So, last Thursday, May 8, I went to University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin for ankle reconstruction surgery brought on by posterior tibial tendon dysfunction. I've had trouble with that foot for a couple of years and it came to a head last fall. I saw our local podiatrist at that time and we started wrapping it with an ace wrap. After our trip to New Orleans in January it became apparent that the ace wrap wasn't cutting it. After checking around for a good orthopedic doc, I ended up with an appointment at UW in February. She immobilized me in a walking boot for almost 8 weeks and tried physical therapy and ultrasound. It became apparent fairly quickly that neither was helping to correct the problem and surgery was scheduled.
Now, I am in a 'no weight bearing' cast for 6 - 8 weeks, then a 'weight bearing' cast for another 6 - 8 weeks, and a boot or brace after that for a total of a 4-6 month process...."how I spent my summer" huh? I think things will get much easier once I can put weight on it but for now I am spending much time like this...
Since this photo was taken the grands have been here decorating.
DH has raised our furniture to make it easier for me to get in and out.
It might not be the most aesthetically pleasing but it sure is functional. :)
And he has overall served me very well. Love that guy!