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Old 08-17-2012, 12:10 AM   #199
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Location: Portland
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Originally Posted by GOZFST View Post
I broke my leg right above my ankle in 1970 when a drunk hit me while I was stopped at a light, years later I developed arthritis in the ankle, that got to the point where I needed cortisone shots every 3 months, 10 years ago I had my ankle fused, the pain went away after the fusion but I can no longer point my toes down and there is no way to get slip on boots on anymore. I hope you heal better than I did.
Yikes.. Did you do PT? Pool, walk, stretching, range of motion stuff?

On the 24th of August it will be 2 months from my crash. Im no longer in a scooter. I have switched from cruthes to a cane & I've started walking a little in my walking boot. I have also just started limping around the house with just slippers on, no crutches, cane or scooter. Just my own two feet! Slow, somewhat awkward but... I am walking kinda.

I keep getting warned of arthritis. I am/was very active and just hope that with the PT, pool therapy, range of motion & ARPwave treatment 5 x week we might see favorable results. I have no desire to take the plate/hardware out. Too icky. Surgery and being down for another 3 months... I doubt my checkbook, wife, work could tolerate another blow.

Thanks for your update Eyes Shut. Keep on, keepin on!
Originally Posted by kbasa View Post
If you're wearing Crocs, chances are that you're not smart enough to tie your shoes.
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