For a while now I have been toying with the idea of customising my callipers. It’s not that I don’t like them the way they are or that I’m ashamed to wear them or anything I just think they look a bit…well, dull. I never bother to hide them under my jeans and just wear them on the outside of them in plain sight. When I first got them I was still using my old kaye walker Betsy which was silver, but now that I have Martha in all her blue glory, I think they could do with jazzing up a bit.
When I used to wear AFO leg splints I had them in all kinds of varieties from swirly blue patterns, to butterflies and Tweety Pie. My first pair of leg gaiters that I used to sleep in at night had the 100 Acre Wood and Winnie the Pooh.
My walking frames too have not been exempt coming in a range of colours, some of them being given names and sometimes having little mementos from holidays and various events like ribbons.
I know that not everything I use over the years and look interesting but that doesn’t mean that I can’t do it for myself. The thing is, now that I’m getting older I’m not really sure how to go about doing it. Now that I’m looking for work I don’t think it would be very acceptable for me to cover them in stickers or glitter anymore.
I was thinking that maybe I could paint them but then I have to decide on a colour. I could paint them black so that they would go with anything, but then purple in my favourite colour but I’m not sure if it would be frowned upon.
I may not end up customising them at all but it’s something that I would quite like to do if I can find a good and simple way of doing it.
If you have an idea or opinions of if and how I could do it, let me know. If you think it’s a bad idea, tell me that too.