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It’s been about 6 months since my second ankle surgery and many of you have sporadically asked how it’s been doing (thank you btw!). I had eight screws and a five inch metal plate removed from my right ankle towards the end of 2017, and I’m so so SO happy I made that choice. 🙏🏼
I’m amazed at everything I was able to accomplish last year with all that metal in there, but it was a struggle - physically and mentally. It would pop and roll SO easy, ache, swell and stiffen up. Every morning I would wake up and have to limp around for several minutes until it warmed up. Heck, even if I sat down during the day and didn’t use it for 30 minutes or so, it would usually result in having to limp around for a minute to get it back up and running. ...and that was the first thing I noticed was GONE once I recovered from the removal surgery. It was like night and day.
My ankle still gives me a little grief here and there. It tends to ache when I run, it doesn’t like when I sit cross-legged and I have to steer clear of tall heels... but all and all it pretty much feels like a normal ankle again! The human body is incredible and although there were a few rough months... I’m actually glad it happened, because it gave me so much more appreciation for my health and my body. So for anyone who is wondering about hardware removal surgeries... I would say mine was a great success and I couldn’t recommend it high enough. I can’t wait to see the difference between this summer and last!💪🏼