Tuesday, December 14, 2010

2 years after breaking my ankle & surgery

Two years after my injury & repair this is the real story. It is true that my left ankle does not feel the same as my right ankle. It is slightly stiff, especially if I don't stretch everyday. I have learned that working out each week with weights doing squats & lots of jumping on my bad ankle does help. It's not pleasant & I suppose I wish that I had done this earlier; but you really have to work the ankle to make it hurt less & be more flexible. I have patients who have not worked their injured ankle (or other extremity) & find it to be frozen & stiff. If there is one thing that I can offer to you, who have unfortunately suffered such an injury, is that you have to step it up a notch & really work it to make it less stiff & perhaps, prevent arthritis. I skied Jay Peak last weekend & felt really good - I actually felt that my left (injured) leg was stronger than my other (right) leg. Recover depends on so many things - PT, massage, acupuncture, laser, basically working your ankle like the other one. But when you feel stronger, you have to add weights & so some strength training - not to be an athlete, but to feel less stiff & stronger.

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  1. This is really very true. I'm now six-months post ORIF surgery, and can really feel the improvement in my strength and stability on the operated ankle. In fact, because of my PT and daily exercises at home, I feel more stability on that side than I ever had prior to the accident! (I had vestibular issues I never attended to; that had nothing to do with breaking my ankle but I really should have done vestibular rehab years ago.)

    It's very true that you have to kick up the PT a notch everytime you re-acquire a skill or more range of motion. Otherwise the recovery just gets to a certain point, then stops. That's not enough. Keep challenging yourself!

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  2. Hi,

    Just had foot surgery to correct a Morton's foot deformity on 02/15/2012 and came across your blog while laid up in my apt. (I live in a 3-story walk up so I really am a temp shut-in).

    Anyhoo, appreciate your blog and you might want to check mine out (http://heartseamonkeys.blogspot.com/).

    You're totally right about feeling cut off from people, and in fact, a whole city when you're laid up with a foot or leg injury and on crutches. I've decided crutches are just the most limiting, awkward form of mobility around. I think they were invented for very slim men with a lot of upper-body strength who just never got tired crutching around. :)

    Thanks, -- M.

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  3. Thank you, this helps me so much!! I am a yr post ankle surgery (w/ a plate a 3 screws left after the 2 stabilizing ones were removed) and have been trying to workout this occasional stiffness. At 1st I thought it was just the weather, but in this very humid 80 degree NC summer I have no excuse.

    I was already thinking I needed to exercise more (but have been lazy!), but seeing this tells me I need to push b/c I want this ankle stronger - not to mention I miss heels!! Wedges work but sometimes a killer pump is perfect!! Keep getting stronger and thank you again. ;)

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  5. Thanks so much for sharing! I am 10 months post bimalleolar fracture (2 surgeries- one 10 months back and 2nd 8 months back)- 6 screws and a plate. We recently visited Europe and I walked for 8 to 9 miles one of the days, and since then my ankle is flaring up often- occasional stiffness, pain or swelling . I think I just need to judge how much to push. I used to swim and that helped a lot- so I need to get back to swimming, biking and weights. I plan to start yoga too- hopefully that will help. This is definitely a journey. I wait for the day when I wake up and don't think of my ankle- not sure if that will happen- but I will try my best:)

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  6. I smashed up my ankle almost 5 years ago and can't believe how much time has passed. At the time I wondered if I would ever be better again. I still experience a lot of pain and stiffness and agree that exercise makes it better, although I have to say that, while it feels a lot better WHILE I'm exercising, the next day (sometimes two) is hell and I get up and limp for the first 10 minutes. I'm going to try acupuncture in the new year and see how I get on. My sister is a masseuse and has promised to have a look at it and see if she can do anything.

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  7. I broke my ankle about four years ago, sadly during the summer. Had to have two cute screws installed just for falling down six stairs. I do a lot of walking and I'm a waitress but the pain is unbearable some times. I used to wear my walking boot for work when it was really bad. Now that it's winter it hurts even more. My boyfriend helps me bend it around and he massages it as much as he can without hurting me but it's still pretty bad. Is there any way I can help it more? And if anyone knows any good ways of getting rid of scars this old, that would be awesome too. I tried vitamin e oil but that didn't work and made my skin break out (I have really sensitive skin, have to use baby lotion and washes) and I've been trying this scar cream but that's not really working either.

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  8. I'm still trying to reocovde after 2 years since my ankle surgery. I've done all the strerching and exercises but still feel stiff I'm the mornings. I can Bear more weight now but the stiffness persists and affects mobility.

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  9. I had surgery on my big toe a couple of years ago, and now my toe often feels numb and stiff. I thought working out and stretching it was bad for it so I haven't worked it out at all. I'm so glad I read your article and I now know to start stretching it. Hopefully I didn't wait too long to start training and strengthening i t. http://www.socalfootandankle.com/our-practice-2/

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  12. My Husband left me for another woman, i am so glad that my husband is back today with the help of Dr Brave, He is Powerful and Genuine spell caster, My name is Becky Miller , I live in California,USA. I'm happily married to a lovely and caring husband ,with three kids. A very big problem occurred in my family seven months ago,between me and my husband .so terrible that he took the case to court for a divorce.he said that he never wanted to stay with me again,and that he didn't love me anymore.So he packed out of the house and made me and my children passed through severe pain. I tried all my possible means to get him back,after much begging,but all to no avail.and he confirmed it that he has made his decision,and he never wanted to see me again. So on one evening,as i was coming back from work,i met an old friend of mine who asked of my husband .So i explained every thing to him,so he told me that the only way i can get my husband back,is to visit a spell caster,because it has really worked for him too.So i never believed in spell,but i had no other choice,than to follow his advice. Then he gave me the email address of the spell caster whom he visited.{bravespellcaster@gmail.com}. So the next morning,i sent a mail to the address he gave to me,and the spell caster assured me that i will get my husband back the next day.What an amazing statement!! I never believed,so he spoke with me,and told me everything that i need to do. Then the next morning, So surprisingly, my husband who didn't call me for the past seven 9 months,gave me a call to inform me that he was coming back.So Amazing!! So that was how he came back that same day,with lots of love and joy,and he apologized for his mistake,and for the pain he caused me and my children. Then from that day,our relationship was now stronger than how it were before,by the help of a spell caster. So, i will advice you out there to kindly visit the same website { http://lovespelldrbrave.weebly.com/. } if you have any problem contact Dr Brave ,{ bravespellcaster@gmail.com }, thanks you Dr Brave, i will always be testifying about your good work, and for any questions call me on
    +1(575) 779-6197.

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  13. I have been married for 14 years and i have known my wife for about 20 years now. I only discovered that my wife, the every woman i love with my life was cheating on me with her boss. This broke my heart in pieces. I knew form the very beginning that her boss was going to bring about the end of my happiness there was something about him that gives him an upper hand when i came to women. He always got what he wanted from any beauty that capture his eye. What wowed me was that my wife, fell for him and decided to put at stake everything we have fought and worked for all those 14 years. I trusted her though i can’t say that our sex life was epic but i can say we were doing alright. I discovered messages in her computer about 8 months ago. I was mad and at the same time sad but i was going to find out how true they where before i ask her or rather before i was going confront her about what i know about sexual relationship with her boss. Unfortunately i was so unlucky and could not dig up any dirt. The affair was perfectly carried out and by all means no trail was left to trace. I could not pay for a private investigator so i decided to confront her myself and ask her about the messages on her computer and like instantly she came out clean but i wished i never asked her because it was like she needed me to see those messages in the first place. My discovery about her affair was like her ticket or rather her way of telling me she no longer was in love with me after 14 years of marriage. She basically left me for her boss. I wished i knew where we went wrong and got bad. Am just gonna go straight to the point because i was not just going let her go like that. She was the first and only girl i had sex with i was not a popular guy in high school she was all i had and loved i was not even in my dreams, let her go without a fight in what ever form. I found a SPELL CASTER DR IHUNDE Online during a 4 months period she was living with her boss. He is a real and legit spell caster and all his spell actually works just the way they ought to work. If not for DR IHUNDE i would probably be a wasted human by now. He helped me cast a spell that was going to make the woman i promised my life time to on the day of our wedding come back to me. It might seem selfish of me to some of you but others who understand what i was in, can tell that just letting her do would be foolish because never again will i find someone like her. All DR IHUNDE asked from me was just materials and nothing else and it was for not reason compulsory for me to give him the money for the materials because, i had options he gave me to get the spell done. I could get the materials myself and mail it to him via ups or come down to his holy temple or send down the cost of the materials to him which is less expensive that all other options. And i did just that and it worked will for me. He helped me cast the spell and via ups he sent me a package containing harmless materials and instructions on how i was going make the spell active. I did all he asked me to do in the instructions and everything happened just how i wanted. I got my wife to love just the way i wanted and i loved her just how she wanted. I can literally say my life is perfect because all i need in my life was my family and i had it back with a stronger love bound. DR IHUNDE can be reached with his email address {ihundespelltemple@gmail.com} note: when contacting him use this email in its right format where all words and character are packed together.

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  14. How To Get Your Lost Husband Back

    “LOVE is the key to LIFE”. That was the word from Dr Ukaka when I consulted his powerful Love Temple. I married the wrong man; I realized that after four years of our unfruitful marriage. Everything was going from Best to Worst in our life, no child, I got demoted from work after our marriage, my husband was sacked a year after. His application for new job in various offices was constantly declined even though he was qualified enough. I was made to take care of my family with the low income I earn get that wasn’t enough to pay our rent. We keep praying a seeking for help from some people, my friends laugh at me behind because I was advised not to get married yet.It was one Thursday night that my husband woke me up and told me that has thought enough about our crisis, he said that our crisis is not ordinary and it’s beyond our spiritual level. He suggested we should consult Dr Ukaka from testimonies he showed me online about how he has been helping families. I was afraid, I don’t like evil or spell but I supported him to contact him if he can help us. We consulted him via freedomlovespell@hotmail.com and he replied positively after 20munites with congratulating email that he can help us but he will need our pure heart and trusts in his work if he will cast the spell on us and purify our life. We agreed to his terms. He cast the spell and told us to expect results within 5days. I waited for three days nothing happened, so I started having doubt and blaming my husband for emailing Dr Ukaka. It was on the fifth day that my husband was called for an interview and he got a well-paying work, I was prompted to a higher position. I missed my period on the 5th day and it was confirmed that I am with a baby. Things have really changed for us for good and we now have our own house and cars. I will never forget what Dr Ukaka told us “LOVE is the key to LIFE”, this word keep me going. People that laughed at us are coming close for help and I am delighted to welcome them because my family is now blessed. Dr Ukaka is a savior and man that keep to his word even when I doubted his powers at the end of the spell. Thank you great Dr Ukaka and your Oracle for helping us via freedomlovespell@hotmail.com and I will keep spreading this message to people in need of help. also contact him for help.website address: freedomlovespelltemple.yolasite.com ;

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  15. An amazing testimony on a spell caster who brought my wife back to me.. My name is David Robson,i live in Canada,and I'm happily married to a lovely and caring wife ,with two kids. A very big problem occurred in my family six months ago,between me and my wife .so terrible that he took the case to court for a divorce. she said that she never wanted to stay with me again,and that he didn't love me anymore. So she packed out of the house and made me and my children passed through severe pain. I tried all my possible means to get her back,after much begging,but all to no avail. and she confirmed it that she has made his decision,and she never wanted to see me again. So on one evening,as i was coming back from work,i met an old friend of mine who asked of my wife .So i explained every thing to him,so he told me that the only way i can get my wife back,is to visit a spell caster,because it has really worked for him too. So i never believed in spell,but i had no other choice,than to follow his advice. Then he gave me the email address of the spell caster whom he visited.{drolulubaspelltemple@gmail.com}. So the next morning,i sent a mail to the address he gave to me,and the spell caster assured me that i will get my wife back the next day. What an amazing statement!! I never believed,so he spoke with me,and told me everything that i need to do. Then the next morning, So surprisingly, my wife who didn't call me for the past six {6}months,gave me a call to inform me that she was coming back.So Amazing!! So that was how she came back that same day,with lots of love and joy,and she apologized for her mistake,and for the pain she caused me and my children. Then from that day,our relationship was now stronger than how it were before,by the help of a spell caster. So, i will advice you out there to kindly visit the great Dr oluluba if you are in any condition like this,or you have any problem related to "bringing your ex back. So thanks to the Dr oluluba for bringing back my wife ,and brought great joy to my family once again. {drolulubaspelltemple@gmail.com

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    ANITA GOLDING

    UNITED KINGDOM.

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  17. An amazing testimony on a spell caster who brought my wife back to me.. My name is David Robson,i live in Canada,and I'm happily married to a lovely and caring wife ,with two kids. A very big problem occurred in my family six months ago,between me and my wife .so terrible that he took the case to court for a divorce. she said that she never wanted to stay with me again,and that he didn't love me anymore. So she packed out of the house and made me and my children passed through severe pain. I tried all my possible means to get her back,after much begging,but all to no avail. and she confirmed it that she has made his decision,and she never wanted to see me again. So on one evening,as i was coming back from work,i met an old friend of mine who asked of my wife .So i explained every thing to him,so he told me that the only way i can get my wife back,is to visit a spell caster,because it has really worked for him too. So i never believed in spell,but i had no other choice,than to follow his advice. Then he gave me the email address of the spell caster whom he visited.{drolulubaspelltemple@gmail.com}. So the next morning,i sent a mail to the address he gave to me,and the spell caster assured me that i will get my wife back the next day. What an amazing statement!! I never believed,so he spoke with me,and told me everything that i need to do. Then the next morning, So surprisingly, my wife who didn't call me for the past six {6}months,gave me a call to inform me that she was coming back.So Amazing!! So that was how she came back that same day,with lots of love and joy,and she apologized for her mistake,and for the pain she caused me and my children. Then from that day,our relationship was now stronger than how it were before,by the help of a spell caster. So, i will advice you out there to kindly visit the great Dr oluluba if you are in any condition like this,or you have any problem related to "bringing your ex back. So thanks to the Dr oluluba for bringing back my wife ,and brought great joy to my family once again. {drolulubaspelltemple@gmail.com

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  18. An amazing testimony on a spell caster who brought my wife back to me. My name is David Robson, I live in Canada, and I'm happily married to a lovely and caring wife, with two kids. A very big problem occurred in my family six months ago, between me and my wife .so terrible that he took the case to court for a divorce. She said that she never wanted to stay with me again, and that he didn't love me anymore. So she packed out of the house and made me and my children passed through severe pain. I tried all my possible means to get her back, after much begging, but all to no avail. And she confirmed it that she has made his decision, and she never wanted to see me again. So on one evening, as I was coming back from work, I met an old friend of mine who asked of my wife .So I explained everything to him, so he told me that the only way I can get my wife back, is to visit a spell caster, because it has really worked for him too. So I never believed in spell, but I had no other choice, than to follow his advice. Then he gave me the email address of the spell caster whom he visited.{drolulubaspelltemple@gmail.com}. So the next morning, I sent a mail to the address he gave to me, and the spell caster assured me that I will get my wife back the next day. What an amazing statement!! I never believed, so he spoke with me, and told me everything that I need to do. Then the next morning, so surprisingly, my wife who didn't call me for the past six {6} months, gave me a call to inform me that she was coming back. So Amazing!! So that was how she came back that same day, with lots of love and joy, and she apologized for her mistake, and for the pain she caused me and my children. Then from that day, our relationship was now stronger than how it was before, by the help of a spell caster. So, I will advice you out there to kindly visit the great Dr oluluba if you are in any condition like this, or you have any problem related to "bringing your ex back. So thanks to the Dr oluluba for bringing back my wife, and brought great joy to my family once again. {drolulubaspelltemple@gmail.com

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  19. How To Get Your Lost Husband Back

    “LOVE is the key to LIFE”. That was the word from Dr Ukaka when I consulted his powerful Love Temple. I married the wrong man; I realized that after four years of our unfruitful marriage. Everything was going from Best to Worst in our life, no child, I got demoted from work after our marriage, my husband was sacked a year after. His application for new job in various offices was constantly declined even though he was qualified enough. I was made to take care of my family with the low income I earn get that wasn’t enough to pay our rent. We keep praying a seeking for help from some people, my friends laugh at me behind because I was advised not to get married yet.It was one Thursday night that my husband woke me up and told me that has thought enough about our crisis, he said that our crisis is not ordinary and it’s beyond our spiritual level. He suggested we should consult Dr Ukaka from testimonies he showed me online about how he has been helping families. I was afraid, I don’t like evil or spell but I supported him to contact him if he can help us. We consulted him via freedomlovespell@hotmail.com and he replied positively after 20munites with congratulating email that he can help us but he will need our pure heart and trusts in his work if he will cast the spell on us and purify our life. We agreed to his terms. He cast the spell and told us to expect results within 5days. I waited for three days nothing happened, so I started having doubt and blaming my husband for emailing Dr Ukaka. It was on the fifth day that my husband was called for an interview and he got a well-paying work, I was prompted to a higher position. I missed my period on the 5th day and it was confirmed that I am with a baby. Things have really changed for us for good and we now have our own house and cars. I will never forget what Dr Ukaka told us “LOVE is the key to LIFE”, this word keep me going. People that laughed at us are coming close for help and I am delighted to welcome them because my family is now blessed. Dr Ukaka is a savior and man that keep to his word even when I doubted his powers at the end of the spell. Thank you great Dr Ukaka and your Oracle for helping us via freedomlovespell@hotmail.com and I will keep spreading this message to people in need of help. also contact him for help.website address: freedomlovespelltemple.yolasite.com ;

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