AFO

Hi! I am sort of excited! I am getting my AFO today! It is allegedly going to help with my foot drop! I am so excited to see how well it is going to work!!!!!!!! It hopefully will keep me from wearing out my left toe on all my shoes. Not to mention, keep me from falling on my face. Best part is. It is covered 100% We will see what happens. I have a hard time with things on my legs. Especially tight things. I would appreciate prayers that this works. I will keep it posted.

Thanks,

Rob

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  • I will be praying! Hopefully it will help you Rob. Falls are no fun at all!!! It's great to hear that you will be getting it at no cost as well, that's s blessing right there in it's own!!

  • I hope it works for you!

  • @rhl1974

    That's awesome news. After walking around with a boot for the last month due to my fall off the roof I know what it's like to be forced to not use a limb. Wishing you best of luck and I hope it works for you. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™

  • Rob, you've got lots of prayers on your behalf. Let us know how the device works for you.

  • I hope and pray this solves your problem. I am happy for you. Thanks for sharing your encouraging prospect.

  • Rob, I can feel your excitement all the way over here in the uk, I hope it works for you and improves your quality of life. I find mine really helps me to peddle my trike, and the main thing is I don't trip. Like you I wear out the toe of my shoe, I go through a pair every month with not wearing the AFO, but I find mine makes me sweat with it being plastic. Let us know how you get on. Plenty of prayer going up for you, so bound to be blessings coming down, ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿฆ‹ ๐ŸŒˆ ๐Ÿซ

  • So excited for you, Rob. I sure hope it works out for you!

  • Rob I hope your AFO works for you. I got one for ft drop a year and a half ago. Mine is a Blue Rocker. Part of it goes under the shoe liner of my shoe. That part helps with more natural gait by helping your push off at the toes. It also helps keep my leg from collapsing forward. that had begun to happen almost daily.

  • rlh1974 I hope that the AFO works for you!! Please keep us updated when you can!!

    Jessie

  • I got! It makes me look like Robo cop! It is carbon fiber. Goes under my shoe liner, kind of wraps half way around my calf ro about mid calf area. Helps hold my foot from dropping and helps spring it back for normal walking. I wore it for a few hours. It is very hard to get used to. Especially stairs. One thing I hate hate hate is when I am sitting down. Unless I am sitting flat footed. I can not make my foot go flat on the floor. So all the weight of my resting leg goes into my heal. It will just take some getting used to!!!!

    Thanks everybody!

  • Oh! One more thing! It totally helps with my balance!!!! That was an unforeseen benefit!

  • Hello Rob, great to hear ur getting an AFO it helps a lot I had one for 2 years it minimizes falls, then I got introduced to BIONESS best thing ever for foot drop. GOOD LUCK to u!!

  • I hope it continues to help you, rlh1974. Will pray you get used to it. I sit flat-footed with mine. ๐Ÿ’•

  • Hi Guys! So far I have taken two walks today. Holy Moly!!!!!!! This thing is amazing! It keeps my foot up! It keeps my balance. So much easier to enjoy the neighborhood! Walking isn't as much of a chore! I pray it keeps up this way. The only problem is I over heated myself walking so much. Thats my fault. I will suffer for that, but it was worth it! I do have to get used to it around my calf. It gets sweaty and one of my symptoms is I can not handle tight things. So it bugs the crap out of me!!!!!!

    Anyway, I will continue to update you!

    Rob

  • So pleased that it is working for you, enjoy your new found freedom, blessings Jimeka ๐Ÿฆ‹ ๐ŸŒˆ

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