KG’s Blog Post #164 – 11/30/12 2:41am (“Stan The Man” = Edison of Prostetics)
So what does a 1-legged dope do these days before Xmas? He waits for his early gift from the big guy. Despite being 54, I still believe in Santa but little did I know that he looked and sounded like my prosthetic. I’ve moaned a lot about one of my biggest problems was not having an Achilles that allows you to rotate & twist onto my toes that are still stuck in some gator’s mouth in Mississippi.
We have to date tried 54 different ideas to reproduce that ability. We have failed but we have not surrendered. So Stan The Man [prosthetic master Stan Patterson – check out http://www.poacfl.com - look ½ down the page! Also: http://www.poacfl.com/About_Us/Staff.aspx – Col.] calls and he is just stumbling over his words, which to me means either he shot his low score of 106 or has been scotching up. Wrong again I am, Sam. So he finally spits it out that he feels like he has found the solution! Now one of the problems is that we can’t find a material that is flexible enough, yet durable so it doesn’t snap in half every swing. I’m not sure if I’m explaining myself, but do your best to bear with me. He swears that this helicopter blade is the big present of the year. He is 103% sure he will have my new lower leg done by the end of next week. I’m trying not to get too pumped, because this is one of the biggest reasons I’ve lost 25 yards off the tee.
Now you know that my pain issues have slowly lowered my get up & go attack mode that I once had right after the accident, knowing I was going to fight and beat this setback like a Mr. Munch would. We all need a goal & purpose to achieve things, and I just dropped mine at the moment. However, are new medical adventures are helping with the pain and now this new blade runner has given me new juice.
I might be jumping the gun, but what the hell, none of this makes any sense the way I’ve written it down so maybe you will look forward to me explaining it better in my next blog.
So be patient as I will have news soon. Either way I’m golden, because if this fails I can be the new blade runner, white man style! I’m the perfect fit for the role, I’ve had IRS issues, had all my blood sucked out by a vampire named Countess Ellenora, and I’ve talked to dead people too! We are going to win this battle.