I'm going to make this a very brief post - just to let you know that I had my pre-op assessment last Friday, of which more in the next post, as well as the promised information about various aids I'm looking at for the non-weight-bearing phase(s) after the operation itself.
However, I just wanted to let you know the outcome of my "randomisation". Deirdre Brooking DID use the computer (rather than a coin-toss) to decide which procedure I was to have, and it is ......... a Total Ankle Replacement.
I said in my previous post that I did have a vey minor preference for one of the operations over the other, and the computer happened to come down on the side of my preference, so I was a very happy bunny after that. As I mentioned before, I was equally prepared to go ahead with a fusion, but I guess for me the decision on the TAR was just a little bit of icing on the cake.
So, more detail on the pre-op itself in the next post, plus the mysteries of arm, and hands-free (!?!) crutches, and knee scooters.
I'll be back soon.