Thursday, May 10, 2018

My New New AFO

Well, after spending three hours at Hanger yesterday, I came home with my new new AFO. Instead of being that clearish white tone it's almost beige except for the straps. Instead of five straps it only has three. As you can see, my foot is in perfect alignment. It's actually more comfortable than my old one.

I'm still in a new "breaking in" period so I'm wearing it for two hours a day for the next week, and then three, etc. The foot strap that controls the spasticity in my toes is the reason I can't leave it inside my shoes like other AFO wearers.

Today, for my two hours of wear, I'm going to put it through it's paces. I've got to harvest the wheat grass from our straw bale gardens, pick clover, dandelions, and succulent grasses (weeds) for the rabbits and feed it to them. Yesterday we hung the fans so they would be more comfortable. The daytime temperatures are almost 80.

I've also got 40 tomato plants (32 Roma, 4 Cherokee black, and 4 beefsteak) to plant. It may have to wait until tomorrow's allotted time for the brace. We do love our tomato products. I've also got some herb plants to get out of our growing porch. Next seeds to start are my watermelons, okra, and oriental eggplant. I found some turmeric, ginger, and horseradish roots to plant into pots. It just gets too cold here to over winter them in the garden. The English peas and the bush green beans are already showing green leaves. It's springtime and our busy time.

I hope the new new AFO works like it's suppose to. If not it's another appointment with Hanger. But it may be a moot point because I have an appointment with the neurosurgeon before then. I'll let you know how it goes.

Nothing is impossible.


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