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Hey Everyone! I am having my second fusion on November 12th and am getting a little nervous. This will actually be my third ankle/foot surgery in less than 2 years and a knee surgery in May because of all the damage with this ankle mess. My doctor will also be removing a plantar fibroma at the same time because I am over everything and need to get everything done at one time. I can't imaging needing another surgery next year. All of this has been going on for 2 1/2 years and it is just too much. I am in so much pain and have tried every type of nerve block and try to stay away from pain meds but they are the only thing that works. Did I also mention that I am in an upper management role and have to work full time, which means at least 50-60 hours a week.
Has anyone else had to have a second fusion? I am having mine because it appears that it is only 10% fused after 1 year since the first fusion. Is the pain as bad as I am expecting? The doctor is actually keeping me at the hospital for 1-3 days and all the other surgeries have been outpatient so that is also adding to my anxiety. Any advise will be appreciated or just your experiences, positive or negative will help me to prepare.
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