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Thread: Got some good news today...

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Rochester Hills, MI

    Got some good news today...

    Hi all!

    I had a pretty good day yesterday. About three weeks ago, I had an incident where I had just let the dog out and closed the screen door. I was standing there watching him, and out of the blue, both legs completely gave out and I went straight down and landed smack on my tailbone. It hurt like heck, but luckily nothing broken. I couldn't get up and had to crawl the length of the laundry room to use the step and my grab bars in order to get up. It was a pretty scary situation.

    I decided right then and there that it was time to see my physiatrist and start the process of getting a set of leg braces. It went quicker than I thought it would and I picked them up yesterday. For the first thirty minutes or so, they were a little annoying, but I got used to them and wore them the rest of the day. The good news is that so far they seem to be working very well and it appears that I can now get around without my walker! I feel much more stable when walking. I wish I had done this a long time ago!

    It's going to take me a little time to get used to them, but if things go well, I could be safely fishing again by next summer!

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  2. #2
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    Feb 2008
    East Freeetown, Massachusetts
    That's awesome

  3. #3
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    Aug 2007
    Reno NV
    Atta boy John! Those look like they should be a big help!
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  4. #4
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    Dec 2006
    Independence, Kentucky
    John, so glad you have the help you needed. Best of luck with the braces.
    I'm supposed to respect my elders, but its getting harder and harder for me to find one now.

  5. #5
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    Jul 2009
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    That's great news John. I'm happy for you
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  6. #6
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    May 2007
    Thomasville, GA
    Fantastic, John!!!
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    Apr 2007
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    Ladies and Gentlemen . . . Robo-John. Great news John; way to go.
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  8. #8
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    Dec 2006
    Yorktown, Virginia
    I like the sound of fishing again. Good news, John!

  9. #9
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    Jun 2007
    Oceanside, So. Calif. 5 mi. to the ocean

    I cheer for anything that helps you. I am glad that you live in a time that has these new leg braces and that you were able to obtain them. I wish you "Ups" and more ups and many, many more ups.

    First of all you have to be smarter than the machine.

  10. #10
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    Jul 2011
    The Gorge Area, Oregon
    Hey that's fantastic news!

    I should do more fishing, everyone should do more fishing. I hope you get to do a whole lot of fishing and the fish are feeling frisky

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