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Dastardly Da

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About Dastardly Da

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  • Birthday 04/17/1941

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    Male
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    Riverview florida

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  • Membership Type:
    Amputee
  • Amputation Type:
    BK
  • Amputation Date:
    12-02-2013
  • Amputation Cause:
    30 years bad ankle
  1. Dastardly Da

    MY DECISION

    This is not a surprise, this is my decision . Now I should give you a little bit of history. In 1987 was in a plane crash lost TALAS? bone in my right ankle, for 30 years of trying to walk on that foot. In April of 2012, I fell from a ladder just 4 feet off the ground. Shattered my right knee into 17 pieces. Which left my leg bow to the outside. My foot was not in line with the leg bone.so we did and ankle fusion. and this went to hell inside the cast the side of my foot die. they took the muscle from the inside of my right leg at the growing, and made new flat to fill the hole in the side of my foot. Trying to walk on this fusion has been nothing but pain. When the doctor said amputation I was horrified, but then remembered in the plane crash they wanted to amputate my foot then. But I said no and I lived with it for 30 years. So now it's time to fix this pain. After my amputation gets well, will develop total knee replacement. I think this is the best thing to do, and not have to live with pain every time I walk. I hope you can understand what I'm saying, for my journalist stinks. I have spent the last two months reading and studying everything I can about the amputation, and the recovery. Won't have to learn how to walk on a stiff ankle, it's instead a long time. But this was my decision, and I have thought about a lot. Yours truly Dastardly Dan Read more: http://amputees.proboards.com/thread/433/decision?page=1&scrollTo=3163#ixzz2lh90jEk6
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