Denise loves the beach
But, since my amputation and before DryPro, our waterfront activities were limited to drives along the coast. Before my amputation, it was difficult for me to walk in the sand. Not to mention that I always had an open wound. So, I avoided the water, to avoid the chance of getting an infection.
I tried to talk Denise into going to the beach
But, she knew how difficult it was for me. So, needless to say, our beach days have been few in the last two years. Considering we live in Florida, I know how difficult it was for her. It took me six months to get my first leg, between taking longer to heal and the insurance company saying that having a leg, “was not medically necessity!”
Now, all of that is behind us.
And, so I asked my prosthetic guy if it would be ok to get my leg wet, as long as I rinsed it off when I was done. We live in Florida, on the Gulf side, which means salt water. His answer surprised me a little bit, he said that I should avoid getting my leg wet because “the spring release on your prosthetic will rust.” If I do get it wet he said that I should not only rinse it but blow dry it!
Brandon (my Hanger, Prosthetic guy) suggest I look up DryPro on Amazon. DryPro makes waterproof prosthetic and cast protectors! This simple device allows the amputee to shower, swim or do any other water related activities without fear of damaging my 16k dollar leg!
DryPro on is available on Amazon (click here to order yours!)
In conclusion, let me share with you the most important thing I have discovered. Where ever you go, whatever you see, share it with others! Don’t be afraid to stop and smell the roses or to share a smile with a stranger. Don’t forget to enjoy a meal with new friends and build memories together that will last a lifetime!
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