New brace, November 15, 2005. They sent me home
from the hospital
with this new kind of brace. It has a fabricated aluminum bedplate and
stanchion, with fleece linings on the frame and pads. It keeps the ankle
at a rigid right angle, but allows the wound on the front of the leg to
breath. It is a non-weight-bearing boot and has no rubber tread on the
bottom, but if it makes the wound heal faster, I'll gladly be back on
the crutches for a while. The objective is to heal the wound so
that I can resume physical therapy soon.
With all the unexpected glitches in the healing of this leg, Linda and I have
decided that it would be best if I do not travel this Christmas. That is a big
disappointment, but if it improves the chances of healing with no more
glitches, I will gladly do it. I am determined to be in at least light-
duty hiking condition by next summer.
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