In connection with a presentation I gave this week at @bcmhouston I took some better photos of my socket.
This is the first prototype of what will hopefully become standard of care worldwide for people with an amputation like mine. It may look similar to other prosthetic sockets, but the beauty is in the innovative details of its design.
For almost 10 years, it was not possible for me to walk all day and have no pain. For the last few months, that reality has dissolved away, thanks to this new design. My comfort isn't perfect, but almost every day my former pain is gone. Lots of tweaks and changes are coming as I continue my research. Stay tuned.
Coincidentally, my flashes were out of batteries as I set up this shot, so this was lit with two iPhone flashlights (and is untouched in post). Always nice to see a desperate attempt at decent lighting turn out well.
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