Sunday, 22 October 2017

Ossio Vlog Update Part 11


Hi all

I got back from my 4th visit to Hannover on Friday 20th only went for one day this time to have the metal parts fitted on the outside of my stumpy.
They added new bits on with screws, and a rubber hammer! It vibrated every time the struck the end.
It didn't hurt just felt really uncomfortable. Like someone bashing your funny bone with a rubber hammer.
When I first stood up I thought it would hurt, that I would feel the pressure through my bone as I pressed down but I didn't.
What I did feel and still do when I try to push down and then lift up (transfer weight from foot to foot) is a sharp trapped nerve pain. I had this when I first had my big socket leg and was learning to walk for the first time.
So I just have to slowly keep applying pressure and force my nerves to either tough up or move out of the way! :)
I'm not allowed to walk with out my crutches, I cant do that anyway but stay on them for 6 months.
The weeping at the end will get heavy I have been told because I'm upright and basically squeezing water out. This should stop in time.
The leg feels very heavy but again my first leg with socket felt really heavy its just something I know with time I will get used to.
It also looks awful, but I told you it doesn't look nice but I have got rid of the socket!!!
The technical team in Hannover are making a 3D printed shield for the top part to match my ankle cover so it will look better when I wear shorts/skirts.
So at the moment I have the leg off over this weekend as the inside around the rim at the front is bruised due to the weight and its only been 3 weeks since the implant. So still very tender.
I will put the leg on for a small bit each day stand up and transfer my weight then take it off to allow the nerves to settle.
I go back to Hannover in 4 weeks for a part change and the thigh cover and then I get transferred over to the team at PACE to do physio.
But I will wait until January to book this in, give my leg time to heal and enjoy enjoy the upcoming festivities.

Below is a link to my latest Vlog

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