November 22, 2003

Walkin' Fool...

My AFO (Ankle-Foot Orthotics) showed up on Friday. It helps me quite a bit, both in keeping my foot setting down squarely, and also in keeping my foot up for walking so that I do not have to lift the leg so far. Very cool. I probably don't look any better walking but I am more secure and fatigue less easily.

It looks spooky to me, like Tiny Tim's crutches (Here's a picture). But it is not noticeable when it's on.

I may still investigate a custom-made one with a hinged ankle and a little more side-to-side stability but this off-the-shelf solution is a big improvement.

Posted by John Kranz at November 22, 2003 1:00 PM

It's not that bad. Tiny Tim wouldn't have minded it. It makes a nice conversation piece.

jk was able to walk the baby girl (Skylark) while I did the walks. It's hard to shovel and hang on to the Skygirl. I nearly did myself a mischief.

Life is good!!!

Posted by: riza at November 23, 2003 11:48 AM