It’s Been Awhile - One year - 9 months

Hey all,

I realized I hadn’t updated this blog for over a year.  It’s been one year and nine months since I had surgery for a Haglund’s deformity (fancy name for a bone spur) which rubbed my achilles in two.  I really struggled with the recovery of this surgery, but am happy to say that my surgery foot is now feeling pretty good.  I still only wear very good shoes, with my custom orthotics.  I also try to not over-do and make my achilles angry.  The bad news I have to report is, I am currently in recovery from having rotator cuff/labrum surgery on my shoulder.  I also had bone spurs there that were cutting into my rotator cuff and labrum.  I didn’t let that go on for as long as I did the achilles.  I had surgery in May, 2014.  It is healing pretty good, but again, just a slow recovery.  The other piece of bad news is that my “good” foot also has a bump on it that is slowly starting to affect my achilles.  It is no where as painful as I let my “surgery” foot get.  But, lord, why, oh why do I keep laying down bone?  I have researched it and have really found nothing.  I have been to several doctors, and they do not know either.  I guess I am glad that I am a tough old bitty and that I have good insurance, because I am afraid a third surgery will be in my future.  Good Luck to everyone on their recovery.  It’s no fun, but you will get there.  Be strong.  Fight.

One Response to “It’s Been Awhile - One year - 9 months”

  1. Tough old bitty’s rule! I hope you don’t have to have another round of surgery, but prior experience does make it a little easier and it sound like you have had good recoveries. Good luck.

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