Merry Christmas from my family to you and yours.
May you find happiness and joy wherever you may be this Christmas.
Dr. Anne Sharkey
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Merry Christmas from my family to you and yours.
The month of chaos has arrived.
There are gifts to be bought and wrapped. Cards to be written, addressed, and stamped. Decorations to be put up. Holiday parties to attend. Memories to make. Elves to move around. And so much more!
There are also patients to be seen, charts to be closed, lots of surgeries to do (hello to it’s the end of the year, my deductible is full, can I get this surgery before the end of the year season)!
Spending some time wrapped up in a cozy blanket with the fireplace running and surrounded by the glow of Christmas lights to plan out the month and create a plan to (hopefully) avoid some of the stress that can come along with the holidays.
I want to enjoy the season as much as possible and hope with a little pre-planning I can do just that!
Drop your tips for staying sane duronf the holidays below ⬇️
Beyond grateful for the blessings in my life.
🏠 a roof over my head
🛏️ a warm bed to climb into at the end of the day
❤️a loving family
🏃🏻♀️ a body that continues to come back from countless setbacks and injuries
💗an amazing group of friends who support me, encourage me, and most importantly challenge me as I continue to grow as a person.
👩⚕️ a career that brings me immense joy
🍁Happy Thanksgiving 🍁
Life has given me many blessings, but the greatest is you.
Thank you for capturing this moment ❤️❤️
I love getting to know my patients beyond their foot and ankle injuries/pains that bring them into my office!
.roberts.tx and I loved talking whole food, plant based lifestyle during each of her visits. Today, she brought me the best gift—a cookbook!
I cannot wait to start cooking!
Popping in with a reminder to schedule your yearly skin check if you haven’t done so yet!
I was overdue and had noticed a new spot on my nose. My friend referred me to and I was so super impressed with the whole process (check-in, pre-exam, exam, and check out)!
The office is gorgeous. The staff and Dr. Tan were amazing!
It can be easy, especially as moms and physicians, to overlook our own health care. Don’t forget to take care of yourself too!
How are we 11 days away from the end of October?
In a blink of an eye conversations will be centered around Thanksgiving and holiday festivities.
I have been mentally preparing myself for the chaos that is the 4th quarter for the past several weeks.
The end of the year is filled with friends and family get togethers, school projects and parties, gifts to buy and wrap, cards to address and send and moments to savor. Couple this with an filled-to-the-brim clinic and surgery schedule (FYI if you are still contemplating an elective surgery in 2022–HURRY, we have very limited availability remaining) and it’s easy to become overwhelmed quickly.
I have been working on controlling the chaos the best I can and finding ways to make life more efficient so I can still find enjoyment of the season during these very busy months.
📸 I scheduled our family photoshoot months ago for next weekend (with the best for the locals)
🎄 cards will get ordered soon after the photoshoot and I pay the 💵 to have them pre-addressed (way worth it for me!)
🎁 I am starting to make lists of gifts to buy so that I can get a head start on this
🥦 I am spending extra time Eval planning and prepping ahead of my busy weeks so that our nutrition can stay on track
📅 I have set aside and scheduled time to partake in some of my favorite holiday traditions weeks in advance so I don’t miss out ( light show!!)
Here’s to hoping my early preparations will allow me some extra time to soak up all the holiday magic.
What are your best tips for preparing for the busy holiday season?
Super excited to be working with Introducing TargetCool] to bring this technology into the office in an effort to decrease pain and discomfort associated with injections.
The TargetCool device from Introducing TargetCool] offers increased patient comfort, precise targeting and control, and improved results. These are all huge benefits!
Stay tuned to see it in use!
It’s International Podiatry Day!
Podiatry is the medical specialty devoted to the diagnosis and treatment (both surgical and non-surgical) of conditions and injuries that affect the foot and ankle.
The pathway to podiatry is:
🦶🏽4 years undergraduate
🦶🏽4 years podiatry school
🦶🏽3 year surgical residency
🦶🏽sometimes a fellowship
I completed 11 years of school and training after high school before getting my first job (which was 10 years ago 😳😳)!
Podiatrists work in private practices, multi-speciality groups, hospital employed, the VA, with athletic organizations and more!
We treat patients of all ages….from newborn to geriatric. We treat fractures and Achilles’ tendon ruptures, correct deformities and treat ingrown toenails and so much more!
As a podiatrist, I am constantly evaluating the vascular system, the nervous system, the musculoskeletal system and the cardiovascular system when assessing your feet.
I love my job and am proud to be a podiatrist!
It is so hard to believe our week at Disney is nearing its end. We have one more full day of adventure before we pack our bags and head home. This week has simultaneously felt like time stood still and flew by in the blink of an eye while we enjoyed endless hours of fun at the parks and pool nights at the resort.
Tom and I have relished in the time to fully soak up all the memories with Meredith who seems to be growing up faster and faster! She’s cuddly and conversational and adventurous and very opinionated!
Neither of us logged into work once during this trip…which might be a first for me. It was absolutely perfect!
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We had a great day at Magic Kingdom!
Meredith was a champ in her cast boot and walked the whole day! I clocked in over 14,300 steps so she did a lot of walking in that boot!
She also went on every single roller coaster and loved every minute of it!
Eight might be my favorite Disney age! She still is captivated by the magic and the characters AND is totally up for all the rides. Next up, Epcot!
Vacation mode activated!
I am ready for a full 7 days of fun, sun, family and adventure! While we have traveled over the last 2.5 years, we haven’t really vacationed since the beginning of the pandemic. We have all fun and no work planned for this trip.
The sun’s shining and the weather is perfect!
We headed out early (like 3am!!) this morning and are resting up at the resort today before going to Magic Kingdom tomorrow.
Meredith has been lucky enough to be to Disney world, land and a cruise before but this trip has already topped all expectations in her level of excitement. I am not sure she really remembers the previous trips 🤣.
Can’t wait to share tidbits of our vacation this week!
Let’s talk DVT (deep venous thrombosis) prevention 🩸
The risk of post-operative VTE (venous thromboembolism-which includes DVT or PE) in orthopedic patients is among the highest of all surgical specialties.
Risk assessment for VTE includes both procedure and patient related risk factors. While the occurrence of VTE after foot & ankle surgery is less than 1%, it remains important to risk stratify patients.
In my practice, I use the Caprini score which is a risk stratification tool. Using the Caprini score, I can place my patients in categories of low, moderate and high risk and plan my VTE prophylaxis treatment accordingly.
Some of the factors that increase risk for the development of post-operative VTE include: age >40, female, surgery duration >45 minutes, use of cast/immobilization, clotting history, cancer history, obesity, and bed rest following surgery.
If indicated after scoring, patients are placed on medication post-operative for the prevention of VTE. All surgical patients have pneumatic compression devices placed intra-operatively and occasionally some will require use at home post-operatively as well.
Whether anti-coagulated or not, it is important for all patients to know the signs and symptoms of DVT which include: Calf swelling (typically in 1 leg), Calf pain, Calf throbbing or cramping, Calf warmth and signs and symptoms of PE which include: sudden shortness of breath, chest pain, coughing, sweating, dizziness.
Throughout my personal surgical history I have been prescribed several different DVT prophylaxis regimens (including Xarelto, Lovenox, and Aspirin). There are many great treatment options available. The most important thing is that you complete whichever treatment regimen is recommended to you.
Mindset is everything.
I get asked over and over how I can remain so positive after experiencing hurdle after hurdle when it comes to my knee injuries. In short, it’s a choice I have to make every day. I can hold onto all the things I am upset about missing out on or activities I can’t do OR I can focus my attention on what these challenges have brought into my life.
I had my first knee surgery in 1996 at the age of 13. Now, at 39 years old, I just had my 22nd or 23rd (I lost exact count somewhere along the way). In the past, I have spent long stretches of time angry, sad and focused on what was taken away from me. I still have those days, but not nearly as often. Now, I focus on what I can do instead of what I can’t.
Obstacles can be seen as deterrents or detours. I focus on them as a detour and seek out what each deviation from my plan can bring into my life.
I know for a fact that I value health and wellness so much more after being sidelined countless times. My body has made comeback after comeback time and time again and that is truly amazing.
I am a more empathetic provider having walked the road of injury and recovery that so many of my patients walk.
So, once again, I find myself resetting my mindset into a positive space. I am ready to hit the road to recovery.
I am so incredibly grateful for an amazing support system of family, friends, co-workers and healthcare providers who have been there with me every step of the way.
“Do what you can, with what you’ve got, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt
“If you surround yourself with people who will always inspire you, then you will always be inspired to do more with your life”
There are some people in this world that are so incredibly gifted and driven to succeed and .susanramirez is most assuredly one of these people. I am so incredibly blessed to call her a friend.
Susan has made it her mission to, within her lifetime, to impact the life of every single child within the foster care system. She has been focused on this mission full-time since 2015 (and before that she was working on it alongside her full time job) and continues to grow her work through the organization which has chapters spread throughout the country. I was first introduced to Susan in 2018 through a friend, after moving to Austin.
When Susan speaks of her work and her life goals you can see, hear, and feel her passion. More importantly, she has put action behind those thoughts and feelings.
Today, I shortened my clinic so that I could make a quick 40 minute drive south to the future National Angels headquarters in Buda, TX. I toured the property they recently purchased and got to hear about the plans in place for construction of a beautiful new facility that will serve so many children, foster families and biological families.
Susan and I chatted life, family, personal goals and professional goals.
Susan, you are a true vision driven leader! Lunch was fabulous and I can’t wait to see what you accomplish between now and our next lunch!
☀️Monday Motivation ☀️
I wanted to start this week by sharing this excerpt from the book Life’s Journeys According to Mister Rogers
“If we are really honest with ourselves, there are probably times when we think, “What possible use can I be in this world? What need is there for somebody like me to fill? “That’s one of the deeper mysteries. Then God‘s grace comes to us in the form of another person who tells us we have been of help, and what a blessing that is.
I often find myself thinking of all the what I call “I am justs”
…just a foot doctor
…just a working mom
…just a wife
…just a friend
We each have the ability to be a shining light in someone’s life. The actions don’t have to be large or grand. Showing up with your special gifts each and everyday is what this world needs!
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