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and this one
So as it healed over the last year he has still been hurting. He was told that after a year he would see marked improvement. He spent time in physical therapy and when that benefit ended he worked out on his own. So over the last year he has done the following:
Hiked a 14er, Mt Elbert 2nd highest peak in 48 states
played countless Saturday football games
Racquetball - he beat me every time
Dodgeball- no pads, no helmets, just balls
and over the holiday break he tried skiing for 2 hours which included a mogul run
Nov 08 Turkey Bowl
Aug 08 Mt Elbert
Doing all of this made his ankle hurt which he thought was "re-hab".
After the skiing pain he made another appt with the orthopoedic surgeon. We found out today that his ankle not only healed incorrectly,but it has been dislocated for the past several months. The stress of this dislocation has worn away cartilage and the tendons and ligaments are totally shot. If he had gone another year doing his "re-hab" he would have needed a total ankle replacement and/or have it fused and be permanently disabled. But... since he caught it this "early" he only needs surgery to repair his ankle, including 2-3 big screws, tendon and ligament grafts from cadaver, and the whole shebang. Hopefully just one surgery. And soon, "very soon", the NEW orthopoedic surgeon said.
Can you imagine doing all of this with a dislocated ankle?
He wondered why running on the treadmill still hurt so much.
Do you think you are tough? I know tough. I live with him.
Bed rest and crutches will be what kills him. Uggh!!