I am a Type 2 Diabetic and in January 2010 was diagnosed with a condition called Charcot's Foot.
This meant that I was put into a plaster cast on 28 January 2010. I have been it ever since. It get changed every 1-2 weeks and to say it has been frustrating is an understatement.
Yesterday I had my regular fortnightly visit to the Orthopaedic Specialist and Podiatrist. While we all thought that it was improving to the point of being healed, the symptoms have slipped backwards.
I have now been informed that ot looks like I will be in the cast or a CROW (Special boot) for the next 2 years!!! This was not the news I was expecting and to be honest has really disappointed me. I have an 18 month old son and I was really looking forward to the fact that my weight loss and my foot healing would allow me to be a lot more active part of his life. Now that is going to be limited for at least another 12-24 months
While the medical experts keep telling me tht there is nothing I could have done to prevent this, I do feel somewhat responsible because I never took control of my diabetes properly over the last 12 years and basically had very bad control.
Please, if you have Diabetes. Look after yourself. I would never wish the complications (especially this condition) on anyone.