So everything’s going great, right? Had my walkie, did the chicken chores, went over to see S&L about a matter. Got home and was washing breakfast dishes when it seemed the socket on my leg suddenly became a lot looser. Like, “can barely stay on while I walk” loose.
That’s the soft insert that goes inside my prosthesis socket. And yeah, it’s kind of ragged – it’s 22 years old, which is super old in prosthesis years. But more importantly, it’s in two pieces and that’s not normal. That smaller piece is the wedge that cups over my knee and holds me more or less firmly in place when it’s forced into the socket. It’s important.
Actually I got really lucky. That wedge fell right out of my pants onto the floor, and if it had happened out in the boonies I’d have lost it forever and been screwed. Also, I recently got a care package from BB containing a carbon fiber repair kit, including a bunch of stuff that I’d have otherwise had to improvise to make this repair, like mixing cups and acid brushes. And I had an unopened package of epoxy, so this was going to be a breeze to fix.
BB’s repair kit had 2-part epoxy but it’s of the super-slow and need-to-measure-very-carefully variety. Seriously I’ll have to research and practice how to use it, and anyway it takes 24 hours to even set up.
Fortunately I had a more useable Plan B in the form of my favorite contact cement Seal-All. Hope it works; if it doesn’t no harm will have been done…