Achilles Update: The Four Hundred Dollar Man (*)

“We can rebuild him. We have the technology.”

I am simply amazed how many people keep asking me about my iWALKFree - especially when I take my dog (Hugo) for walks in the off-leash park. No one has ever seen it before.

During my walks, I’ve noticed that a lot of people like to stop and stare at my leg. Initially, this behaviour really bothered me because I consider it to be rude. However, at this point I don’t care anymore. I simply hobble along with Hugo and try to get through the 1 Km route we have going at this point.

I make a lot of jokes about my iWALKFree these days. I sometimes make the point that I’ll be a pirate for Halloween. (I’m simply missing the eye-patch and parrot on my shoulder.) Other times I refer to myself as Col. Steve Austin of the Six Million Dollar Man TV series. Sure, there’s no na-na-na-na-na sound being played when I walk around. However, I like the opening scene.

* The iWALKFree cost me $400