Not exactly my favorite thing to do, of course…
I figured this would go one of two ways: There would either be a demand for five or six administrative visits before anything got done, or some guy who’s been doing this forever would just dig out some plaster wrap and a tape measure and get down to it. Happily, it more or less went that second way.
I am responsible for coming up with about 2 grand. Happily – and unusually – I’m in a position to do that. Unhappily it’s money I was planning/hoping to spend getting the Jeep a rebuilt transmission in the Spring, but this takes priority.
So it looks like I’m going back for a test fitting in roughly ten days, and he said the new leg should be complete in about a month. Not bad. I wondered if it was going to be old-fashioned plaster cast or if I’d stick my stump in a wiz-bang laser scanner that spits out a 3-D printed mold. It was much more that first thing, but nowadays they do have a transparent test socket they check the fit with before molding the real socket. I also came back with homework: There’s a bewildering variety of carbon fiber feet to choose from and I’m kind of expected to have an opinion by my next appointment. That’s new, to me at least.
So it went well! I’m excited.