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I haven't posted in a long time partly because my story is so discouraging. I had surgery on January 24th and basically everything went wrong. my bones were too soft to hold the screws so he used pins. It was taking forever to heal. I got as far as weightbearing with a boot but when he took out the last pin, the toe got infected. Surgery 2 left me with an antibiotic spacer where my toe had never healed and some external fixators. It also landed me in what turned out to be a horrible rehab center. I was there a month until I had surgery resulting in even bigger bandages and fixators. I refused to go back to the original hospital so my social worker found a much nicer one. I was on the picc line 3 times a day for six weeks. I finally got home last Friday. I am basically starting over and cannot fully express how tired and desolate I feel. I have no idea when, or if, I willl every be able to walk again. The bandage is so heavy that i can hardly lift my foot. Yesterday,, my whole leg started aching partiicularly my shins and calf muscles. Even my hip hurts sometimes. I've been staying off of it and had it propped up as much as I can. I'm going to call my doctor tomorrow and ask to see him sooner than the 2 weeks I am supposed to wait. I hope nothing else has gone wrong U would welcome any advice, encouragement, prayers, healing, etc. My energy is about gone.
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