Monday, June 21, 2004

To Cardiff in the morning for the final fitting of my new prosthesis.

Actually, it's an old engine fitted on a new chassis. My prosthetist, Ian, is taking the Freedom Foot he used on the first leg he ever made for me and attaching a new socket to it.

Taking collection of a new limb is always a bit of a worry. It'll be part of me for the next six months or more. Any tiny niggles or problems are compounded with every step so it's essential we get the fit and alignment spot on from the start.

But getting a new leg is always exciting too. So far, each successive model has allowed me to walk further, to do more activities and to achieve more. I'm hoping that'll be the case this time.