Okay, I had to take it off.


I haven’t had my morning walkie in more than a week. I can walk to the water tank and back but that’s about as much as I can stand. Day before yesterday I was on my feet for hours working in D’s woodshop and was practically sweating by the end just from discomfort.

I love the new foot. It’s not just as good as what it replaces, it’s better. The overall length is excellent. But the socket is…frustrating, because I want to be able to tell the prosthetist exactly what’s wrong with it and I’m not sure I can. It’s almost right – but it’s pressing on something almighty sensitive on the back of my stump. And it’s a challenge finding a combination of stump socks that makes it fit exactly between a little too loose and a little too tight.

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2 Responses to Okay, I had to take it off.

  1. matismf says:

    Can you exchange e-mails with him BEFORE your next appointment? Methinks a competent doctor should be able to interpret “it’s pressing on something almighty sensitive on the back of my stump” without too much further ado, but just in case…

  2. M says:

    Got any chalk? It might work to chalk up the stump and put it in the joint. Take it out, snap a photo and send it to the person before the next appointment. I guess you actually should chalk the sock(s).

    I use this when trimming hooves or floating teeth. I don’t use chalk but pressure sensitive paper with the teeth though.

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