Still Legless


Still Legless

27/05/13

Hi all,

I am still waiting for my new leg but here’s a picture of it…

It has a tilting ankle and a hydraulic calf muscle, so once I get used to it; it should give a normal walking gate. I’m still waiting for the bum seat part to be tweaked as it’s too far into my groin area. I will also have to go to physio again to learn how to walk on it.

It weighs a stone and it feels like you’re dragging such a weight around, my back really ached only after a few steps. But as with my current leg, I will get used to it and in time get used to the weight. I thought my current leg was heavy when I first started wearing it, now I know it’s too light.

I am also having another operation, on my 3rd toe this time. I will be having the top bone taken out and the nail bed, and then folded over, just like the 4th toe. I have tried to live with it broken but it’s causing me too much pain, so it’s for the best.

This is going to happen in August, so back in the wheelchair for a while, but as least I will get meals in bed from mum! Maybe I should buy a little bell for my side table!

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