Just after I lost my husband four years ago, I managed inexplicably to seriously damage my right ankle - a very serious sprain. At the time, I was offered surgery, but refused as recovery time/immobility was up to six months, and I was suddenly living alone.
I have been sort-of coping - swimming, yoga etc - until around six months ago, when my ankle began to get stiffer and more painful. I have also recently been diagnosed with osteoporosis.
One of the side effects of this has been a weakened right leg, which of course affects other parts, too, and also, scarily, a loss of physical confidence. Surgery is not on the menu. Any comments/suggestions you may have would be very welcome - thanks.