthotics? My doc asked if I wanted them and I really didn't have any idea. I hope to God I can get out of these...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-08-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 640
Posted By ginger62
Re: 8 weeks post op... pain?

Hey Animal, I had pretty sharp all over pains, especially when I tried to PWB, well into 12 weeks. I think it's very normal. Unfortunately, you probably just have to wait it out. It will still swell...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-05-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 458
Posted By ginger62
Re: I conquered those dang steps!

I used to crawl up the stairs and almost cry when I saw my scooter.
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-05-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 547
Posted By ginger62
Re: Surgery was late yesterday and doing pretty good

Did they give you Vistaril (Hydroxozine?) if it's making you crazy you might ask for that. Otherwise it tapers off as you get used to the meds (or taper off them).
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-05-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 547
Posted By ginger62
Re: Surgery was late yesterday and doing pretty good

You might try Benadryl for the itching if it doesn't interfere with your other meds.
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-05-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,303
Posted By ginger62
Re: PWB - Am I Going Too Fast?

Yeah! Like PesCav says! Doctor Schmockter! Really, though, they are giving you guidelines, not deadlines. I know I was behind what they said, probably 80% of everybody here was too. Listen to your...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-05-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,793
Posted By ginger62
Re: Help! Peroneal/tendon issues

The only thing I would caution you on, Lex, is there's not a whole lot of people here that it got better for. Mine started out as a sore ankle from working out and got progressively worse for 4 1/2...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-05-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,303
Posted By ginger62
Re: PWB - Am I Going Too Fast?

Sometimes a gel cup in the heel of the boot will help. I used one for a couple of weeks.
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-05-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,167
Posted By ginger62
Re: No Toe Wiggle :(

NC coast is getting rain and wind tomorrow, my first day back at work! My store is indoor/outdoor so we'll see how I do on a wet floor.
Ginger
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-05-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 547
Posted By ginger62
Re: Surgery was late yesterday and doing pretty good

Good luck! Getting through the next few days is the hardest part and it sounds like you're off to a good start. Be a little careful with the knee walker, it can get away from you. It got me 3 times!...
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