And then the mail came.......(need jaws music)
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Today, we got a copy of the orthopedics assessment. He says hubby is only 15% disabled....lol. Turns out, he is a great ortho, but for hips and back. Hubby has chronic bialteral Achilles calcific tendonitis; Bilateral ankle osteoarthrisis; and Bilateral skewfoot deformities. He also had a triple arthrodesis when he was a teen. It is now deforming and causing great pain outside of the arthritis. He stated that if Gary has any more problems, he needs to see a ankle and foot specialist. So Monday, we are going to make an appointment for an assessment due to this surgery. It causes all kinds of problems years later...degenerative arthritis, pain, deformity, lack of balance...etc My husband has always been a hard worker. He would get up every morning two hours early to relax his muscles so he could work. He literally has to crawl out of the tub and uses a cart to walk in the store. I don't know what is going to happen, but we are going to two more specialists. One for the cerebral palsy and another for the foot. This other doctor missed something as he said Gary could stand four hours a day....lol. Not happening if more than 10 minutes at a time. It affects his balance. Also, he said hubby could bend and stoop. Hubby can't stoop down at all and becomes unbalanced if he bends forward.
I didn't realize this is going to be so hard. I know he can't do much without falling down or suffering great pain.