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  • Just back from seeing the second ankle specialist to discuss the future and how best to treat the ankle.

    A quick history.

    September 2012 – WCA snaps his foot off (pics on other threads). Consultant says he is expecting amputation before the operation.

    September 2012 – Consultant puts it into the correct place and holds it there with 4 big screws. So his pre-operation assessment was wrong (in a good way)

    October 2012 – Consultant pleased to see that the foot seems to still be there but explains there is still a 70% chance of amputation

    December 2012 – Consultant is pleasantly surprised with the ankle and says it is almost certain to stay on and they will just fuse it. So his last assessment was wrong but in a good way.

    January 2013 – First appointment is a waste of time as the consultants had all been off on holiday for Christmas but was promised appointments at the end of the month with the specialists who would tell me how they are going to fuse the ankle.

    Today – Saw the second specialist (saw the first on Tuesday but they both said the same thing) and he reckons the ankle just needs a bit of physio and doesn’t want to fuse it. So the consultant who operatied on it and said it needed fusing was wrong but in a good way.

    Summary
    I keep my foot, they are not fusing the ankle, I just need physio

    Woot and indeed Woot!

    piemonster
    Member

    Woot and indeed Woot!

    +1

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    I keep my foot, they are not fusing the ankle, I just need physio

    That’s brilliant news. Chuffed for you πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon bearnecessities
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    Ah, never posted on the original threads; was slightly spooked how well you seemed to be taking it all!

    Still, fab news πŸ˜€

    terrific news and good that you’d stayed positive and questioning throughout.

    scaled
    Member

    Impressive!

    two more appointments and they’re going to accuse you of putting it all on! πŸ˜€

    sure you dont want to have it chopped off…..

    think of the benefits!

    willard
    Member

    A this rate, you’ll end up with an ankle that is better than it was before, has magical properties AND can make tea!

    Good skills WCA!

    bikebouy
    Member

    That is THE best news ever.

    Fan
    Tastic

    “claps and nods head”

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    WCA = World Class Ankle?

    It’s clearly a tough one.

    Premier Icon Jerome
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    Good news buddy.
    Now get on that physio.
    Wobble board was recommended to me when I bust mine playing footie..

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Fusing: Bad
    Physio: Good

    πŸ˜€

    Maybe you’ll be a bit more careful in future.
    (ha! as IF.)

    Premier Icon honeybadgerx
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    Good stuff!

    Sounds like you got the bit that Achilles missed out on!

    Premier Icon binners
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    Brilliant news fella. In some ways. In others its disappointing. I thought you were going to get a bit…

    πŸ˜‰

    Premier Icon piedi di formaggio
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    That is fantactic news!

    However, you were going to keep the amputated foot and, IIRC, hollow it out and use it as a desk tidy or something. Well, that’s your plans buggered right up now! πŸ˜‰

    Premier Icon cloudnine
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    You’ll be back up a ladder before you know it

    Premier Icon njee20
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    Good news!

    yossarian
    Member

    lol at world class ankle.

    shame that you can’t dry it out and use it as an ashtray, much like a gorilla’s hand.

    Diane
    Member

    Cloudnine ‘Like’ ^ πŸ˜€

    WCA that is amazing but also quite scary 😯 How could they all have got it so wrong? Holy resurrection!

    stumpy01
    Member

    Diane – that was my first thought! What if they’d lopped it off months ago when there was no need!

    Awesome result. Congrats WCA.

    ciderinsport
    Member

    πŸ˜† brill news!

    Good old NHS πŸ™„

    You’ll have to do the lake jump in celebration

    http://www.bigbikebash.co.uk

    πŸ™‚

    hora
    Member

    Summary
    I keep my foot, they are not fusing the ankle, I just need physio

    **** A. Fantastic news!!!

    samuri
    Member

    excellent news. Probably feels like a bit of a relief to you as well.

    ocrider
    Member

    This is why doctors getting it wrong is a great thing πŸ˜€
    I think you ought to hobble over to the newsagents and get yourself a lotto ticket!

    brakes
    Member

    So what am I going to do with this bionic foot/ hammer drill/ feather duster that I’ve had manufactured for you?

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Good news.

    You’d be hopping mad if they’d done it the other way and realised too late it could have been fixed.

    Good old NHS for trying anyway to see how the patient responds to treatment.

    Premier Icon spawnofyorkshire
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    Made up for you WCA! πŸ˜€

    I’ve genuinely been in your position myself when i dislocated my ankle. I’ve only got one pin not four like you though!

    The physio can be frustrating but ten years down the line I play hockey 2/3 times a week, MTB as much as i can and have run a half marathon.

    So what am I going to do with this bionic foot/ hammer drill/ feather duster that I’ve had manufactured for you?

    do you take paypal gift? mail me x

    Premier Icon muggomagic
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    That is indeed tremendous news.

    Makes me think the 1st consultant is a glass half empty kinda guy.

    Premier Icon piedi di formaggio
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    Makes me think the 1st consultant is a glass half empty kinda guy.

    or a leg half complete kinda guy

    Thanks for the kind words. It was both the NHS and private who were predicting the worst BTW

    Still waiting on MR scan for final judgement but hope to be back on full weight bearing in he next week or so.

    Muke
    Member

    Good news πŸ˜€ hope to see you @ SSUKG.

    rogerthecat
    Member

    Top result chap. πŸ˜€
    Pity you’ll have to take the pirate suit back though.

    I_Ache
    Member

    brakes – Member
    So what am I going to do with this bionic foot/ hammer drill/ feather duster that I’ve had manufactured for you?

    Its only a matter of time before he buggers it up again.

    SnS
    Member

    Really am Very pleased for you !
    Can’t imagine what you must have gone through thinking about what the initial prognosis was.

    You going to look after it this time πŸ˜‰

    I’ll drink one to your good health this evening πŸ™‚

    Chris

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    woot woot

    Great news to brighten an otherwise rubbish week.

    brokensoul
    Member

    Great news. Super Soaker back in action at the Bash!

    fasthaggis
    Member

    Stay away from ladders πŸ™‚

    sharkbait
    Member

    That’s brilliant news – although there are much worse things that can happen I can’t imagine being without a limb.

    juan
    Member

    awesome that is amazing

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