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post #1 of 16
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Hi everyone. I've been laying low. I do hang out in the Care and grooming forum about every other day.

4 months tomorrow since my foot and ankle surgery and I'm having problems with it. Well, they are other problems that are related to the trauma of the surgery. I have terrible "trigger spots" on my calf where my muscles are so knoted up they are very painful and spasm almost constantly. The spasms create referred pain that surrounds the repaired achilles and the area they cut out the other tendon and causes things to heal much slower. <sigh> I go to the surgeon again today. I think they are going to do trigger point injections and that should help.

My kitties are doing well. You wouldn't believe how well Jake is doing! He has gotten back his full coat and then some I think! He's just a giant fluff ball again. I miss Little Miss Hallie though. I changed her page on my website a little. It takes a little longer to load but I added sort of an obituary and Judy Garland is singing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" plays in the background. Take a look if you'd like. Hallie's Page
post #2 of 16
That is a beautiful page to little Ms Hallie. She was such a beautiful little girl. One of the most beautiful Persians I've seen.
post #3 of 16
Have you asked your doc if you can have massage therapy? It sounds like trigger point treatment by a MT could help you a lot. I worked on an athlete that has the same spasms as you describe from an injury. The therapy can be a little painful at first, but it is really good for spasms and muscles that cramp from lack of use while healing from an injury. Either way. I hope you feel better.
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Originally Posted by HopeHacker
That is a beautiful page to little Ms Hallie. She was such a beautiful little girl. One of the most beautiful Persians I've seen.
Thanks for checking out my tribute to little Hallie. She was one of the most beautiful kitties I've seen. Of course I am prejudiced! Love your siggy. In fact I visited your webpage a couple days ago and it looks like Paul is ready for the holidays!
post #5 of 16
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Originally Posted by krazy kat2
Have you asked your doc if you can have massage therapy? It sounds like trigger point treatment by a MT could help you a lot. I worked on an athlete that has the same spasms as you describe from an injury. The therapy can be a little painful at first, but it is really good for spasms and muscles that cramp from lack of use while healing from an injury. Either way. I hope you feel better.
Mine are from the trauma and the nature of the surgery, I guess. And at the same time I had a muscle transplanted from the bottom of my foot to the back of my leg so I guess that's a lot. I had three incissions. They have you get up and move right away. Of course I was non weight bearing for 4 week and then slowly increased it. Yes, I've been getting massages for the past 3 weeks and it only seems to get worse. My physcial therapist does deep tissue massage twice a week and 1-2 times a week I go to a Massage therapist and have it worked on. Oh God does it hurt when they massage it! In physcial therapy last week I was screaming and pounding the table.... it felt like she was slicing my calf open. In fact when she was done I asked her if she was sure I wasn't bleeding back there. Also alternating ice and heat. They put my leg in a hot whirl pool a couple times a week and I use ice and heating pad at home. Sometimes the ice makes the muscles spasm more. Now my calf looks very swollen just below the mid point. We'll see what he says today.

The good news is, my blood pressure, resting heart rate have gone way down. We've eliminated 3 of my heart/blood pressure medicines so that is good news! A product of being a little more active then I was pre-surgery!
post #6 of 16
It's good to hear from you! I hope your foot & ankle get better quickly with the treatment.

I'm glad to hear your furbabies are doing well.

I've only known her through your posts, but I miss Hallie too.
post #7 of 16
That's quite extensive surgery you have had. Sorry to read about the pain though. A few yrs ago one of my BIL''s was shot in the calf (long story). His injury left a chunk of muscle gone from his calf and a great deal of his Achillies tendon was destroyed. It took him quite a while to rehabilitate from that injury. I hope your recouperation goes well.
post #8 of 16
I'm sorry to hear that you're in pain, and hope you recover quickly. I love Hallie's page - it's a great tribute to a beautiful kitty. I can just imagine how much you miss her.
post #9 of 16
what a sweet tribute to your sweet girl.
post #10 of 16
Your devotion to Hallie shined through in your beautiful tribute to her.
I hope that you feel much better real soon.
post #11 of 16
Hi ya Tams. Good to see you.

Hope you will be 100% soon!
post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by HopeHacker
That is a beautiful page to little Ms Hallie. She was such a beautiful little girl. One of the most beautiful Persians I've seen.
Ditto the above...she was something special, one could tell.
post #13 of 16
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Thanks all! I'm glad others can also see how special Hallie was! Went to doctor and he thinks I'm just over doing it. Said after the trauma from surgery and trying to get active again I'm just pissing off my calf muscle. LOL So I was told to just lay off physical therapy and no massages for 3 weeks (because one of the spots being massaged has incission) and see if the muscle relaxes. If not we'll probably do trigger point injections.

Ok... Have to get ready for work so I can get home early. We're having our Thanksgiving dinner today since my daughters have to work Thursday. Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate!
post #14 of 16
Aww sweetie, sorry to hear things aren't as good as they could be - but it's so nice to hear from you here! We've been missing you in the lounge. Hailles Page is beautiful.
post #15 of 16
I'm sorry your recovery is not going as well as you had hoped. Hopefully you will feel better soon

Your tribute to Hallie was very touching. She was a beautiful girl.

Fantastic news about Jake You did such a wonderful job nursing him back to health
post #16 of 16
I just had a good cry absorbing Hallie's page. This was so very well prepared, Tammie.
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