Well, not much to report since they cancelled my original surgery, I am now schedule to have surgery this Friday, April 8.  The first surgery was cancelled the morning of, because my Dr. got sick. So I spent a week off of my NSAIDS then and now another week without.  IT has been hell.  Between the athritis and the Haglund’s I am barely moving these days.

It sucks.  I will probably post again Monday morning after the surgery as I have to get out and about for a Post-op appt. and labs for pro-time since I will be on Coumadin and Lovenox, combined with my NSAIDS, I will have to be really careful not to cut myself during all this.

I am looking forward to getting on with this and getting it over with.

I have returned!

Hi all,

I lost touch after the move and just now found my way back.  Good to be back! Sort of.

After a year and half of boot on, boot off, PT, PT and more PT, my surgery for Hagland’s Deformity is scheduled for March 18, 2011.  I just couldn’t deal with it anymore  The more I tried to exercise to lose some weight to take the strain off of my bones and joints, the worse the pain got.  X-rays revealed that the spur is pretty much broken and just being held in the place by the Achilles Tendon.

I will keep everyone updated on my progress.


Could Have Been Worse

Saw the doc today and I guess I can’t complain too much.  Four more weeks in the boot cast, before I see the doc again, and I start PT on Monday; three times a week for four weeks.  We are trying to stretch the tendon out and reduce the fusiform from the partial rupture.  He feels that there is a good chance we may be able to do so and avoid surgery, at least for now.

I am concerned because I have heard that there is a much greater chance of rupture when a person has a fusiform, but then again that is what he is trying to avoid with the PT.

In the meantime, he instructed me to slow down when I walked, and keep the boot on for everything but sleeping. So here we go again. I guess we will see where it goes from here.

ATR Timeline

  • Name: FlyRed
    Location: Missouri
    Injured during: Fall on wet tiled floor
    Which Leg: L
    Status: NWB

    556 wks  4 days Post-ATR
    482 wks  3 days
       Since start of treatment

  • FlyRed has completed the grueling 26.2 ATR miles to full recovery!
    Goal: 365 days from the surgery date.
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