A few months ago I purchased a Go Pro 2. You can mount it just about anywhere. Earlier this evening I mounted it to my feet to compare the two ankles in motion.
First here's my good ankle. Sorry about the sound. I slowed down the videos to better capture the motion.
Now here's the bad ankle. It barely moves! My dorsiflexion is about 90 degrees, so there's not much movement while I walk. Most of my pain is on the lateral side of the joint (left side in this video), though I've developed some acute pain on the other side now which affects me while biking or driving.
This weekend we attended the DC Beer Fest with some friends at Nationals Park. I was up on my feet for a little over 4 hours straight. It was a lot of fun, but I could barely walk the next day.
No news to report on finding a vascular surgeon or prosthetist. I've been talking to a number of amputees about their experiences to help gain an understanding of what I need to look for. The goal is still to amputate sometime this summer.
I'll let you know when the foot signing party is scheduled!