1 Don Birchett 1 week ago Those who have met me at round-ups know that I have difficulty getting around. Well that has not improved with time and has notably gotten worse. Finally, my foot Orthopedist and I reached the same conclusion: that it was time for surgery.I went into the hospital on March 3 for what turned into ankle fusion surgery to attempt to save the foot. The doctor had been hoping to fuse below the ankle to maintain more mobility in the joint. He had to use cadaver bone, other bone from me and what looks like five pretty good sized pins/screws/bolts. He couldn't use a rod because my bones aren't strong enough.I was in the hospital initially for four nights and then transferred to Friendship Village. Of course while I was there, the CoVid 19 Virus prevented anyone from entering the recovery center. Then last Wednesday, during the doctor visit, blood and fluid was observed coming from the incisions. So back to the hospital I went for more surgery and several batches of IV antibiotics. So now we are three weeks post-surgery with another 10-11 weeks to go before I can put ANY weight on it.Anyway, it is sure good to be home!