As you can see from the post prior to this one, life has been a little busy here at the Prosthetic Medic homefront. We welcomed our son Liam to this world on January 2nd, he is a happy, healthy baby boy.
In other news Otto Bock has contacted me to do a follow up story about me now that I'm back to work. They are possibly going to do a ride along for a 24 hour shift with me to see what life is like for an amputee paramedic. I've been back to work for a little while now. I have ups and downs, I'm still waiting for my new socket. Looks like it will be ready on Thursday. I'm trying very hard to keep up with everything that's been going on, it just seems that as soon as I've taken a step forward I have to take one back. I'm happy that I have made it to where I am, I just hope that soon this process will feel more like nature. I'm still dealing with the fact that when I put on my prosthetic, it feels just like that, a prosthetic. Recently, I tried a new foot that took that feeling away somewhat. The foot is the iWalk by Biom. This foot mimics the response of the calf muscle and the achielles tendon. It's amazing to have a foot that will actually flex when I walk and assist by pushing my leg forward, the same as a "normal" person. This will be an amazing help at work, especially when walking up stairs, or pushing a patient on the stretcher. I'm quickly approaching my one year anniversary of losing my leg. I'll be posting more on that later...
I'll be back soon. For now I think I'll go feed the baby and enjoy some time with him and Kate.
Till next time PM