Hi, I’m Janice White. I am a teacher for Florida Virtual School. And I had a bad break a few months ago, fell down the steps one Sunday afternoon, broke my fibula broke my ankle, dislocated my leg, my ankle. And I was just very worried that I wouldn’t be able to function as I did before because walking, I walk to exercise usually around three miles a day. And I, and I bike. And you know, at 63 you just don’t want to be in a situation where you can’t be active. So immediately after my break, we headed over to Tampa General so that we could get the care we needed from Florida Orthopaedic surgeons. We knew that their expertise was absolutely the best in this area, so there was no question about where we needed to go. We all had had some experience with Florida Orthopaedic. One of the other Florida Orthopaedic surgeons that checked on me on Sunday afternoon. He said, you are in luck. Dr Mir is going to be your surgeon in the morning and he’s one of the best in this field. And I was really just so lucky.
Dr. Mir, the care that he gave me and the flexibility, it was really kind of amazing that I had all that stuff done and I didn’t have any complications and I didn’t have any pain. The PT situation was awesome. Um, the, the boot is not terribly comfortable that you, that you’re in when you first start walking. So it was, that’s kind of awkward. You want to get out of that thing as soon as you can. And he gave instructions to my physical therapists to get me out and get me in tennis shoes as soon as possible. And so he did that and in one week. So that was really a relief.
Once I was in tennis shoes, I was able to start, you know, uh, walking again. And that really ramped up my recovery big time. And then within three weeks, I was walking a mile. And then I really didn’t need to go back to therapy anymore cause I was walking. Now I’m, I’m walking, you know, I can walk three and a half, five miles, whenever I want to buy anything. I do everything I did before now. It’s been a fantastic experience. I would not have believed that I could have had an injury like this and come out of it with basically no after-effects. Florida Orthopaedic is just superior in every way. They are really perfectionist. They want to be sure that everything that they do for you results in your ability to be as active as you want to be. You can’t sell an experience like that short. It’s so important to stay active as you’re getting older and you want to have confidence that you’re seeing a doctor who’s going to help you do that. And Dr. Mir is fantastic and. And I think everything I’ve heard about all the doctors at Florida Orthopaedic is, you know, just superior.