Today I have another fit for my new upper.
The semi-clear plastic part in this view is kind of what I am trying on today. It is a little different product and will become the mold from witch they build my new upper final product.
You would be surprised (I think you would anyway) to know that the weight bearing area is actually very, very small area. You can see the yellow discolored area of the inner piece. Well the weight bearing area is from the yellow spot to about and inch and 1/2 to the left of the yellow area. Centered just above the rivet in the flesh colored piece.
Today Subie will have the clear part with a vacuum plug in it. Then we can see if we can develop a good vacuum, and fits properly. Also it will either have a peg leg like the old Pirate with a little foot but no knee, or an attachment piece that hooks up to my knee. At any rate the objective is to get weight on it, to check and adjust the weight bearing area is right and not painful. Then check the vacuum with weight and movement.
Now of course I will throw in a little glitch. I won't bore you will pictures LOL (Too much info). I got a damn pimple right in the middle of the weight bearing area. I call it a pimple for lack of a better word. It is bigger and meaner than the run of the mill pimple.
Anyway, any sore inside the socket area,requires immediate proper care. I have been extremely lucky I have not had any kind of rash, sore, pimple, ingrown hair, or any other kind of abrasions that plague the above knee amputees, in the last 18-20 Months. Why now that I am fitting for a new socket?
Plain ole` luck I recon.
I will try to get some pictures this afternoon, and add any updates to my situation.
In the mean time ...
Occupy some time here LOL
Off to see Subie