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Old 07-23-2012, 12:09 PM   #1
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2nd surgery on ankle

I broke both bones in left ankle in April and had surgery followed by a month in rehab. One incision never healed and is infected. Surgeon will do surgery on Aug.1 to take out hardware on that side and hopefully then the bacterial infection will heal. This will be a day surgery but I'm worried about both the outcome and getting along at home with that big boot on again. My son can be here the 1st night and next day. Please pray that everything will go well. Thank you.
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Old 07-23-2012, 12:30 PM   #2
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Re: 2nd surgery on ankle

Hi Pam sorry you have to undergo more surgery. I am sending good wishes and prayers for a speedy recovery! Lois
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Old 07-23-2012, 01:28 PM   #3
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Re: 2nd surgery on ankle

Pam,

So sorry to hear- I scan your history and am in complete awe and admiration for how much you've been through. Praying that you feel God's presence with you and that the surgery will go well and healing can take place. Sending love and healing light!
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Old 07-23-2012, 01:37 PM   #4
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Re: 2nd surgery on ankle

Ouch! Pam, that hurts...

Will be praying for you. [Be sure to keep the area dry...]
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Old 07-23-2012, 02:07 PM   #5
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Re: 2nd surgery on ankle

Hi Pam
So glad to read your post even though I know you're having a struggle with the bones and the infection!
Will pray all goes well. You really are a true warrior
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Old 07-23-2012, 02:37 PM   #6
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Pam,

You are in my prayers.

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Old 07-23-2012, 02:45 PM   #7
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Re: 2nd surgery on ankle

Pam I'm so sorry and you're going through more than your fair share lately and will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. xx
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:12 PM   #8
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Re: 2nd surgery on ankle

Pam,

My prayers are with you. I wish you a prompt recovery on that matter. Love,

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Old 07-24-2012, 12:23 AM   #9
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Re: 2nd surgery on ankle

Hello Pam. I am happy you posted but not happy about what I read. I will keep you in my thoughts hoping that you will get rid of the infection real fast. You went through so much. Hugs . Michka
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Old 07-24-2012, 12:31 PM   #10
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Re: 2nd surgery on ankle

Pam
So happy to see your post but not about the infection...hoping removing the hardware will give you healing in the ankle and get you back your strength...sending a big hug!!!
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Old 07-24-2012, 05:39 PM   #11
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Re: 2nd surgery on ankle

Will be keeping you in my prayers, Pam. Like the others, I was glad to see your post....hope this surgery is just what is needed to be rid of the infection and have you feeling better.

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Old 07-24-2012, 07:45 PM   #12
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Pam I am sorry you have to endure another surgery, but I hope this one will do the trick.

You sure are one brave Warrior Woman!

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Old 07-25-2012, 08:08 AM   #13
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Re: 2nd surgery on ankle

Pam - keeping you in my prayers and wishing you full recovery from this surgery. God bless!
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:29 PM   #14
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Re: 2nd surgery on ankle

Pam,
Sending healing thoughts and hoping that that infection clears up quickly once you've she'd all the excess stuff in there.
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Old 08-10-2012, 06:43 PM   #15
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Re: 2nd surgery on ankle

Pam,

Just wondering how you and that ankle are doing these days? Hoping things are looking up for you.
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Old 08-11-2012, 12:10 PM   #16
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Re: 2nd surgery on ankle

Hi Pam~
Hope you're resting well & recovering quickly from this most recent surgery.
Know that you are in my prayers, sending you healing vibes for speedy, solid recovery.
Keep the Faith~

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Old 08-11-2012, 12:54 PM   #17
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Hi Pam. I look for you each time I check in. I'm sending my best wishes and some prayers for your healing and comfort. Hope you can come back online soon to let us know how you are faring.

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Old 08-11-2012, 06:07 PM   #18
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Count me in your cheering, praying, crossing the fingers group. Take good care of yourself during your recovery.
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Old 08-16-2012, 05:20 AM   #19
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Re: 2nd surgery on ankle

Hi Pam,
Thinking of you this morning, and hoping you are feeling a little better each day.

Is the infection clearing up? Is the pain more manageable?

Sending waves of healing energy...and prayers your way! I hope today is just jam-packed with things that make your heart sing!!
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