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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

After sleeping all day, celebrating my Mom's birthday, and going out for a ride in my wheelchair (with Doug pushing and Elise riding beside in her roller skates), I came home and was feeling some burning nerve pain. So I tried something that I had seen on a VA hospital website as a therapy for phantom nerve pain. It was kind of fun to try and seemed to help a little. Just thought I would share some pics . . .

Here is what my legs look like while lying in bed . .

Now I am putting a mirror between my good long leg and good short leg . . .

Ta-da! I now look like I have two good long legs! When the nerves in my short leg tell me that my foot is asleep, it seems to help if I watch the image of my missing foot moving around. I don't know if it is more of a distraction or an actual help--but I am going to keep messing around with it.

I'll let you know how my appointment goes tomorrow with Dr. Hutson.

Much love to you!


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