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    • Name: duke
      Location: Pennsylvania
      Injured during: basketball
      Which Leg: R
      Status: 2-Shoes

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post-operative day #7 — shiny new ‘bike’ (rolling knee walker)

Posted by duke on September 26, 2011

My rolling knee walker arrived at the medical supply store.  They had to special order one for me.  The standard size they carried only adjusted to fit someone who was 5’10” (at 6’3” and change that wasn’t going to fit).  Fortunately, my wife had asked about the height when we dropped off the prescription.  I went to the store and I have to admit it was a little like getting a new bike.  My hands were getting sore from the crutches and I was looking forward to setting them aside a bit  There in the store, in the midst of bedside commodes, shower chairs, and power recliners was my new mode of transportation.

Fresh out of the packaging (complete with plastic still on the wheels) was my cherry red rolling knee walker.  Handbrakes and basket included.  I hopped on and the fit was good.  It was loaded into the car and I was off to roll around the house.  We have hardwood floors, my wife wasn’t interested in my idea of pulling all the rugs up to help reduce the drag.  I settled for cruising around and putting things in my new basket.

As silly as it was, having more freedom of  movement and being able to give my hands a break from the crutches boosted my spirits.  My insurance company is covering part of the rental fee and I am a big fan of the rolling knee walker.  As long as you are on level ground it beats crutches by a mile.

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