My Left Foot— I have purposefully waited a year post surgery to share my experience with total ankle replacement performed by Dr. Selene Parekh on September 7, 2010. Here’s my brief story:
May 14, 2009 I went outside to water some flowers in my garden. I had just been released in April for reconstructive toe surgery so I was trying to be very protective of my left foot . I carefully placed it in a trenched out area to secure it while I leaned forward on my right foot to reach for my flowers. I lost my balance and fell over my left foot remaining in the trenched area. All I could hear was pop-pop-pop-pop. I tried to stand and realized my foot was not attached– I had broken my ankle completely (4 breaks) and the only thing holding it together was my skin. I crawled to my porch in tears and thus began 1 year of constant pain.