Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Walking without Sticks !!

A friend of a friend phoned me today, his nick name affectionately is "Parrot Bob" Given to him by our good friend Andy T, and not because he's only got one leg like myself but because he keeps a parrot. Bob lost leg above the knee when he was about 17, so has a wealth of knowledge. He very kindly phoned today to see how I was getting on.

I told him of yesterdays problem with the change of shoe to trainers, and he very quickly spotted the problem. My initial shoes are fairly flat healed, and the trainers I changed to have a good 20mm cushioned heal for runnning. This changes the aspect of the foot from being flat to slightly sloping. Little changes like this make a huge difference to walking. I wasn't aware of this so I have now changed back to the flatter shoes.

So a big thank you to Bob, and I'll certainly be on the phone next time I have a problem.


So here's to days video of my first attempts to walk without the aid of walking sticks.
It's a big milestone and I have achieved it quicker than I thought I would.
So now I need to work on perfecting it.

9 comments:

  1. Well done that's some achievement in such a short space of time. Sorry to hear you are having such a tough time but your positivity is really inspiring. Best wishes, matt lockett

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    1. Thanks Matt, I appreciate your kind comments and that you take time to read the blog. Cheers

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    2. Thanks Matt, I appreciate your kind comments and that you take time to read the blog. Cheers

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  2. BRilliant. Congratulations Dave. We're very proud of you!
    Mrs P & Mr T

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    1. Thank you both at Baliffs Cottage !!

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  3. I'm impressed m8, keep it up, bike ride next week.... will pop over with the Kona, should be a laugh :-)

    Talk soon

    Mr G

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  4. So good to see you back up and at it - never expected anything less from you of course - and by the time we get back up your way in October/November you will undoubtedly be walking faster than Derek and myself as usual!
    Joking apart we are both absolutely blown away by the speed with which you are getting everything back on track.
    Best wishes as always from the Selsey contingent x

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  5. Thank you Selsey contingent, See you soon.

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