... but a necessity will be the scooters and something to use with my crutches on ice and snow because ankle surgery recovery in January in New Hampshire poses its own set of safety and mobility concerns. ... (6 replies)
... My story: I am a 36 year old female.
Nov 2015 I fell down 1 step and felt a huge flash of pain, a loud crunch & pop major swelling and inability to bear weight on my right foot. Urgent care and x-ray Rx as a grade 2 sprain and I was sent home with crutches and an air-cast.
Jan 2016 return to my primary because it hurt to walk downstairs and to walk anywhere with an... (6 replies)
... week, with baby steps sometimes. ... (14 replies)
... My "vast" experience is that icing 20 minutes at a time is super useful for reducing my swelling. Walking in a shoe with crutches SWELLS my foot, as does my morning foot exercises, and this quick icing and elevation makes a dramatic difference. I now do it 3X a day, since Monday. ... (5 replies)
... Foot up crutches down took me FOREVER to remember. My husband couldn't figure out why I couldn't remember it. ... (15 replies)
... make sure you aren't wearing super loose clothing, make sure your hands are dry, and keep your elbows in! baby steps! ... (15 replies)
... In case anyone is curious, after reviewing some "Explanation of Benefits" statements I believe I know how much my arthroscopic debridement and microfracture cost at "list price."
Physician fee(s): $2,686
Facilility/supplies fee: $5,050
Follow up office visit + "surgical" $607
Total before insurance: $8,343
This does not include earlier or future imaging studies. Not... (84 replies)
... Like other people on this thread i'm wondering what type of surgery to get, if I should even get surgery. I've posted on a couple other threads but have been unsucessful with no replies. I'm fifteen years old and was told I had OCD of the ankle in the medial side of the talus. I was then was given crutches and a cam boot and was non-weight bearing for 6 weeks to see if the... (84 replies)
... Even though I live in the OC, my surgeon is a podiatrist at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation clinic in Mountain View, CA (they have 4 or 5 locations). That's one reason I waited until summer, so my family could join me for a month. My employer's HQ is close to the clinic so I visit Silicon Valley often and used to live there.
I am also surprised at going FWB after only 11... (84 replies)
... crutches irritating torso and armpits. Answer was shorten crutches one inch and raise handles one notch. ... (84 replies)
... Mrs.Heidi: Hope you got a date convenient for you. My surgery date is today. Trying to remember if I have everything I need... ice packs, crutches, handicapped parking card, prescription painkillers, magazines I haven't had a chance to read, extra movies from NetFlix, etc. I'm sure I forgot something. Maybe next week I'll decide I need crutch pads or a knee scooter. (84 replies)
... Yesterday the doc (#2) showed me the latest MRIs side-by-side, and lo and behold the cysts do look a little smaller, and the amount of edema (inflamation) in the talus appears to be less. The cartilage defect appears to be the same size, though again it's hard to even be sure how big that is because it's a MRI, plus I have no experience reading MRIs. The radiologist wrote... (84 replies)
... so another MRI shouldn't change anything. Want to know it got bigger. If not, getting surgery won't feel so urgent. If bigger, I might ask for the boot and crutches early. If much bigger, will switch to OATS. ... (84 replies)
... Thanks Velvetrain and Roxygirl1! :D
I guess I was just really surprised and taken off guard this week. I knew going into the surgery that it would be a long recovery. I have tons of books and craft projects and I love my home and being home. Usually I'm working so many hours and commuting that I don't feel like I ever get to be home - so I was thinking I would enjoy... (12 replies)
... Seriously I had no idea how much my surgerey affected my mental state and outlook. I cried a few times mostly at night because I saw myself as a true handicapped person. I didn't like losing my independence. I didn't like that I was always at the whim of someones elses schedule. I hated being dependent on someone else. I hated that fiberglass cast that I was stuck in. I got a... (12 replies)
... shirts. I put baby powder on underneath too to help reduce friction. ... (27 replies)
... I've never taken care of a baby on crutches, but have babysat on them and even though I don't think I could have done it alone fully on the crutches I did push the stroller without tooooo much problems. It took some practice but if you have one where the handles can sit on either hip it kind of works... ... (19 replies)
... Has anyone been on crutches and taken care of a baby at the same time...and lived to tell about it? ... (19 replies)
... try in baby steps when you feel like you can. dont rush to ditch the crutches. but remember the sooner you try your recovery will go faster. ... (4 replies)
... I also crochet, so a couple of baby blankets were done...that's about it though. I didn't really feel up to doing much else. ... (35 replies)