The journey of splints
After not wearing a splint from the age of 10 I went back to wearing one splint on my left side when I was 16 years old. Luckily I no longer hated the casting process, I guess that improved the whole experience and found it slightly easier to find shoes this time with my foot being bigger. It certainly was a big change after not wearing one for a few years it did feel like a step backwards that I didn't want to take. Unfortunately the patterns were still the same and are targetted at a much younger audience, ever since going back to a splint I've gone for the zebra print (love hearts or footballs didn't make the cut). This time around I've actually had more questions about my splint, and even a few queries of whether it was a fake leg.... However, my personal favourite was when a Year 8 boy wanted to know why I wore shin pads backwards- top marks for imagination!!! I've never minded people asking questions, I know I'd much rather have that then them just stare. Not that I can blame them, it's not everyday you see a zebra patterned splint!
"give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world"