Well and an exciting update from the mrhodes40 camp!! When last we vistied our heroine she was having trouble; the walkaide tester hand held testing device worked well but the cuff--not so much. Nary a bump or a twitch did we get. Urgh!
Go back a page and read my "perils of pauline" story on this. I figured I was out of the walkaide business..........And I was really disappointed because I had been holding this in the back of my mind "It's expensive, but if I get really bad I can get one of thse things...".
Lo and behold the Hanger girl called me back today and had me come in: she had connected with her friends explained the trouble we had and asked advice. She got many emails with tips and tricks to do, the first choice being use a special new electrode pad about 1" square not the little circles; apparently they "get" difficult nerves and trigger them.
She put them on and bang, I was walking in a minute flat.
So we start the insurance angle, very few companies are covering it she said so I am not expecting it. Medicare has approved it for spinal cord injuries not MS so it is not something we can expect that other insurance will do it, but sometimes they get lucky she said, so we will hope!
I am not going to even try the bioness, this one has the feature of being albe to walk barefoot, which I actually want. ANd I also want to add that my hanger people were super great too. My visits to trial this have been free--5 visits to date with all the difficulties and extra effort I am impressed by their support and comittment to make it work for me.