Hi everyone. An event just popped into my mind while I was thinking about buying some new shoes requiring a shoe lift. As previously mentioned, I need to start wearing an external shoe lift again after my tkr. I thought the surgery took care of my leg length discrepancy, but was wrong. So, here is the event that turned the light bulb on….It is a book excerpt from my soon-to-be-released masterpiece.
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….
“How does that one feel?” he asked.
“Hmmm. It feels better than the others. I’m not sure how much better, though,” I indecisively answered.
“OK,” he says as he removes the block and puts another one under my foot. (My back was turned to him).
“How does this one feel?” he asks.
The saga continues….
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