20th week-fifth metatarsal Jones Fracture-Surgery on Mon!
I broke my foot on June 14th and am having surgery on Mon., Oct. 20th to remove a bone fragment from my hip to place in my fifth metatarsal “jones fracture” with a screw. I went through 6 and 1/2 weeks of a cast with four more with a removable boot that I could only remove when I was at home. At work, on my feet I had to wear the boot and then before 8 pm I had to wear the bone stimulator in order to have it off before 6 am so I could go to work the next day. Now, after four solid months I need to do a bone graft from my hip and attach by a screw to achieve healing by approximately 5 1/2 to 6 weeks of non-weight bearing “crutch” walking. Don’t get me wrong, it’s just that I am an active woman who likes to climb and fish and swim and run and jump like any other American woman. I am not ready to be “old” LOL. I don’t want to feel old. The thing is, this summer I have been totally incapacitated, so to speak. My husband and I have not had the boat out once, not on one hike, just one picnic and in the cast I thought I was dying! LOL….but not really funny. This past Saturday, after the second double shift I was asked to pull, I finally had to cry “uncle” and quit my job of deli manager that I really enjoyed so much. I loved my job and was very good at it and had to give it up because my body part that was injured said “NO!!!!” I wore a removable boot which my doctor said was ok, but still the swelling was astronomical. I finally had to decide what was it that I loved to do or what was it that was best for my well-being? Every day after work I had a knot or swelling on the top of my foot the size of at least an egg…like a huge oblong mosquito bite only the biggest you ever saw. Please tell me…. What is my prognosis? I am or have been active and want to continue to be. My surgery is just two days away. I will update you on my progress but would like some feedback in the interim. Sorry if this sounds like a “sort of Panic” but it is!!! Answer back soon!!!!!!!!