Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Health Update

 Had a doc appointment today with the specialist.

Good news is, I get to keep my foot. 

Bad news is, I am definitely heading back to surgery. 

Well, that's actually good news too!

I have a ganglion cyst, which most likely brought back the problems with my foot. 
Or my foot problems caused the cyst? Who knows. 

So the surgery plans will be submitted for approval & I'll go to surgery. 

Bring it on! 

I'm really ready to get well again! 

One of the things I really want to get out there & do is -- GO HIKING! Take long walks! Ride my bike again! So in the future, I hope to be able to gain my life back again! 

Thank you all for your concerns of the past, present & future.  I truly appreciate it.



22 comments:

  1. Sure hope this surgery takes care of your foot for you and you can enjoy life again.

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    1. Thanks, lets all hope for the best for ourselves huh?

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  2. Lets hope this surgery puts your troubles behind you and you can move forward.

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  3. at least it has a name now... you going to have to go through therapy again? I'd stay off Ellie's roof this time around! ... get those rolling sneaker things for that foot... scoot it about and stay off it or get a sit down walker thingy.

    this time ... it'll work...

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    1. It's always had a name, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome. But it's been a slow process of getting through all the red tape. Ellie's roof doesn't hurt me, walking, riding the bike or standing long do. But when I'm on the roof, I'm usually sitting. However, I don't have to go up there for anything any time soon ;-)

      NOOOO, no rolling sneakers! That would be bad, very, very bad for the foot. I wear a brace too.

      Yes, I'll have to do physical therapy after surgery.

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  4. Got my toes crossed hoping this time it fixes it. I want my foot to hurry up and heal too. I'd like to go hiking.

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    1. Whats wrong with your foot Mary? Uncross those toes, that's got to hurt! Maybe one day, we'll go hiking together! With the dogs of course :-)

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  5. Sure hope this works... Bill is having foot problems now... not the bone spur (he thinks)... but.. darn! isn't it always something? Best wishes for that biking, hiking and FEELING GOOD!!!

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    1. Oh no, Bill nor you have time for that nonsense. Tell him to cut it out! (un, not literally of course)

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  6. I sure hope the surgery resolves your foot problems. Believe me I feel for you. My broken ankle, without complications, was enough for me. Now, I think I am beginning to have problems with Plantar Fasciatis. Getting old is definitely not for wimps.

    I truly wish you the best results with your surgery. Remember I have that bottle of tequila waiting for you. :-)

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    1. Hahaha, yes, lets open that bottle soon!
      Broken ankle, I've had that too, didn't even know it was broken at the time ;-) Plantar Fasciatis is very painful, follow protocol to take care of yourself with that.

      No, getting old is not for wimps for sure.

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  7. Feet that hurt effect every aspect of your life. I hope the new surgery will relieve your pain.

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    1. Thank you Merikay. You are right on that.

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  8. Good luck with your foot surgery and I sure hope it brings you some relief.

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  9. Hard to enjoy movement with anything aching in those lower extremities ... hope that the surgery is quick healing and gets you back up and at it before you know it. Had a family member who came through something similar with flying colors...

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    1. Thanks, yes, the surgery can work, most times. I did have it, then it re-occured. So maybe this time around will be better.

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  10. I will keep you in my healing thoughts for sure. Got to get that foot better. Nothing like having pain and not being able to enjoy a nice walk or bike ride.
    My son has one of those ganglion cysts when he was 2-3 on his rist

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  11. wrist they said he would have to stay overnight. By time I got home they called me to come get him. hahaha I told them to let me stay. No crib could hold that boy.

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    1. Thank you Jo, wow, a little toddler with a cyst. Doesn't seem fair. Glad it was caught when it was. How was it discovered? Now he has his own big crib ;-)

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  12. Wishing you the best of luck with this surgery. Having pain all the time is so wearing on your physical and emotional state of mind. I hope all of your pain is gone this time around.

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