After being confirmed by MRI that I need a triple fusion of ankle, arthrodesis. I have been trying to wriggle out of getting it done. Asked surgeon if I did'nt go ahead what would consequences be? His answer today was in a nutshell it will get worse and lead to disablement. I thought he might say, well you could leave it a year or two, but No, Its apparently better to do it sooner rather than later.
Also, was quite worried about crutches, because of wrists and shoulders, so asked about that too, I mentioned the K9, which was recommended on here, looks like I'd have to buy that myself (not).
Wrist bone currently size of golf ball, rang rheumy today! In work today ordered a new key board & mouse off I.T Dept, lovely ergonomic mouse side ways type, and wheely thing on keyboard. I said in email that my doc said I had to have it (what a chancer!) Pal told me about it gave me make & model number.. Hoho!
Said to boss laughingly, I'm becoming a liabilty - he did'nt answer! sorry that was sidetraking....
Anyway, I have to face it, this operation is gonna happen, and I am going to have to sit still for THREE MONTHS!!! the thoughts of it is driving me mad.
Ok, I can read, watch TV (box sets incl) surf net, draw, listen to music, what else??? ideas please? don't like puzzels. ( I can't really draw!)
Also, if this is not too personal, how do you get up & down to the loo at night if you can't walk I'm quite fidgety in that dept.