Hi my favorite readers! Wearing shoe lifts, whether they are noticeable or not, provides many benefits. It can be easy to focus on the negative, but what’s the point in that?
I previously wrote about being grateful for my 1.5â€ shoe lift. And..seeing that the post received such positive feedback, I thought I’d talk about it again. Enjoy!
Some may think that wearing shoe lifts is a hindrance. After all, not everyone wears one and the wearer could be on the receiving end of some strange looks. I know, I have worn one for 37 years. Part of my recuperation from my tkr includes adjusting my shoe lifts. So..that is why I have figured out reasons to be grateful for wearing them.
Puddle Conquering. Depending upon the thickness of oneâ€™s shoe lift, puddles can easily be walked through. Your shoe will not get wet, unlike your â€œregularâ€ shoe. This statement applies to shallow streams, also.
Self Defense Tool. If someone starts to give the wearer a hard time, shoe lifts can be used to place a heavy kick to the groin. The extra weight will make for an extra punch.
Convenient Bug Squasher. The extra weight of shoe lifts can provide for an easy elimination of bugs that are otherwise hard to kill (such as immensely oversized cockroaches known as Palmetto bugsâ€¦.yikes!!). All one needs to do is get a quick â€œwhack!â€ or stomp in and the little critter will be saved a lingering death. Be sure to apologize to them before the killing process, though. They usually donâ€™t mean any harm.
It Helps Mobility. Of course, the best reason for wearing a shoe lift is the fact that it balances out oneâ€™s legs and gait. It makes getting around easier and less painful. There’s nothing funny about this. Just a plain and simple, hard, cold fact. It has helped out tremendously since my total knee replacement.
Hoping this helps others going through the same thing. Do you have similar stories to share? Feel free to post your comments….
AUTHOR NOTE: Booktoots’ Healing helps total knee replacement patients find support throughout recuperation and beyond. Its mission is for patients to understand they are not alone in their ordeal with either a tkr or other physicality concerns. The site is owned and operated by Marie Buckner, a published author and tkr patient who has been living with various physicalities for over 30+ years. She enjoys sharing her experiences to help others going through the same thing.
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