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Sunday, June 2, 2013

Tom’s New Leg…

Well, after a week in Albuquerque, and many visits to the prosthetist, Tom has a new leg!  It is not yet feeling “perfect” to him, but getting a just-right fit is always a process.  We took photos to give some idea.    The first photo is of his old, beat-up prosthesis.   Ok… there must be a joke in here somewhere…  “He didn’t have a leg to stand on.”
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The process begins with evaluation and a cast made to shape the new leg.  First, a plastic “test socket” is made, and then adjusted for fit and height. Shaping, grinding, attaching the foot takes many steps.  This takes more adjustments than a front-end alignment on an RV!
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After lots of walking around and trying out the new leg, final adjustments were made at our rig.  Then, we hit the road… anxious to get to the mountains!  The final photos are of Tom sporting his new leg, and our new location near Durango, Colorado with Vallecito Reservoir in the background.  Lots of fishing, and enjoying family and friends here!  Will be great to relax in this truly, lovely setting!
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P.S. We have some cell phone use, but internet doesn’t seem to be readily available… so, will check messages whenever in town or at our son’s house.  Contact may be somewhat infrequent, but we remain connected!  Best wishes to all… enjoy summer! Dianne & Tom

4 comments:

  1. So glad you guys were able to get out of there. And that new leg is looking pretty spiffy. Now get out there and do some fishing, Tom.

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  2. He seems happy with his new leg.

    Great blog Dianne.

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  3. So glad all went well with the new leg. Love the rig in the beautiful scenery. Enjoy your summer.

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  4. Terry always says if you need new body parts, it would be long until we can buy all of them at Walmart. They seem to have everything else there! Good for Tom but even the old leg looked pretty good.

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