Foot surgery update

The cast came off yesterday!

Now I feel strange as the foot had gotten used to lifting the heavy cast. The doctor is satisfied with the way the bone has fused. He has given me the go ahead to walk and do whatever I can easily.

It is a big step forward for me, ( pun not intended). I’m looking forward to walking normally with time.

I’m very grateful for all the good wishes and prayers from you all, my dear friends.

#Keepitalive

#HealthUpdate

144 thoughts on “Foot surgery update

  1. It looks like the surgery my granddaughter had for her club foot. She has had many surgeries on that foot, actually. It never came out perfectly, but she can walk. She can’t stay on her feet for hours at a time, but she can get where she needs to go and she’s a pretty on-the-go kid. I hope you are able to get up and get where you want to go too!

    I also had foot surgery on both my feet to remove big pockets of calcification around each large toe — that was just about 25 years ago. It was a HUGE improvement in my ability to walk. Over the years, the arthritis has grown back some, but it is not nearly as bad as it was when I had the surgery.

    I hope this works out for you as well as it did for me and Kaity. It looks like it’s healing well.

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      1. My son now needs surgery on his achilles tendon. He doesn’t have any disability so he isn’t sure how he can manage it. It’s always something! He’d have to be off his foot for at least a couple of months, possibly more because they have to replace his whole achilles tendon.

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          1. First he has to find a doctor who is willing to DO it. It’s a very complicated surgery and not every surgeon is even willing to attempt it. There’s just one hospital with doctors capable — and they are busy. He needs to make arrangements LONG in advance AND make some kind of deal with his boss to get the time off he needs. My foot surgery was relatively simple as foot surgeries go, but I was off my feet for two & and half months during which time I couldn’t put any weight on my feet, so it was wheel chair and climbing up and down stairs on my butt. I was a lot younger back then.

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              1. He doesn’t think he’ll be able to go back to doing the work he’s doing now. This kind of surgery never fully heals. So he has to plan for disability too or some entirely different kind of role in the place he works. It’s going to be a big change for him and all of us.

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  2. My feet are my biggest problem as well. Thankful that I’m in Mexico where I can afford to hire a masseur to come give me foot massages once a week. It’s unbelievable how much faster feet heal after surgery when you have massages. After my first surgery 45 years ago, I went through rolfing just on my feet. My dr. couldn’t believe how quickly I healed. I’ve done so after two subsequent surgeries and now just do it for maintenance… and because it feels heavenly. Hope you are soon tripping the light fantastic.. but not literally tripping, Sadje.

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  3. Wonderful news, Sadje, and you’re healing beautifully! It is a very strange feeling when the cast comes off, isn’t it? You’re armor has been removed. (I speak from experience). Continued good healing. Tread carefully, my friend, and enjoy you new-found lightness! 🌹

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