I went for another prosthetic fitting today having everything crossed that it would fit this time.
This was the second time I had gone, and you may have to go for more it's best to get the fitting right you don’t want it to rub.
They decided rather than shrinking and cutting down the plastic liner to fit my cone shaped leg. They would build it up with rubber gloves to make it square shaped (like a stump should be if I had skin on it.)
It felt like pulling on a wet suit but was not uncomfortable. Then he brought out my leg!
It had my trainer on the end and was just the bare metal parts. It also has a strap that goes around your waist to hold it on.
Be warned ladies and gents if you are an above the knee amputee the plastic cup your thigh sits into comes all the way up to your groin. They do bend it outwards and put soft rubber around the lip but it’s still right up in there when you walk.
So he showed me how to strap myself in and I stood up for the first time in 3 months it was ace. I then took a step and couldn’t believe how heavy it was, and as my prosthetic had a loose knee it flicked out when I stepped forward, which looked really weird.
Of course when I got home I put it on and stood up in it, and when my mum saw me she burst into tears, bless.