Today we took the jet ski out for the first time since my amputation! And, I am happy to announce that it was made possible the DryPro Prosthetic waterproof cover!
DryPro Waterproof Prosthetic Cover to the rescue!
You probably wouldn’t know this unless you have a prosthetic leg, but if you get water in your liner, your prosthetic device will slide off. Trust me, that is not something you want to happen! (I have walked out of mine a few times because it was not latched, and well, gravity takes over! And, down you go!) So, I was super excited to try the DryPro prosthetic waterproof cover! Long story short, it works and works well!
The lesson I learned that day, it is easier to put the waterproof DryPro on, if I take my prosthetic off first, instead of trying to work it over the leg at arm’s length! (Bending your leg to do things like put socks on, is a lot more difficult with the prosthetic leg on, who knew?)
We not only made it
to the beach, and was able to get in the water! I put the DryPro Prosthetic Waterproof Cover when we got to the dock. It only takes a couple of minutes to put on and vacuüm the air out, so we were off and running in a few minutes! When we got to Anclote Island, I was able to jump off into the water, anchor the jet ski and walk in the water to the beach. All without getting my prosthetic leg wet or even damp!
Here is the bonus
Photos from our day on Anclote Island and stroll along the “long” boardwalk to the lighthouse!
The walk to the lighthouse along this boardwalk was a little rough for me. Denise made it all the way to the lighthouse and those photos are courtesy of her! (Thank you, Baby!) There is no public dock on the island and so, this day trip is not really for the mobility challenged. (I only made it 2/3 of the way to the lighthouse.)
Let me share with you the most important thing I have discovered. Where ever you go, whatever you see, share it with others! Don’t be afraid to stop and smell the roses, to share a smile with a stranger, a meal with friends and build memories together that will last a lifetime!
All photographs in this post were taken by the author, Bill McQueen, amateur photographer, food enthusiast and sometimes traveler.