I hope this message finds you well. I am feeling dismayed as I went to get my temp. socket today.....ughhhh!!! Can not bear weight on end of limb, must use, and I mean use crutches. Surgery was March 11th, limb all healed visually..no complications, but man does the bone hurt when I put weight on the end. I have read and re-read your response and trying to see through to the light. Guess it just feels like its forever to get back to walking. If you dont mind can you describe what type of prosthesis you have. Silicone liner, pin system, sleeve? I guess I just need to see the light..Thanks..Nadine~
Nadine- keep looking for the light. I am bilateral below knee and was very sick and weak before the surgery, so it took me a while to build myself back up. Don't be discouraged because it took me a year of sockets and a bad leg guy before I found where I needed to go which is out of state and he figured out nerves, bones, everything and knew how to build a socket and system for me. I started with the pin system which is not the best for your limbs actually and I am now in a vacuum system and my legs look really good. Right now, that test socket you are in is probably not right, your nerves and yes even your bone gets sore. It takes time. I know how hard it is. I was so frustrated that when I took the measures to find who is considered one of the best prosthetists and it meant alot of flights back and forth to get it right..well, that was a huge step, both financially and putting alot of trust in them. What kind of system do they have you in? My liners are custom and also thin under the vacuum system in order to make it easier for bending since I'm bilateral.
Please hang in there. It will work out, it just seems hard sometimes. and just when you think you have it figured out, it can fool you once again.
I am trying to..cant lie..am full of tears tight now..holding them back. I really thought it would be different. I dont know..is it that it is too soon to bear weight on the end? Is it that the bone bridge hasnt healed? I am sure the bridge is not fully formed...I suppose that it may be the socket..it seems too big, only got it 2 days ago..have reduced in size greatly.When did you get your 1st socket? Was it painful to bear weight? When did you notice a reduction in pain? Sorry for all of the questions. Thanks for your kind words..just feel lost right now..Nadine~