Big do-in's last week in my MS World.
After wearing myself out with my petty pink leg, I finally got brave and called Hanger Clinic to inquire about the L300 Walk Aid.
Several years go I was fitted for an older version but when insurance did not recognize the device as a necessary medical item, my hopes were dashed and I gave up.
On a whim I renewed my interest to discover a newer model called the L300. Where the original device required a shoe insert AND a leg cuff, the L300 is just a cuff. So, of course I figured this would be even MORE expensive. But, I made an aoppointment any way.
The certificated orthopedist clinic owner encouraged me to contact my insurance to inquire again. Guess what? With the medical code he gave me as well as a letter of authorization, insurance will pay 80%! It is still a bit pricey but I think I can wing this!
I just hope this is the route for me. With the assistance of Walk Aid, I can wear regular shoes or even go bare foot! I know it will require a good bit of concentration and additional exercise, but I can only imagine how much better life will be.
Yes, I am excited and for the first time in a long while a bit nervous. Even with the amazing insurance cut this is a crazy luxury on the eve of my son's departure for university. That first semester tuition check I wrote still has my world spinning. but if I've learned anything about living with MS, it's that everything as a way of turning out.
IT. WILL. BE. OKAY.
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I'll keep you posted.
Have a great week,