Posted by JohnB on April 30, 20 at 08:34:42:
In Reply to: Heath Updates: Don B; John B and AZ-T (Bob) posted by redding Devil on April 29, 20 at 13:31:39:
JB: ..... My health is very good in all respects except for my left ankle and foot which have given me fits for the last 40+ years. In January I finally decided that because of the constant pain I would have surgery to fuse the ankle to the foot. After several MRIs, Dr Lake told me that every joint in the foot and ankle were basically beyond repair that his suggestion was not to do any surgery and to instead always use a special foot/ankle brace and a special orthopedic shoe.... plus a bunch of tramadol for the pain(hydrocodone works much better). So far it seems to be managable but over the last year and a half I went on a diet and lost about a hundred pounds. I'm pretty sure that the weight loss was a huge factor in my ankle doing better. I'm nearing my 78th birthday so the wearing of the brace and shoe may be only for a short time. Looking forward to football coming back and just limping around. Go Devils.
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