Well 20 wks in a cast to try and fuse my broken ankle AND hindfoot nail fusion, has not worked.(It all broke 6 wks after walking in orthotic shoes following 10+months in cast/airboot) Now waiting another 4 wks to see the surgeon to discuss any options. Plumping for amputation below the knee - drastic I know, but the nail up my shinbone is very unlikely to be removed, to allow an attempt at another fusion using external fixators.And I have donor bone since mine is missing from two previous ankle replacements. Besides which it has already taken up almost 2 years of continual care all to no avail. (Husband retired early to look after me) Family life is on hold - we have three grandchildren- and its difficult trying tp plan anything. O.K. - suggestions PLEASE?! I'd welcome feedback from a rheumatoid amputee especially. At the moment I cannot get out of bed until my lovely husband has put my airboot on for me; will it be so different if its a prosthetic leg that had to be put on? A very big decision to make, so I'm gathering all thoughts/ideas/suggestions. THANK YOU Hopalongx
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