Leg Braces

When I was young, I was bow legged.  This condition made my legs appear be bowed-out, thus my knees were always wide apart even when my ankles were together.  Picture a cowboy that gets off his horse, but he is walking as if he were still on his horse.  The opposite of being bow legged is called knock kneed and then you would have a large gap between your feet, while you are standing with your knees together.  The bow legged condition is common for some babies, because of them being squished up inside the womb, but I was five years old when my condition manifested itself.  I don’t think that anyone ever made fun of me, other than the odd comment of where did I park my horse, or something about rolling a barrel between my legs, but it caused concern for my parents, as they felt if this condition was not treated, it could get worse as I grew up.

The solution after my doctor visit was leg braces and nasty medicine.  This was a nocturnal treatment given to me every night in my bed and I guess I endured this for about six months till my condition was finally corrected.  My Dad had the job of strapping the braces on my legs and of course I did not like them and then my Mom was the one who made sure that I swallowed my medicine, which tasted awful.  My Dad got tired of me squirming around as he was trying to put my leg braces on and he would scold me to remain still, so he could do his job.  I would always close my mouth shut when my Mom was spoon feeding me that horrible medicine and she also had to yell at me to just grin and bear it.  I cried every night till I fell asleep, but I knew that I had good parents who were only trying to help me and eventually I settled down in my bed for my Dad to do his job and I grit my teeth and took that medicine to make my Mom happy.

22 thoughts on “Leg Braces

      1. Besides one other guy, you were the only one in my SPAM folder. I un-spammed all of your comments and deleted the other guy’s stuff which was actually SPAM. I hit the LIKE button on this comment, but still there was no reply button so I am getting back to you from my Dashboard.

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      2. That is strange what is your limit to threaded comments.. I usually comment on your site more.. So check it there.. Remember don’t do more than three..

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      3. Comments are such an important part of every blog and the ones that I consider to be significant are valuable to me. Conversations should be allowed to go back and forth and they should never go un-responded to. I read some stuff on this limit to threaded comments, but I am unsure how to check this or how to fix this.

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      4. Besides one other guy, you were the only one in my SPAM folder. I un-spammed all of your comments and deleted the other guy’s stuff which was actually SPAM. I hit the LIKE button on this comment, but still there was no reply button so I am getting back to you from my Dashboard.

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  1. Go to the dashboard. Settings and choose discussions at the end you can see the limit to threaded comments. But don’t do more than 3 Also here you can choose comment must be manually approved.. Its important that you don’t raise the limit to more than 3, spammers do this kind of thing when they keep on threading a comment. OK. I have an idea when we will talk i won’t hit reply button more after two times. This will ensure that we start a conversation afresh each and every time..

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    1. The box was checked for Enable threaded (nested) comments and the selector was set at 3 levels deep. Also I selected the Before a comment appears box for Comment author must have a previously approved comment, instead of using the Comment must be manually approved box, because this is less work for me.

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      1. So delete the old site.. And change this site domain with the old one.. If Sandi is having problems than that means others are having it too..

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      2. No please don’t say that. I am happy with the status quo, I am not the guy that rocks the boat and if I have to check my spam folder or go to my Dashboard to reply back to your comments, I actually don’t mind.

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