Omg!! Today my dad took me to the hospital to collect my leg brace... The brace we have been waiting months for!!
I was so excited as I was hoping it would help me move about a bit more, whilst the doctors decide what to do with me! It's a rigid brace to stop my leg giving way under me when walking with crutches. And as my leg does not actually go straight it's to encourage that too.
The consultant was very nice, when he brought it out I instantly thought oooooh looks like I am off to play cricket!! Ha ha you'll see what I mean from the photo! Apparently this is the prototype I have to see f I get on with it for 3-4 weeks and if so they custom make me a special caliper leg brace that will bed at the knee when required... Oooh I thought!!
So here I am relaxing on the sofa with my prototype (cricket! Ha ha) brace!
It has metal rods in it, well not metal but something like it... Han says it looks like a corset on my leg! Ha ha. I don't care!
I have been relaxing a little while now and it feels wonderful, having the brace on with my trousers it's generating heat no ooooh it feels nice! Not sure how long I am going to leave it on for, the consultant says as long as I like!
I am happy as finally I have received some help!! Not that it's going to help my knee get better, nothing will... I need a new knee! But this will help me manage the pain and be a bit more comfortable I hope.
Smiles to you all :)