Thursday, September 10, 2009

Surgery _ Ankle Peroneal tendon subluxation and Primary ATFL Ligament repair

Yes it is as bad as it sounds. Next Thursday I will be going under the knife to finally repair an ankle that is well past the time to get fixed. The final straw occurred last November when I fell while walking with the children.

We were walking around the block after eating Thanksgiving dinner and when I went to take a step my ankle was no there, this is a common problem of mine with my left ankle. I injured it when I was in highschool and have continued to injure it since. This will in fact be my second surgery on this ankle, lets hope this one does the trick.

After my last fall, which resulted in a break and a grade three sprain (my third one in three years). As a result of the fall it was determined after doing an MRI that I have in fact split my peroneal tendon, the doctor says it appears it is cut from top to bottom and that I have no ligaments attached to the bone any longer. His exact words, "I do not see how you are walking"

The procedure is expected to take right over two hours, we will arrive at the surgery center at 6 in the morning and I will be home later that day. I will be placed in a soft cast for two weeks, at which time I will move to a walking boot, however will not be able to be weight bearing till I reach the six week mark. I will undergo extensive therapy during this time which will continue till six months post op. At which time I should have an ankle that is better than new...

Lets hope so as I am tired of being in pain and having to limit my activities for fear of getting another sprain.

So what am I going to do after I am healed. My goal is to start running, which is something I have never done. I want to run a marathon, or at least a half marathon. I want to get back in to shape and start taking better care of myself. So much of my time and energy has been spent taking care of the triplets over the last 6 years that I have forgotten to do the things I love and to take care of myself.

So next Thursday morning say a prayer for me, the doctors and my family that all goes well with the procedure.

The pictures are from Last November when I had the last injury.


  1. Sorry to know regarding your surgery and accident .Just relax you will get well soon.

    enjoy yourself with love,


  2. sorry to hear this... god will always be with u...
    get well soon!!

  3. Prayers are being said. You've already been added to the list.

    I know what it's like to have bad ankles, I sprained BOTH ankles at the same time when I was about 12 (I was limping on one and blew out the other, lol).

    A few years ago, I slid, landed wrong, looked over my shoulder and said "Boy, I didn't think my foot would bend that way", then the pain started. Yep, broke it, just by taking a step and being clumsy.

    I really hope this takes care of it for you.



  4. oh my... I have the same problem with my ankle too (right), my doctor told me that I need to strengthen it and if not, i might have to go under the knife too.

  5. I came across your blog after google-ing the condition I've been living with for about two years. I had the same surgery twice since it didn't work the first time. (didn't work the second time either, but no way am I going through it again!) Hope you're recovering well!!!

  6. Anonymous7:08 AM

    Traffic cones come as either one piece or two piece products and
    they are available in a number of different
    sizes. Anybody and anything sporting a LS equipped V8 engine got the opportunity to test their power, speed, agility
    and even their wrenching skills in a venue that attracted thousands craving for lots of tire burning, high-horsepower
    action. Distinction involving individuals, battle,
    traditions and modern society is essential on the success individuals world, on the other hand Leading 11 Chop
    Best 12 football administrator Tokens hack top eleven
    hack creator improves the particular dilemma 'why.

    Here is my web site ... Traffic Racer Cheats


Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on my post. Please feel free to ask questions, add advise or just make observations. I appreciate all comments.

Site Visitors