ankle operation 2nd June!

prefabkid47
prefabkid47 Member Posts: 1,316
edited 2. Jun 2011, 15:16 in Living with Arthritis archive
Had my pre-op on 13th May,it was a 4 hour marathon but it was Friday the 13th!!

Am due to have my ankle replacement operation on Thursday 2nd June (got to be at the hospital at 11am).Have mixed feelings,not looking forward to the op itself but will be great to be comparitively pain free and more mobile after all this time.The surgeon is supposed to be one of the best in his field,let's hope they're right.

Expect to be in a back slab for 2 weeks and then in plaster for 2-3 months,then followed by physio.Of course crutches will be the order of the day.

I know life is busy (I'm planning to do pocket duty myself complete with leg plaster!),but could someone jump in my pocket for the day,it's so re-assuring when we have others with us.

Will give a progress report when I get back home.

Regards
Ron
''Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy''. Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
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  • magenta
    magenta Member Posts: 1,604
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hello Ron,

    I'll be there :smile: Hope it all goes well.

    Magenta x
  • woodbon
    woodbon Member Posts: 4,969
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi, I'll be thinking of you!!! :smile: It's really great news but, like most people a few butterflies are normal! Lots of love Sue
  • constable
    constable Member Posts: 2,115
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I will jump into your pocket on the 1st june so I can be with you when you go in. All the best and look forward to hearing about your progress afterwards. In the meantime sending you hugs and my thoughts will be with you.

    Karen xx
    Karen xx
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,557
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I wish you the very best, Ron, I am sure it will all go well. Yes, the recovery time is somewhat daunting but look at Rob, he has done very well and I am sure the same will apply to you. Do what you are told, when you are told, :smile: get lots of rest, be prepared for some pain etc post-op but that won't last, and rest assured we will be cheering you along the way. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • dachshund
    dachshund Member Posts: 8,075
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Ron.
    i will be in your pocket on the 2 june i hope you have a good recovery all the best.
    joan xx
    take care
    joan xx
  • julie47
    julie47 Member Posts: 6,142
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Ron

    Count me in for pocket duty on thursday.

    Wishing you all the best and a super speedy recovery.

    Juliepf x
  • lindalegs
    lindalegs Member Posts: 5,412
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Good luck Ron, hope all goes smoothly and that you have a steady recovery :grin:n025.gif
    Love, Legs x
    'Make a life out of what you have, not what you're missing'
  • Turbogran
    Turbogran Member Posts: 1,995
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Ron
    Will be in your pocket on thursday hope all goes well.
    Stay positive always👍xx
  • valval
    valval Member Posts: 15,897
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    hi ron will be with you got hamper ready and couple of flasks val
    val
  • tkachev
    tkachev Member Posts: 8,332
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    As a former Lambretta owner( Ld 125, GP200) I will definately be in your pocket! good luck and hope it all goes well on Thursday. Keep us posted.

    Elizabeth
    Never be bullied into silence.
    Never allow yourself to be made a victim.
    Accept no ones definition of your life

    Define yourself........

    Harvey Fierstein
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    sorry I've just spotted this one Ron... Me & Ra will be there for pocket duties, best of luck with it Rkid.. I'm sure that it will go well..

    Be well :grin:
    e050.gifMe-Tony
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    Cleo - 1996 to 2011. RIP
  • constable
    constable Member Posts: 2,115
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I haven't forgotten, will be jumping in your pocket tomorrow.

    Karen xx
    Karen xx
  • ironic
    ironic Member Posts: 2,386
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Ron,
    Good luck for Thursday Ron I will be in your pocket for sure. Nerve wracking for you I know but it will be worth it.
    Hang on in there,
    I x
  • prefabkid47
    prefabkid47 Member Posts: 1,316
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi all
    Many thanks for your all your support prior my op.When I first joined the site hadn't realised what a great crowd they are on the forum.
    It's such a great feeling to help others and yet to also have this banter on the chit chat forum.
    Ron
    ''Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy''. Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
  • 80squeen
    80squeen Member Posts: 69
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Wishing you all the best for tomorrow Ron!
    Long term picture - less pain, better mobility!! Tomorrow and the next few weeks are to be got through, but they'll be well worth it in the long term, I'm sure.
    Good luck!
    Kind regards,
    Josie
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,130
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Ron
    Sorry I was very nearly late, dont forget we are all here for you..... when you are done and dusted, like DD says we remember well our bobyger when he was going in to have his ankle fused, and now look at him not quite tap dancing but getting there.
    I really do wish you well with all, and look forward to hearing from you when you are ready.
    Take care.
    Love
    Barbara
  • valval
    valval Member Posts: 15,897
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    good luck we are with you val
    val
  • rugbygirl
    rugbygirl Member Posts: 691
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Just in time. I have just seen this post and I will be performing pocket duty tomorrow. I have packed the lunch and I have got me ear defenders in case anyone nods off. I might be singing though as I will have my music with me so I do apologise if you hear some cats whining then just poke me, I do like to sing :)
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  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,557
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Morning Ron, how are the butterflups? Flitting like mad? :smile: I am sure all will be fine, I wish you the very best for today and I hope we are able to hear from you soon. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • julie47
    julie47 Member Posts: 6,142
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Morning Ron

    Just popping in to say good luck for today.

    Hope you are home soon and have a speedy recovery

    Juliepf x
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,130
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thinking about you Ron, we are here for you when you come home.
    Sending my very best wishes
    Love
    Barbara
  • dachshund
    dachshund Member Posts: 8,075
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Ron.
    you might have had it done by now so all the best to you.
    the weeks will fly by.
    joan xx
    take care
    joan xx
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 26,872
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Ron

    I am with you and hope l am not too late :oops:

    I totally agree with you the suppport on here is amazing.

    and Joan....be you very soon too eh?

    Love

    toni xx

    fingers CROSSED!!
    Love

    Toni xxx
  • dippyhips
    dippyhips Member Posts: 58
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    sorry I'm late Ron, hopefully the op is now over and its all gone smoothly and you are now resting with some lovely nurses at your beck and call.

    Wishing you a smooth recovery so that you are up and about soon and so you can look forward to more mobility :smile:

    Bucket load of hugs.

    Sue x
  • lavenderlady
    lavenderlady Member Posts: 409
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    hope the ops gone well I'm to have an ankle replacment in the near future , so will be watching what you have to say about it, have only just had my big toe joint remvoed etc 2 weeks ago had stitches out today, just hope you dont get "A Molly" she was in our ward and the whole ward was awake at 3am by her snoring I never knew it could be that Loud, thinking of you and what you are bravely have done today good luck x