Tripple bone fusion

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I was told by the surgeon that I needed a triple bone fusion to rectify a severe flat foot problem and I was given a date for the surgery. Up to the date (1/2/16) I was able to have a normal walking  life although my foot ached due to  arthritis in the heal joint was able to  move about normally. Now 6 months on I really wish I had not had it done because I am getting terrible pain and I am dependant on a stick or crutch. I am worried I may not be able to go back to work and if  I cant what do I do? The surgeon said when he last saw me that he is happy with the shape of my foot even though I told him I was still in pain and he assured me it was caused by the internal swelling, but I still ask my self every day when will the pain ease. I have had a Triple bone fusion with titanium implants of a post that's anchored into  my heel bone and several strips of titanium held in my 6 screws (See image) Like some stories I have read on  here I feel I will be left with a permanent limp , something  I didn't  have before surgery and what happens if I cant do my job, what  happens then. I am trying anything  to alleviate the pain from herbal remedies to spiritual healing. Does any 1 else relate to my story.. Thanks for reading 

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    Hi

    I had similar op on both my feet. First op was on my right foot. It took a year and 3 months before I could walk on it without swelling and pain .

    I didn't believe my surgeon when he said it will take up to a year to be back on your feet. I had my left foot done last November and I'm swelling free and pain free after 6 months! It's been the hardest 2 years of my life but im glad I had the ops .

    My advise to you is to have physiotherapy and make sure you do your exercises. Take it easy and don't overdo it. If it's swollen, elevate it. That's very important as whilst it's swollen the healing takes longer. I dId get strange pains in my feet and at times it was pretty scary. If your surgeon is happy with your progress then don't worry. You will get there. ...it takes time. I was a hairstylist for 30 years and had to stop due to my feet . Hang in there ??

    Nikky

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    I am 6 months post mid foot fusion and still get pain and swelling. I am a retired nurse as was warned that it could take up to a year and may never be totally pain free. Orthopaedic recovery is not quick. I still use a crutch out side the house I'm optomistic but will wait the outcome before having my right foot done. Unfortunately atheists has got my knee and back too so I'm dealing with different issues. Do I get a knee done next ?? or other foot. Just had 3rd spinal injection for sciatica. The problem with joints is the effect on other joints trying to compensate. Please keep positive and fingers crossed for a good outcome however get out and about and live life to the fullest you can .

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      Hi Kathleen I had a TKR Oct 2014 due to severe arthritis and its the best thing i ever did. Maybe i'm scared that i will have a limp after the surgery where as i didnt before. Oh well heres to a good recovery hopefully.

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    I am so sorry for your pain and after listening to the many people on this forum I am 95% sure I wont have surgery. At one time I wanted sirgery, make it better, and move on. I am glad for the opportunity to hear from others with similar experiences.
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      Looking back now I wish i had found this website BEFORE surgery i know i would haave cancelled for sure and lived with a flat foot . If only we knew then what we know now huh !! 
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