Friday, January 23, 2009
For the next Week or So
This is a very good picture of my knee.
I had not seen my "Prosthetist" (Proths) in over a year. There were no problems with the "Operation" of my knee and leg. There were some problems with the fit of the leg, but not terrible. Anyway yesterday went for a visit. I need a new upper piece the "Socket" of the leg. However I was explaining a "Kinda" problem... Should have kept my mouth shut!! Since the adjustments we made helter skelter now I have a MAJOR problem with the knee.
I had the worst fall I have had since I've had a prosthetic right there in his office. Then we kinda fixed it. Off I went.
Got home all confident again. I then head for the mail box and have slant down on the driveway and on third step down DOWN I go. That was third or forth worst fall I've had. So I got mail then went in the house.
I got the instructions on the knee while I was at the Proths office. He did not have one but he downloaded one off line. Something I could not do, I've tried, but I am not a registered Prosth. So I began to read. Made an adjustment. Tried the slope again fell on last step before the sidewalk. I was ready now tho and managed to save the fall and recover.
After 3 attempts I set all the adjustments to "Default" settings. In the instructions it says after default there are at least 3 more adjustments to be made before I leave the Proths office. LOL I am home remember. 2 of the adjustments require a Proths to watch from my side "A side view approx 3 mtr away" to watch when the knee breaks in relation to my step and foot leaving the ground and foot impacting the ground. I wont wast time explaining the other 2 views minimum to leave the Proths office in the first palce. Well I am pissed!!
So today I go back and we shall do it right.
I have fallen 2 more times here in the house and I am being very careful. I have fallen more in the last 2 days than I have since I lost the leg.
Damn I was doing so well before too. I got company coming too.
Well off to my appointment.
Posting from here on out to Fri of next week may be a tad light. A great friend,from Reno and old Army buddy, is coming to visit. He, John is bringing his youngest born, Brenden, often called 'Mr B", with him. His son is a first year college student. I will get plenty of pictures, and try to post a couple a day.
Obamanized ;^) LOL