Medializing calcaneal osteotomy(reposition the Achilles tendon, plantar fascia and the bone more laterally)
first cuneform flexion osteotomy (bone graft)
soft tissue reconstruction (excise tibial tendon, realign a neighboring tendon)
with FDL transfer (move the heel into alignment, think screws and stuff)
and accessory navicular excision. (boney excess crap scraped off ..have lots of that)
I am terrified; the procedure IS as bad as it sounds. My surgeon says this is the biggest operation he does and , and it is more drastic than knee, or shoulder replacement. He said" it is a grueling recovery." I will be non-weight bearing for 6 to 10 weeks. In a boot for 2 months and swollen for several more. BUT, I will get the spring back in my step and be glad I did it now rather than when I am older.
I plan on crawling on my hands and knees a lot, and I bought this really cool knee walker for going out and about. I don't think I can do crutches permanently. When I broke my foot in Malaysia I was on crutches for a time, and it really hurt my wrists and shoulders. I just need to go easy and hope my other foot stays OK. I can't afford for this to happen on that side too.
Okay, on another matter.... I am placing another poll....DO YOU THINK I NEED TO EAT CROW? I proclaimed Kris Allen as a boring contestant, yet he won the popularity vote that American Idol has become.
Seeing the contestants side by side tonight I would like you to honestly (all musical taste and visual preferences set aside) judge whether or not the BEST singer won. Do you, you,you, the reader here and now really believe the BEST singer won?
Or do you feel it was a popular vote like I do? I feel that Adam was too progressive, people didn't like his makeup, his sexual orientation, his glam - rocker style. Most of you know that I am left of center for an LDS woman, I would not consider myself a conservative. I have homosexual loved ones, I go to rock concerts (Green Day in August) I have opinions that are quite a bit more "out there" I voted for Obama for Pete's sake (and I strongly encouraged my husband to vote for him too). But , I am fair, and I will eat crow if you think, Adam was worse.
Vote at my poll on the right.
I watched the Ford commercial, and it was so good. I loved it, but it was good because of Adam's powerful harmony. You can watch or grab it too in the next post.
And what do you think of Adam and Kiss? Was that incredible or what? My father in law would have hated it. My husband says he and has dad had more than one altercation about that band when he was in highschool.