I had ankle surgury last May, but after it healed I kept spraining that same ankle. Had a MRI, which showed I had torn the 3 outside ligaments, as well as tearing the remaining tendon! Had another surgury on Jan.4th. Doctor actually drilled through the tibia to attach the ligaments, and repaired the tendon again. Told me to use crutchs for 3 weeks. Saw him yesterday, and I get to spend another 3 weeks on the darn things! My own fault though, as I has been doing some walking on that foot. Now my sugars are running wild again. Don't know if it's because I'm still in pain, or because I'm upset about the possibilty of having total ankle reconstruction if I break the tibia. I know I need to test more often, but I've always really struggled with testing even once a day. LOL any advice would be welcome!!View Thread
Thank you so for much for replying. It is very hard not to overdo it while recovering. And you're right , I really don't want to have to have total ankle reconstruction because I was too stubbern to use the crutches!View Thread
Hi. I am a t1 who had foot surgury last Friday for a torn tendon. Unfortunatly, this the 2nd. time I've torn this tendon, so my doc was unable to repair it. To make a long story short, this has been a very long and painful struggle with this foot. My doc says I have to stay off it completely for at least another week, than I'll have a plaster cast. My blood sugars have been bouncing all over since this surgury, from 445 to 82. I think this is at least partly because I've been in a lot of pain. Does anyone have any ideas as to how I can better control my sugars while I recover? I've been testing 5 times a day, but it seems like I am chasing the highs rather than controlling them. Any ideas would be deeply appreiciated!!View Thread
I totally agree!! I was 32 and started losing weight, was always hungry and thristy, and was having trouble with my eyesight. When I saw my doc on a Saturday, he thought I was type 2, although I am 5'8" and weighed 132 lbs. He started me on oral meds. The next Thursday, I was in the ER in ketoacidosis. I cried when I was admitted into the hospital and told I was type 1. It was very tough to adjust to, but am now 50 and still alive! LOL.View Thread
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