My wife, Annmarie is going to have her left ankle replaced on the 7th of November in Sudbury, Ontario.. She had a serious accident 28 years ago and it finally flared up with arthritis to the point that there is no other option other than a replacement.. She cannot walk much, and is in pain most of the time.. She first saw her specialist a few weeks ago, had a cat scan, and is now scheduled for the replacement a few weeks from now.. She has her pre-op scheduled for the 31st of October.. Now, that's very fast !!! I bought her a knee scooter for her to get around after the surgery.. She cannot weight bear for 6 weeks after surgery.. I will also have (borrow) a wheel chair for her to go out of the house in.. This week, I am having a ramp built for our front entrance to make it possible for her to go in and out.. We have a stair lift in the house for the past 8 years which she uses daily to go up and down the stairs.. I will have my hands full being her caretaker but I will succeed as she will need as much help as possible.. Remember, I am just getting over my shoulder replacement myself and I am not 100% yet.. Just to let you know what is going on in our quiet household.. never a dull moment !!!!!!!