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  • v BIENKE
    Violet, I don't know what a charcot foot is, so I guess I don't have that. I have osteo arthritis which made the bones collapse in my right foot. I also have rheumatoid arthritis which crippled my toes in my left foot. I had also developed hammer toes. The big joints in my right foot were fused together with screws and staples in August. Then the bunions on both sides of my left foot were cut, the toes straightened and the big toe was fused with 2 screws in January. Those screws came loose and the bone only grew together some on one side but not the other which made walking painful. That was repaired 2 days ago. Since August I spent most of my time sitting on my butt.With this type of surgery, you can't put any weight on the operated foot. It's the pits. I started counting calories again when I noticed that I gained weight. Exercising is limited due to RA and arthritis on a good day. It's the pits but I'm doing the best I can.
    188 days ago
  • v VIOLETAUTUMN
    Hi Bienke! Hope you will be feeling better soon!! Do you have Charcot foot? You don't have to answer if you rather not. I do have it and hope I will never need surgery. Take care! emoticon
    189 days ago
  • v BIENKE
    Gabi, my right foot is still numb in a lot of places but it is slowly getting better. My left foot, where only the big toe has been fused I have problems with. I'll have a CT scan on it in a week to see how much grew together and how much didn't. It's kind of hard to see on the X-ray. I shouldn't have any pain walking on at this time but I do.
    212 days ago
  • v GABIRUSZCZAK
    Bienke... vielen dank! I read your description of your foot surgery and it's EXACTLY what I had done to my right foot!
    213 days ago
  • v BIENKE
    Danke Steph. Ich will auch endlich damit fertig sein. Der Arzt sagte keine Belastung auf dem linken Fuss fuer 6-8 Wochen. Naechste Woche bekomme ich den Gipsverband. Heute morgen kamen die ersten Gefuehle zurueck, erstmal beim grossen Zeh wo der bunion geschnitten wurde und der Zeh verschraubt wurde. Die anderen Zehen schlafen noch. Die ersten paar Tage, wo ich hauptsaechlich im Bett bin, schlucke ich wieder Oxocodine (SP) yuck yuck emoticon emoticon

    315 days ago
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