The orthotist came up with a second brace concept, and I went back for a fitting that left me feeling a bit dejected.
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She took a video of me walking in the examination room. She showed it to me after. It was framed from the knee down. Looking at it made me feel really disabled. I felt ashamed of myself. I felt sorry for myself. it was kind of nauseating. I looked at myself as an object. I felt disgusted.
I apologized to her for walking so poorly. She was surprised. Raising an eyebrow, she told me I had nothing to apologize for.