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Old 11-30-2019, 10:42 PM   #1
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This coming Monday at 1pm I will be undergoing "revision" and 'fusion' surgery of left ankle/foot joints.

June of 2016 I started having numbness in left foot after standing on it for couple hours.
That progressed into extreme numbness/pain with shorter durations of standing on it.

Feb 2018 I had surgery to fuse two joints in ankle/foot....tibia/talus/navicular.
That entailed 13 screws and 2 plates.
2 months of non-load bearing then 2 months of PT.

Due to issues with bones fusing also used a 'bone generator' (stimulator) for 180 days.
Unfortunately besides non-union problems I developed pain in calcaneus (heel bone) joint. Tests confirmed it had degenerated and would need to be fused.

SO finally on Monday the Orthopedic Surgeon will remove the old screws/plates, redo the two previous joints (grinding/chiseling), grind/chisel the new joint issue, add bone paste to joints and then POUND a 12" Spike up thru heel/talus bones into the tibia and anchor it top/bottom with cross screws thru tibia and heel bone

Minimum of 3 months NON-LOAD Bearing followed up by PT, bone generator treatments and PRAYERS!
Average full recovery is 10-12 months so hopefully by Christmas 2020 I will be footloose and dancing the jig

Those episodes when you were 20 yrs old....some starting with "Here hold my Beer" WILL catchup and come home to roost ----but I did have a heck of time growing up

Thoughts and prayers would be appreciated>
Monday Dec 2, 2019 at 1pm MST


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Old 11-30-2019, 11:00 PM   #2
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Old 11-30-2019, 11:10 PM   #3
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Yikes that does not sound like fun at all!!!!

Here's hoping the best for you.
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Old 11-30-2019, 11:14 PM   #4
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You have mine, I hope all goes well for you.

Me too, "A 12' spike"? I wonder what old Doc Adams would think?

Good luck and all the best for a speedy recovery!
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Old 11-30-2019, 11:23 PM   #5
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Ima’ praying for you Ol’ Biscuit for sure.
Be a good boy and do what your supposed to.
Take your time healing, no Superman stuff okay?
Ugh...just reading your post made me squirm a bit.
Keep us posted.
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Old 12-01-2019, 05:21 AM   #6
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Thoughts and prayers for you!
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Old 12-01-2019, 05:27 AM   #7
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Godbless.. I assume you are out of options.. urgh. Good luck and heal up...
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Wish you the best. Yes, prayers for a quick recovery...
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Damn Biscuit, that makes my upcoming Spinal Stenosis treatment sound like a bad cold!
Wish you a full recovery.
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Good Luck sir hope all goes well for you.
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Now how will those folks with furnace and water heaters ever get their stuff fixed........take care and be waiting to hear how it goes......hope the best for you....
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Praying for a speedy recovery!
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Best wishes for a fast recovery!
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