I’ve always wanted to share my story and here some people might actually understand it. I’m only 16 and I’ve had 9 surgeries trying to correct my club foot (affecting my left foot and leg) as well as the other damages it has caused. I’m looking at at least 3 more within the next couple years.
When I was born my doctors tried to correct the birth defect with casting and when there was no change by the time I was 7 months old my doctors decided to do surgery. They corrected my foot but my ankle fused itself and now I think I only have maybe 5% or 10% movement in the ankle. I do have bad arthritis in my ankle and join in my foot and will most likely have to permanently fuse the ankle in the very near future.
I do wish I could run and do sports, even march with the rest of my marching band but I can’t do so without being in pain for the next few days, barely able to any walk. I’m glad I’m not alone in this world and I feel bad for all of you who suffer like me.
Stay strong everyone!