An event just popped into my mind while I was thinking about buying some new shoes. As previously mentioned, I need to start wearing an external shoe lift again. So, here is the event that turned the lightbulb on….
It was during my year follow-up after my total knee replacement. My doctor and I were finding out how much of a leg length difference I had. He was placing different blocks underneath my tkr leg, with different thicknesses.
We went through about three of these. None seemed to work. Then, on the fourth….
â€œHow does that one feel?â€ he asked.
â€œHmmm. It feels better than the others. I’m not sure how much better, though,â€ I said indecisively.
â€œOK,â€ he says as he removes the block and puts another one under my foot. (My back was turned to him).
â€œHow does this one feel?â€ he asks.
â€œHmm. It feels pretty good. This is the one. It seems to be better than the others,â€ I replied.
â€œHah! That was a trick question! It was the same as the one before it!â€ he said as he chuckled enthusiastically.
As I turned to look at him, he chuckled even more as I shook my head and rolled my eyes.
That was a memorable doctor’s visit after my tkr. 🙂