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I used to write a while ago. I am 55 yrs old. I had a fall in late 2016. Hurt my right ankle badly. Of course I was told , "its just a sprain." Just a sprain turned into 2 surgeries! And the right big toe took a hit also when I fell and that ended up with 2 surgeries also. Now I have a plate in that joint/bone. Lovely. So, I had my ligament and tendons repaired and some arthritis taken care of also. That was last year. Here is my question: I am still feeling quite a lot of pain in that right ankle. Like something has undone itself or is torn even more. Especially when I go down on that foot.! The only way I can describe it is like my insides are being ripped apart when I walk. I went back to my surgeon beginning of 2019 to let him know that something was just not right in there. He said... "I'm not going to do anything drastic with that ankle" 3 minutes ! That is what I got from him. Three minutes. He couldn't be bothered. Fast forward I found a surgeon who I thought was going to be wonderful for a second opinon. She listened to me and my problems. She actually sat on a chair and gave me her attention! Wow! That doesn't happen often. She said that she would never have done surgery on the ankle and would have seen if it would have healed itself. Also told me to get better shoes and and told me to get a exercise bike , which I did to start really moving the ankle. Second opinion was going great! Until ..... the second appointment. She couldnt be bothered. Appointment at 3:20 pm. They took me in at 3:47 Pm and they close at 4 pm. So you know how this went. It didn't go well at all. She dismissed me and said this was my life.... her quote... "Your not alive if you aren't feeling pain." ... not even lying. So, now I'm stuck. I damaged the ankle yesterday again from stepping off the last stair and it hurts badly. So after a long story, has anyone had this type of injury , surgery and it didn't work? And what are you doing now? Thanks, Rose
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