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« on: July 29, 2010 10:35:24 PM »

This is so intense....

Smiley  My mom had knee surgery yesterday..  Long story short, she lost 72 pounds over the course of a year from sheer will-power and determination; meaning, she stopped eating junk and she started walking and sometimes running, EVERY day.  She's a jock!!!  I'm very proud of her Smiley  BUT she started having horrible knee pain and she needed surgery for torn cartilage, misaligned knee cap, bone spurs, etc.  She can't walk now, of course, and the dr. said she could try crutches but I thought for home she needed something a little easier to use, more stable, etc, so.......duhduhduh (music of doom)....I got her a walker.
I knew just bringing over a "walker" wouldn't go over well.  "Hey old lady, here's your walker!!"  She hates "old age" stuff anyway, so I thought I'd add a little "pizazz" Smiley

I measured the rubber gripper handles and double crocheted double rainbow handles.  Get it?  They are about 5" by 5.5", one row of double crochet of each color, then two rows of gray single crochet on each edge, then wrapped around the handles, stitched together, and voila!  A hip walker that even my prideful mother can stomach for a week or two!

What does this mean?Huh Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2010 10:47:09 PM »

I'm having a knee replaced at the end of Aug....so I bought me a walker too.  I got it at a Salvation Army.  I was thinking of painting flames on it LOL. But that looks pretty cool...Now I'm thinking streamers...like on kids bike handle bars LOL.  Pimp My Orthopedic Device!!
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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2010 10:48:16 PM »

I love this! Smiley haha it is a cute way to make it fun, so it's not old lady, it's injured badass.
Hope she heals well and fast.
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« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2010 04:44:18 AM »

That's so cool! You could use the same colors and make her a bag to attach to the front to carry things in. I work at a dr's office and see a lot of people (young and old) on walkers, and they have a bag on the front for their things - books, magazines, medicines, even their knitting/crocheting!

Good job jazzing up a plain ole walker!  (p.s. I did the same for my BF when he broke his leg. Camo crutch pad covers! Everyone LOVED them, wanted to know where he got them! "My ole lady made them." LOL!)
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« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2010 06:55:59 PM »

It's so intense!

Great job, hope it made your mom feel a little better about it.
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« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2010 07:30:21 AM »

Fab job! Cheesy
I hope your Mum is feeling better soon Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2010 07:54:52 PM »

"A double rainbow all the way across the sky! Oh God, oh my God...! [sob] It's so bright, man! It's so beautiful..." Grin

I know what you mean about your mom hating "old age" stuff - my mom is totally the same way. Kudos to you for snazzing up the walker. Top-drawer work!
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