Apr 18 2013

The Halo Vest

A lot of friends have said they intend to drop by for a visit (and Tony was the first as he dropped in this morning… great to see you, and thanks Tony!). Just so people aren’t too surprised by what a Halo vest looks like here are a couple of photos.

It is basically a shoulder harness to support the rigid neck brace. The brace is held in place by 4 pins. (stop now if you’re squeamish).

There are few complications with a halo however the main ones all have to do with the pins. The pin sites need to be kept clean and they need to be maintained at a consistent tension. I _may_ get used to someone using a torque wrench on my head over the course of the 3 months I’ll be wearing this but I’m not convinced of that.

And yes I have hair. Not sure how I”ll shave my head with this on…

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2 Comments

  1. For a guy who’s supposed to be relaxing you sure can’t give up the photography! 🙂

  2. Peter and Andrea…
    PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE…let me know if there is anything I can do. I can completely empathise as I was in a neck brace for 2 months exactly two years ago. I know how uncomfortable and frustrating it is. My heart goes out to you. And I am sure Sage can empathise with Andrea.
    Deanna

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