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4 hours ago · Weakness, fatigue after foot surgery in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Hello Justin, Mamacita, Lioness, Terri,
Just to clarify, I did not lose 100 pounds. My testosterone level dropped 100 points in the past 10 months. I have seen my Dr. and had some more blood work done. At this point I'm thinking there is something else going on to cause weakness and fatigue other than effects of the surgery. I have started PT on my foot. Thanks to all of you for your interest.

2 days ago · Weakness, fatigue after foot surgery in Bones, Joints & Muscles

To all my friends Mamacita, Justin, Lioness, Terri, No I didn't lose 100 pounds. My Testosterone blood test dropped 100 points in the past 10 months. Saw my Dr. and had a Pituitary gland blood test and if no other problems show up on that test we are going to try a testosterone treatment. Started some PT today, 45 minutes of that really proved how weak and out of shape I am. The good thing about it is, now I'm even more determined to come all the way back. The best to all of you.

4 days ago · Weakness, fatigue after foot surgery in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Hi Justin, The last line of your post really hit home with me, you said you struggled both" physically and mentally". How can you measure the mental impact on your physical body of not being able to do your thing. You said you played sled hockey and golf. I have been a runner for 35 years. When you take the thing out of your life that defines who you are it takes a toll on your body just as great if not greater than an atrophied muscle. Thanks for letting me put my thoughts into words.

5 days ago · Weakness, fatigue after foot surgery in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Hello Mamacita and Lioness, Thank you both for you're responses. You both put great emphasis on doing PT. The surgeon did not order any PT, I don't know why, unless it was to protect the re-attachment of the torn tendon. I see him next week (it's a 200 mile round trip) and that will be my first question to him. I still think I have something else that is causing my weakness and low energy. Blood test eliminated anemia as a potential cause but did show a low testosterone number, see doctor tomorrow to discuss that. Going to try to walk more, I've always believed that walking and running heal.

Wed, Dec 5 1:12pm · Weakness, fatigue after foot surgery in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Hello Justin
Thanks for responding to my post, I appreciate very much being able to hear of others experiences, sounds like you've been through a lot. I will see my Doctor next week about the low testosterone number. I'm sure that having a cast on for 8 weeks affected my overall system, but the cast has been off for 12 weeks now and I don't see much progress in improved stamina and strength. I did a 2 mile walk yesterday and I felt like I had run 20 miles. I've had very little pain in my foot even immediately following surgery. I've had swelling and what I would call discomfort.

Mon, Dec 3 8:45pm · Weakness, fatigue after foot surgery in Bones, Joints & Muscles

I had foot surgery 7/25, screw put in a stress fracture and torn tendon on top of same foot reattached. Cast from toes to knee for 8 weeks with no weight bearing on that foot. Since cast was taken off I have felt very weak and fatigued, both legs and all of my body. Had a blood test, all numbers look good except Testosterone, lost 100 points, down to 213 from 313 10 months ago, could this be the problem? I'm 76 years old and very active or at least I was. Any help would be appreciated.