Nonetheless, leave it to me to pick the wrong specialist.
I saw a video she did as an education thing and she seems nice on that which is always a good thing. I hope she knows a really nice ankle surgeon who can see me soon. I have gotten myself used to the idea of doing this soon and if I have to wait months to see a surgeon then a month or two to set up surgery and the MAOI protocol I will have gotten myself ready way too soon.
It may turn out to be a waste of a day and a tank of gas. But I really didn't catch that she was just part of the orthopedics department, not an orthopedist. That's a little tricky.
I think I've made a bit of a mistake.....I have an appointment Monday with a doctor in the orthopedics department at Cleveland Clinic who has ankle instability as one of numerous conditions she treats listed. I was happy to find a female surgeon. Unfortunately I just looked at her profile again and she's not a surgeon. She's a physiatrist (rehab doctor) and sports med and she treats these things but non-surgically.I'm still going because maybe she can help somehow and maybe she can get me into a surgeon faster than I would have managed without a referral. She may have some things to try without surgery, who knows. The ankle surgeon was pretty sure that surgery was the only choice but maybe something else will help.