Oh, boo…I had a link here to a video on youtube that showed the results of a surgery almost identical to mine. They took the video off youtube! So now you just have to read the history below and look at the x-rays! Sorry.
On March 26, 2009, in a martial arts class, I had an accident and knew, right away, that something out of the ordinary had happened . Turns out I not only broke 4 metatarsals, but I also sustained a lisfranc injury. It’s a really nasty injury to ligaments around that lumpy bone complex on the top of the foot in a line with the big toe. (Google lisfrac or lisfranc for a medical explanation! It appears to be spelled both ways.) You get it by doing things like twisting your foot and then falling on it, or dropping a refrigerator on it. I couldn’t find much on what the recovery is really like, hence this blog. But I didn’t start till over a month into the experience because I was too blotto at first and didn’t get a laptop till then. For me, at least, sitting at my desktop computer is out because I can’t keep my foot raised. Basically, it has been 6 weeks on the couch with the foot raised higher than the heart. That’s the simple explanation!