Week 3: Post Op and DVT

Well the rosy recovery I feel like I’ve been having took a sharp and unpleasant turn into DVT town.  At 20 days I had my second post op appointment.  I was SO EXCITED to get into a boot and honestly I still am but it did come with some bad news.  Ever since my surgery [...]

First Post Op: Also my birthday

At 10 days I went back for my first post-op appointment ON MY BIRTHDAY.  Obviously, I was really hoping to get in a boot but alas it was not to be.  My sutures were removed for my top of ankle bone spur but my staples needed another week.  It was really nice to see my [...]

Week 1: Adaptation and Elevation

Week 1 was a challenge but was actually not as bad as I thought it would be.  My hip and knee started getting very sore from the weight of my cast but when I felt confident enough to crutch around with it behind me instead of stiffly held out front, that eased off.  I was [...]

The Surgery Day and Prep-Prepping my House

I experienced a lot of anxiety and dread before my surgery.  I was afraid to go under general anesthesia of the long recovery time.  it was pretty bad. I’m just relieved I was able to go through with it because it was touch and go. The day-of I checked in and reviewed my paperwork which [...]

Betrayed by a Vacation (my origin story)

Two years ago I had the audacity to think I was capable of walking 6 miles and I have never been the same since.  I was walking in Philly wearing some high ankle boots and suddenly I could no longer stand.  One of my legs was just dragging. There was no twist or pop involved [...]