TT - 6 Orthoses 09/10 Gross Misrepresentation                            Website Revenge!

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Not looking so good now is it Mrs Taylor?  Mr Mark Senior?  But worse is to come!

I had not had shoes and orthoses fit to wear for ten and a half months when Mr Hopkins provided me with my second pair of orthoses, this time for my Worcester Royal shoes which had what are called 'rockers' built into the soles. He should have checked the orthoses on receipt, but did he?  He issued the shoes to me with the orthoses inside and off he sent me.

To start with the shoes seemed comfortable, but because of my neuropathy it is difficult to know what is going on.  The shoes seemed tight and pressurised my feet, but what walking I did in them seemed fine.  Pain levels increased, despite the fact the orthoses looked just the same they felt hard. I had no reason to remove the orthoses but eventually I did, and discovered that a second 'rocker' had been stuck to the underside of the orthoses in error, and Mr Hopkins had not noticed!  This would have had a profound effect on my feet.  Added to which Mr Hopkins had refused to make the orthoses the depth the shoes were designed for, because he did not believe in orthoses that thick - but they would have provided the comfort and protection that I so badly needed.  

I reported this and Mr Hopkins arranged to see me almost immediately, as well he might!

I had not had shoes and orthoses fit to wear for eleven months when I attended to have the 'rockers' that had been added by mistake removed.  Mr Hopkins couldn't find a technician to remove the 'rockers', so he returned to advise us that he was 'going to make a start'.  After a while he returned and told us that he had found a technician 'to finish the job off'.  Subsequently he re-issued my shoes with the orthoses inside and handed me the 'rockers' that had been scoured nice and clean - nothing looked out of place

At eleven and a half months Mr Hopkins asked ME how much in millimetres I wanted him to have my shoes increased in depth at the toes, and I replied that it was up to him to decide this as he was the Orthotist.  He had my shoes off me to deepen and broaden at the toes, and I was delighted!  It appeared that it was his intention to have new uppers made (mounted on soles that were too small?), as he asked me what colour I wanted.  I was subsequently provided with my second pair of shoes!

Have a chuckle at this!

In a restaurant the husband leans over and asks his wife, 'Do you 
remember the first time we had sex together over fifty years ago? We 
went behind the village pub where you leaned against the back fence 
and I made love to you.'

Yes, she says, 'I remember it well.'

'OK,' he says, 'How about taking a stroll around there again and we can 
do it for old time's sake?' 

'Oh, you old devil, that sounds like a crazy, but good idea!'

A police officer sitting in the next booth heard their conversation and, 
having a chuckle to himself, he thinks to himself, I've got to see these 
two old-timers having sex against a fence. I'll just keep an eye on them 
so there's no trouble. So he follows them.

The elderly couple walks haltingly along, leaning on each other for 
support aided by walking sticks. Finally, they get to the back of the 
pub and make their way to the fence.


The old lady lifts her skirt and 
the old man drops his trousers. As she leans against the fence, the old 
man moves in ...

Then suddenly they erupt into the most furious sex that 
the policeman has ever seen. This goes on for about ten minutes while 
both are making loud noises and moaning and screaming. Finally, they 
both collapse, panting on the ground.

The policeman is amazed. He thinks he has learned something about life 
and old age that he didn't know.

After about half an hour of lying on the ground recovering, the old 
couple struggle to their feet and put their clothes back on. The 
policeman is still watching and thinks to himself, this is truly 
amazing, I've got to ask them what their secret is.

So, as the couple pass by, he says to them, 'Excuse me, but that was 
something else. You must've had a fantastic sex life together. Is there 
some sort of secret to this?' 


Shaking, the old man is barely able to reply,














'Fifty years ago that wasn't an electric fence!'

My feet were already very painful by then, but instead of recovering they got worse.  When I removed the orthoses I discovered why!   The orthoses had been BUTCHERED, they had not been in any condition to be issued to anyone, let alone someone with neuropathic feet - but Mr Hopkins had issued them to me!   (The technician had done his best to fill in holes and stick down cuts in the moulded foam base of my orthoses.)

... all my own work!  (Mr Brian Hopkins Orthotics Manager)

WMRC - 'A Regional Centre of Excellence'

Because the orthoses were so badly damaged they should have been replaced immediately.

  I was left with no alternative but to wear them, despite the shocking state that they were in, until they were completely worn out, they practically split into two and I had to tape them together!  That is just plain wrong.

Not looking so good now is it Mrs Taylor?  Mr Mark Senior Investigating Officer?


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