Posted by Don B. on April 29, 20 at 03:13:45:
When I had my surgery done last month, the surgeon put 5 rather long screws in my foot. Actually two were down through the tibia and into the ankle joint. looking at an xray there was just a little triangular bit of bone outside of one of these large screws that fused the ankle. Well after five weeks of recovery it was learned that that bit of ankle had broken off and, even worse, the foot wsa losing the alignment that the screws wer supposed to maintain. So more drastic measures are in store.
I go into the hospital tomorrow and the doctor will remove the three longest screws and insert a rod through the heel, ankle and into the tibia, maintaining the alignment of the foot ankle and leg. Hopefully it will be an overnight stay with a return to my home. Bad news: it will be another three months off the foot. Good news: I will still have a foot and I am used to the routine. Prayers and kind thoughts are appreciated.
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