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Old fracture-to fix or not to fix

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Well, apparently, I did fracture my foot back in January and it's not healing correctly. Ortho doc wants a lot of money so debating doing nothing. The pain is minor at this point and I don't feel like I've lost any use of my foot. What happens, I wonder, if I choose to do nothing?

Off my treadmill again-for blistering on my other foot. Can't seem to win with this exercise thing. Guess I'll have to learn to chair dance. I do have some upper body and leg exercises I can do without using my feet so guess that'll be this weeks goal.

2 of my grandson's are coming to visit me for a month this summer. One of them has been here the last few years, his step brother gets to come this time as well. The boys are 7 and 8 and I'm sure we'll have a lot of fun. I've not met the older boy as they live in Mi. My husband's been up there once to see them but I didn't get to go. Both of them are extremely tall for their age-the oldest the size of a 12 year old. (They have giant parents) I am very excited that they are coming to see grandma.

I sure wish spring would make an appearance. It teased us with almost 80 degree temps one day and now there is snow in the forecast and it's down right cold with no visible sun in sight. Yuck.

New medications don't seem to be helping much. One of them makes me want to eat. Not helping.

Oh well. I have to get the spare room cleaned out. Guess that requires feet I'm suppose to stay off of today. Hmmm. I'm so bored.

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    I'm so sorry I hadn't read this post of yours before reading the one from the 26th... Not having a medical background, I don't have any good suggestions for you, although I can share an experience my aunt had years ago. This was before MRIs were even used as diagnostic tools for this, and it was believed she had a stress fracture. She was given a stability boot, wore it for some time, and eventually, the break healed. I realize that and a Marcus Welby re-run are worth about 5ยข (with inflation), but I'm sending my best wishes for smooth, swift healing. emoticon
    1910 days ago
    You haven't said what the orthopedist said about the fracture and what the outcome might be down the line if you don't have it treated. The fact that it hasn't healed properly on its own sounds like the repair will be more complicated that it would have been had it been treated up front. I think you must deal with having the work done or risk life-long mobility problems. A second opinion is an excellent idea.
    1912 days ago
  • SHARON10002
    I'd be inclined to get a second opinion from someone who specializes in the foot. It's hard to say - may cause problems in the future, and then again, maybe not. Go for the second opinion. Do some research to find a known specialist . . . highly recommended.
    1916 days ago
    If I were you and had treated my foot gently for a couple of months with no union or callus formation, I might be concerned something else was going on. I broke the small toe of my right foot when I was 12 and it was never repaired. In adult life, it led to the formation of a bunionette which may have to be surgically corrected at some point. Why don't you talk to another doctor about your concerns, maybe your primary physician?
    1917 days ago
    I know two adults who broke foot bones many years ago and never did anything about it. One was told by doc that there
    are so many bones in there that it's
    hard to do much of anything. Neither one
    has trouble walking. Sometimes w/
    cold weather, bones ache a bit, but
    that's it.
    1917 days ago
    I would definitely check into the possible consequences before deciding what to do about the break. Enjoy the time with your grandsons.

    1917 days ago
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