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« on: March 26, 2018, 06:12:38 PM »
Been getting off backhoes for years. Grab the handle and swing out and let go like a 
paratrooper.....let go and hit the ground running.
Well it got me today.
When my foot hit the ground it hit halfway on a piece of asphalt, twisted under and all 209 pounds came down on top of it from 5 feet up.
Felt like 300 volts went through my leg.
Laid there and didn't move for 7 or 8 minutes.
Once the pain left a little the ankle and foot went numb.
I was able to move it different ways so I thought....I got this. Jumped up, put weight on it and hit the ground. Not good.
Slowly got back on the backhoe and drove back to the mill where Kirk was sawing.
Crawled to a bench and took my sock and shoe off.......
DanG what a knot!

Told kirk to keep sawing to finish a cedar job. I made it to the truck and got home.
Called for back up and Paul came from school and Julie from work.
On to the hospital.
Had to sit and wait my turn but at least I had my own room.


Finally on to my photo session.



I asked the photographer what he thought.....he said I better let the Doctor talk to you.....
that got my Goat!

Doc said he has never seen an ankle swell like that and NOT be broken.
He wrap it up and told me to get a boot that takes air to stable it.

Member John Deese is shipping me one of those boots he used when he did something stupid
hurt his foot. Thank you so much Deese!

Gotta go back in a week for a follow up.

So I'm on my way home and at the time this pic was taken I was actually talking to the 
Jeff who had called me. He actually cheered me up as this ankle WAS and still is throbbing like crazy!



Member Tony Tyson hollared at me, bless his heart, he has Newmonia.
Members Wm. Fritz and Custom Sawyer Jake were talking amputation.....I get no respect.

Can't walk on it for 2 weeks. Ouch!

Y'all be careful.....it only takes 1 second.....Ĺ second when you're doing something stupid.  smiley_tom_dizzy02
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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2018, 06:20:04 PM »
The vet says he's gone heal so they don't have to put him down! 8)

Take care Poston.

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« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2018, 07:00:31 PM »
A sprained ankle sure does hurt and does not heal quickly.  Sorry you will be out of commission for a little while but at least you got some stuff to take the edge off.  If I remember correctly, your truck is an automatic.  Be thankful you don't have a clutch and have to drive under 38 traffic lights to get to work and 39 to get home.

Hopefully you will regain your goat-like agility soon.  Kirk is going to have to work at least 10% harder to take up the slack. ;D

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« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2018, 07:07:09 PM »
Thanks Caveman and Hilltop.
I don't wish this on nobody.
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« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2018, 07:09:12 PM »
Ouch, hurts just to think about it. Hope you heal quickly.

Any body got a good goat a n grit recipe just in case.... digin1
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« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2018, 07:12:05 PM »
Ouch, hurts just to think about it. Hope you heal quickly.

Any body got a good goat a n grit recipe just in case.... digin1
I need a "fill in" Goat while I'm out. Any member ready to step in?  :D :D :D :D :D
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« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2018, 07:13:27 PM »
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« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2018, 07:14:59 PM »
I did the same thing right around a year ago, except I didn't go in to the Dr. for it (my wife is still mad at me). I have a real tendency to sprain ankles, usually minor but occasionally I get one bad. Getting in and out of equipment is always dangerous, familiarize yourself with the 3 Points of Contact method. It can help keep you from damaging your hoofs, needlessly.
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« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2018, 07:39:01 PM »
Ouch!!  I guess nuttin  that you or anyone else can do now except to keep it high and try to keep comfortable.  Maybe some Purple Drank might help?  At least it would match your ankle.  
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« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2018, 07:42:21 PM »
Yes, 3 point method is very important, and required in joins where somebody is watching. These injuries are compounded when you spend a lot of time sitting, then jump down and put a big shock on the ankle. Often, the ankle just explodes.  :o
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« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2018, 08:07:40 PM »
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Wishing you a very speedy recovery.
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« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2018, 08:10:18 PM »
Never saw a one legged goat.
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« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2018, 08:16:20 PM »
   Sorry 'bout the sore hoof. Heal up soon. I'll ask Ian to send you some Marmite to wrap it in.
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« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2018, 08:23:30 PM »
Member John Deese is shipping me one of those boots he used
 
Maybe we should set up a FF loan-a-medical-device list ;)
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« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2018, 08:28:32 PM »
When I was a kid, I jumped out of a tree, intending to land on a horse that was on a dead run, a complete miss and busted my foot. I hobbled/crawled home. It was on a weekend so when mom called the doc, he told her if I wasn't crying it wasn't broke. Hmm it wasn't straight, but it wasn't broke, OK. Dad set it and wrapped it in an ace bandage, then built me a set of crutches. It was nearly 3 months before I could walk without them. Fast forward I was in a major wreck, and they Xrayed everything, the doc ask who had set my foot, I told him I did, why. He said he was going to have to rebreak it. When I ask how he intended to do that, he said hit it with a hammer. 
Well I told him that foot has been walking fine for 20 years, and I didn't break it on purpose the first time, and I was pretty sure he wasn't mean enough to break it again.

I feel for you, do like they tell you, and it will heal quicker. I am sure you won't and it won't either though.
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« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2018, 08:53:08 PM »
Someone on here has a neat signature on his posts!

I think it reads:  "The older I get the better I was"!

I think we should all read and heed!  :P

Get healed up, you got work to do!

Seriously though;  hope you have a good and speedy recovery!
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Maybe we should set up a FF loan-a-medical-device list ;)
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« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2018, 08:57:53 PM »
Oh man - you did get lucky.  Saw a similar injury from a lot shorter fall that did not end up so well.  Get well soon.  
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« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2018, 08:59:01 PM »
Someone on here has a neat signature on his posts!

I think it reads:  "The older I get the better I was"!


It never hurts to pull up old saying Chuck.  :D
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« Reply #19 on: March 26, 2018, 09:06:42 PM »
I hate to think of the cost of that in SGU's.   :D
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« Reply #20 on: March 26, 2018, 09:12:54 PM »
I just hope your doctors diagnoses is right. A few years ago my old partner flipped his fourwheeler back over on top of him and busted up his face. We got him to the hospital and they took xrays and said nothing was broke, but he had to have plastic surgery. This meant a 180 mile ambulance ride, and when he almost choked to death half way there because a bone turned and blocked his air. the plastic surgeon took one look at him and said yep, he would be needed, but he couldn't do anything until the bones were fixed. Now one doctors opinion of the xrays was nothing broke, the doctor that fixed him put 9, count them 9 plates in his face, every bone was crushed. I guess that is different from just being broke though.
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« Reply #21 on: March 26, 2018, 09:21:47 PM »
That maybe why I have to go back in a week for a follow up.  ::)
He said he has never seen an ankle that big NOT being broken.
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« Reply #22 on: March 26, 2018, 09:24:19 PM »
Uh oh.....here comes Ray.  :D
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« Reply #23 on: March 26, 2018, 09:28:14 PM »
I have never kicked a man when he is down. Even if he wears a purple skirt and eat grits and drink purple drink. Now if you want to act like you are 10 years old,nothing a matter with that. But that fiddler player needs to be payed too. :D  Good luck to ya.
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« Reply #24 on: March 26, 2018, 09:29:25 PM »
Were you wearing Sneakers ?   Do you think boots would have helped?  I think it may have happened because you don't like NY Style pizza .
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« Reply #25 on: March 26, 2018, 09:32:06 PM »
Were you wearing Sneakers ?   Do you think boots would have helped?  I think it may have happened because you don't like NY Style pizza .
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« Reply #26 on: March 26, 2018, 09:34:49 PM »
You know what happens to lame livestock, we're rootin for you
Mainly cause goat ain't worth the freezer space :)

I did sorta the same thing as starmac, hobbled off a wicked "sprain" for several months then a few years later hopped off the k-boom and sprained it again lightly but sorta went lame. I finally went in to the ortho doc and told him I couldn't walk unless I was looking at the ground every step. He took some pics and said "when did you break your leg". I had wrapped it up good back then, turned out it healed up well enough but it tore one of those ligaments down there and then the k-boom sprain finished it off. He said "look ahead and stand on just that one leg", I would have failed a sobriety check, couldn't do it. Turns out we get feedback from our feet to our brain and then back to the muscles that instantly balances us without any thought. When we mess up some part of that the feedback loop is broken, I was compensating using vision. They did some pt to retrain it and I still try to stand on one leg, should do it more, for about 10 second stretches to keep it tuned up. Yoga helps too, I try to watch my wife doing that every morning.

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« Reply #27 on: March 26, 2018, 09:41:53 PM »
Sprains can swell dramatically.  This is not rare, regardless of the doc's amazement.

With all that swelling, light compression and elevation higher than your heart is the best medicine.  Although more costly, I occasionally place bad sprains into a boot or even a cast, after the intial swelling decreases.  Patients get to walk sooner with the increased support that is simply not afforded by ace wraps.  Ice, Ice, Ice.  

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« Reply #28 on: March 26, 2018, 09:45:13 PM »
Thanks Doc. Boot will be here in the morning. I got a little ice on it but I can't stand cold!
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« Reply #29 on: March 26, 2018, 09:48:25 PM »
You know what happens to lame livestock, we're rootin for you
Mainly cause goat ain't worth the freezer space :)

I did sorta the same thing as starmac, hobbled off a wicked "sprain" for several months then a few years later hopped off the k-boom and sprained it again lightly but sorta went lame. I finally went in to the ortho doc and told him I couldn't walk unless I was looking at the ground every step. He took some pics and said "when did you break your leg". I had wrapped it up good back then, turned out it healed up well enough but it tore one of those ligaments down there and then the k-boom sprain finished it off. He said "look ahead and stand on just that one leg", I would have failed a sobriety check, couldn't do it. Turns out we get feedback from our feet to our brain and then back to the muscles that instantly balances us without any thought. When we mess up some part of that the feedback loop is broken, I was compensating using vision. They did some pt to retrain it and I still try to stand on one leg, should do it more, for about 10 second stretches to keep it tuned up. Yoga helps too, I try to watch my wife doing that every morning.
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« Reply #30 on: March 26, 2018, 10:05:13 PM »
Sprains can swell dramatically.  This is not rare, regardless of the doc's amazement.


Could be an issue of a human Dr being involved where a large animal vet should have been called in!


Hope swelling and pain goes soon!

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We're out of warranty, drive the wheels off it  :D
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« Reply #32 on: March 26, 2018, 10:13:04 PM »
Hope you heal up ok.  Too much of them good pain meds. and you won't be littering the ground with those little round balls if you know what I mean.   ;)  Banjo
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« Reply #33 on: March 26, 2018, 10:28:19 PM »
Wild turkey works much better than Ice, not sure about it's effects on a goat though.
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« Reply #34 on: March 26, 2018, 10:40:30 PM »
Better let that wheel heal my friend. It looks mighty sore indeed. Hopefully you will be back on it soon.

Did anyone else smell a bit of goat hoof aroma while looking at the photos? ;D ;D ;D
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« Reply #35 on: March 26, 2018, 10:49:21 PM »
Yoga helps too, I try to watch my wife doing that every morning.


I do the same when my wife does her Pilates, very relaxing indeed.  ;D
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« Reply #36 on: March 26, 2018, 10:51:58 PM »
All kidding aside.. :D   from your description you probably looked like one of those "fainting goats" laying by the loader. 8)
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« Reply #37 on: March 26, 2018, 11:24:49 PM »
I feel your pain.  Done the same thing more than once (slow learner).  Each time you do it it gets worse.  Last time it swelled up like a cantaloupe and I was in a boot for a month.
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« Reply #38 on: March 27, 2018, 12:59:40 AM »
That looks painful indeed.  I wonder if there is any way to get your imsurance to pay to retrofit your sawmill with the WM riding chair?  
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« Reply #39 on: March 27, 2018, 07:07:27 AM »
Paratrooper exit from a backhoe, at your age?  think_not

You're not a kid anymore.  If you were, you'd know how to do the move without risking a fetlock.





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« Reply #40 on: March 27, 2018, 07:36:35 AM »
I donít want any Shepardís Pie connected with Danny.
But you could make me one of those famous Roxie Tin Can Cassarols.
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« Reply #41 on: March 27, 2018, 07:55:37 AM »
 I like to take your place as kick a goat when he's down, butt pretty sure I'd sprain both ankles jumping off anything. Here's hoping you heel quickly ;).

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« Reply #42 on: March 27, 2018, 08:10:55 AM »
I'd almost rather break my ankle than a bad sprain. Seems to heal quicker providing there's no hardware involved.
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« Reply #43 on: March 27, 2018, 10:57:59 AM »
I'd almost rather break my ankle than a bad sprain. Seems to heal quicker providing there's no hardware involved.
Oh and get a hair cut.
Everything you've said I've heard for a day and a half.  :D :D :D
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« Reply #44 on: March 27, 2018, 12:03:30 PM »
Sounds like a forced vacation
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« Reply #45 on: March 27, 2018, 12:13:17 PM »
Hope you heal up quickly 
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« Reply #46 on: March 27, 2018, 08:07:36 PM »
It is a good recipe, but you have to boil the old goat for a long long time.  Goats can be tough and stingy, and fractious, especially if they are wearing a boot. 
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« Reply #47 on: March 28, 2018, 06:35:33 AM »
Too bad, Hope you get well soon, Maybe rub some grits on it might help. ;D

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« Reply #48 on: March 28, 2018, 08:43:47 AM »
How are you feeling today?  Did you get the air boot?  Are you still alive?  Did your wife kill you yet? 

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« Reply #49 on: March 28, 2018, 08:49:26 AM »
Pain Meds = pink elephants
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« Reply #50 on: March 28, 2018, 11:06:58 AM »
I severely sprained mine a few years ago, and it still hurts occasionally. It was just plain awful. It was sore for weeks MONTHS. 
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« Reply #51 on: March 28, 2018, 11:19:31 AM »
Another thing to think about... once you sprain a ankle I've found it will sprain or roll easier the next time.
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« Reply #52 on: March 28, 2018, 02:05:32 PM »
Another thing to think about... once you sprain a ankle I've found it will sprain or roll easier the next time.
I guess because itís weak. Doc said it may take over a year to get full strength back
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« Reply #53 on: March 28, 2018, 10:29:09 PM »
A sprain is a stretch, or in a bad one like that, a tear in a ligament the connects the bones in a joint together, so it is weaker. The best way to get strength back, stabilize and brace it and protect it from rolling in the future is to strengthen the muscles around it.

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« Reply #54 on: March 30, 2018, 05:44:53 PM »
Twisted my ankle 40 yrs ago still remember it as worst pain ever I had. And I didn't really even do anything to it. Hope you feel better.
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« Reply #55 on: April 01, 2018, 07:47:04 PM »
Just now starting to walk a little but most of the weight is on my heal.

FOR GOODNESS SAKE DON'T BUMP IN ON ANYTHING!!!!

Going through the black, Blue and Red color now.



I'll be glad when my left ankle looks like my right ankle again.



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« Reply #56 on: April 01, 2018, 07:58:27 PM »
Well there aint no doubt about it.  Those are the ugliest two feet I have ever seen in my life, bar none.  But thats a pretty blue ankle.  :) Banjo
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« Reply #57 on: April 02, 2018, 07:09:52 AM »
Those New Balance shoes been working for you? :D :D  Who's feet are those?
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« Reply #58 on: April 02, 2018, 07:50:43 AM »
You're not fooling me with that second photo. How did you get a picture of Magicman's feet?

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« Reply #59 on: April 02, 2018, 11:12:48 AM »
 :D :D :D :D :D
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« Reply #60 on: April 02, 2018, 06:01:49 PM »
 How did you get a picture of Magicman's feet?


:D :D :D :D :D Good 1 Roxie. Dem feets do look like MM.
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« Reply #61 on: April 02, 2018, 08:05:22 PM »
No, MM looks like dem feet  :D
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« Reply #62 on: April 02, 2018, 08:58:51 PM »
Y'all quit talkin bout mah ears.....ya hea'h.   smiley_bigears
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« Reply #63 on: April 03, 2018, 06:38:52 PM »
This may be a good place to mention the new ankle brace I got the other day, ASO Ankle Brace. I have had foot/ankle problems for years and tried a few braces that were bulky and didn't fit in normal shoes while these ASO braces fit with my New Balance walking shoes and 2 different pairs of hunting boats so far. They are thin nylon under the foot and have other thin nylon straps that cross your foot and hook on Velcro. When worn with my low New Balance shoes it feels sort of like a good hunting boot and with the boot it really stabilizes the ankle. Only about 30-35 bucks.
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« Reply #64 on: April 03, 2018, 07:33:35 PM »
I think I'm using the same thing and like it, mine is labeled EVO but I just googled and it looks like its an ASO EVO. I don't wear it unless I tweak it, which last time was hopping off the loader feeling my goats, all widehead style :D

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« Reply #65 on: April 06, 2018, 11:18:49 PM »
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« Reply #66 on: April 26, 2018, 07:56:26 AM »
So how is the ankle  ?
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« Reply #67 on: April 26, 2018, 04:10:02 PM »
Good old swell there. Right up there with black toe nails. ;D

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« Reply #68 on: April 26, 2018, 07:25:27 PM »
Ankle is doing better. I can walk straight on level ground and you would thing everything is fine.
Just can't quite walk on an incline yet or step on anything that will twitch it to the left.....
its sore. I wrap it before I go out and walk slow. Still a little swelling but slowly getting stronger.
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« Reply #69 on: April 27, 2018, 06:22:26 AM »
Did you not pack it in Grits for a fast heal? ;)

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« Reply #70 on: April 27, 2018, 08:14:09 AM »
Try walking from heel to toe. Sounds easy but it can be like learning to walk again. Plant your heel solidly then roll your foot up to your toe. It seems you should be healing by now . Stay healthy.
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« Reply #71 on: April 27, 2018, 08:19:55 AM »
Adding another, practice standing on one foot, trying for a 10 count, it rebuilds control.

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« Reply #72 on: May 18, 2018, 06:11:25 PM »
I can walk normal and the pain is gone but after a full day the ankle gets really sore.
Folks and the Dr. said it may always be this way.
I can live with it but sorta uncomfortable at times.
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« Reply #73 on: May 18, 2018, 08:59:12 PM »
Glad to see you are doing better.

I bet it will keep improving over time if you stop doing " Grand jetes" off the backhoe. 

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« Reply #74 on: May 18, 2018, 10:20:57 PM »
Glad to hear it is getting better, they told me the same thing about it being a permanent thing - took a couple of years but today things don't hurt at the end of the day.  Keep your foibles up!!  
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