Wow, thanks guys! I appredciate the feedback!
I guess I did not realize there was a forum for devices DOH! I go read there next....
But while we are on the subject, today I got an "articulated AFO" which I was told I would love. Well I HATE it, absolutely totally no bones about it. It hurts. It does not fit in a shoe. It feels like an awkward wooden leg down there and the little bit of ankle movement I did have is gone with it on so walking feels worse, not better. It does get my toe up, but my leg is sort of straight and unbendable all the time so itis only addressing one issue with my leg, and it makes others of its own.
TO be honest with you, I equate the AFO with a manual typewriter when the rest of the world is using computers from their phone. I can;t believe the PT thought I would "love" my AFO and that such a device is still considered a great solution, and that the bioness is just so expensive that of course it would not be approved by the insurance, so why bother. I wish I had insisted on the bioness!
OK, I vented, I feel better now. Thanks for listening.