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General Discussion / Re: liner length
« on: April 23, 2008, 05:13:05 PM »
Thanks for all of the replies!!!  I was just curious as to why and how much is trimmed.    :)


General Discussion / liner length
« on: April 22, 2008, 07:19:30 PM »
Does anyone cut their liners to make them shorter?

General Discussion / Re: I need advice on running shoes
« on: April 17, 2008, 10:29:55 PM »
Hi Anne.  I don't run (anymore) but I do have a wide foot.  I used to be a marathon runner.  My 'good' foot was wide before I elected to amputate my left foot.  I have always preferred to wear a men's style running shoe because men's shoes tend to have a wider foot (B or D).  To me, a men's B seems to be wider than a women's B.  Men's running shoes do not come in girl colors... pink, pastels, etc.  That doesn't bother me but I'm sure that it's important to some women.  I purchase men's running shoes manufactured by Adidas or New Balance.  They fit well and provide me with the support that I need.  I do not have a narrow heel.  I don't know how to help you on that issue.  Hopefully, someone else has good advice.  If not, I hope there are manufacturers that can accommodate you!  Best of luck!! 


General Discussion / Re: My new socket
« on: April 16, 2008, 02:06:59 PM »
Hi snowbear.  I understand your feelings.  Wearing an uncovered prosthesis isn't for everyone. 

I figure that people are going to stare anyway so I might as well show them a personalized socket to stare at.   lol    :)

Recreation and Entertainment / Re: Handcycles
« on: April 16, 2008, 12:28:16 PM »
Congrats on the CAF grant!!!    8)

I look forward to reading about your experiences.    :)

General Discussion / My new socket
« on: April 15, 2008, 03:41:27 PM »
I picked up my new socket yesterday.  It fits great.    ;D

I had a piece of material from a US Speedskating olympic skinsuit laminated on the socket. 

General Discussion / Re: Sports and Activites Day
« on: April 15, 2008, 02:45:04 PM »
I ride a mountain bike, track bike and a road bike...

Specialized Stumpjumper mountain bike
Fuji Track Pro track bike
Ridley Damocles road bike

I was an avid biker before I had my lower leg amputated.  I do not have any special modifications on my bikes.  I use a clipless pedal system on all 3 bikes.   

For me, the hardest thing was to gain confidence in being able to return to using a clipless pedal system.  I was hesitant at first, so I rode on less travelled roads until I felt confident to ride in heavy traffic and stop lights, etc.  It seems perfectly normal to me again to ride with clipless pedals.  In my opinion, the clipless pedals help keep my power through the stroke and I don't have to worry about my prosthesis slipping off the pedal or coming out of a toe clip.  I haven't tried the rotor crank system but I would love to demo it sometime.

General Discussion / Re: Liner Dryer
« on: April 11, 2008, 01:26:20 PM »
Thanks PegLeg Jack for finding the ad in an old ACA InMotion magazine!!!    ;D

In case anyone is interested...
The liner dryer stands are $14.99 + S & H.   
To order, call 1-866-695-1100

Thanks again PLJ!!!    :)

General Discussion / Re: Liner Dryer
« on: April 07, 2008, 01:16:58 PM »
Please.... If anyone has any old ACA InMotion magazines from 2007, I would greatly appreciate if you would take the time to leaf through the magazine to try and find the ad that I am looking for.

The ad is for a metal liner dryer stand and I think that it may have been manufactured in New Jersey (or somewhere out east).  I am looking for a web address and/or a phone number so that I may contact the company.

I sent an email to the ACA and I have not heard back from them.  (I am hoping that they haven't had time to reply to my request yet and that I will hear from them.) 

I would really like to purchase another one rather than make one.

Thanks!!!!    :)

General Discussion / Re: Liner Dryer
« on: April 02, 2008, 12:09:32 PM »
Hi PLJ.  Thanks for the info on how to make one.

The ad was in InMotion magazine.  ...It is a metal stand.  I love it and I would like to have another one.


General Discussion / Liner Dryer
« on: April 01, 2008, 08:23:26 PM »
I purchased a liner dryer from an ad that I saw in an ACA magazine last year.  I love it and I would like to purchase another but I don't have the invoice or any old ACA magazines. 

If anyone has any ACA magazines from last year, I would greatly appreciate it if someone would find the ad and provide me with a website address or a phone number.  Thank you in advance.   :)

I've also seen a single 2 handled crutch for single amputees where you lean on it with both arms and step with the one good leg, but I can't find a link. If anyone is familiar with it, perhaps they can post it.

Recreation and Entertainment / Re: hobbies
« on: March 19, 2008, 11:55:31 AM »
Hi PLJ.  What an interesting hobby!   I love the ship.    :)

I make stained glass (copper foil) and I also do counted cross stitch. 

I also volunteer a lot of my time at an area animal shelter.  I am currently serving a term on the board of directors.  I do whatever I can to help the shelter  (attend meetings, fundraising, assist the general public, clean kennels and cages, socialize animals, walk the dogs, take animals to adoption events, etc.) 

Marilyn, congrats on starting to cross stitch.  ...6 projects since January... wow!  I've been lazy and have only completed 2.

Oneblueleg... I also enjoy your hobby.   ;)

Let us know what you think / Re: up loading pictures to site
« on: March 14, 2008, 12:16:09 AM »

Thanks for replying to my post.  I realize that you are trying to make it easier for us to post pics from our pc's.   :)

In case that doesn't work, I posted how to do it from sites such as Photobucket.

Sites such as Photobucket automatically reduce the size of the photo(s) for IMG postings if you select the "clickable thumbnail for message boards" option.  As a result, the person posting the picture doesn't have to worry about the size of the file because it is automatically reduced. 

Not to be redundant but... as Oneblueleg posted, it is not a direct link to our own pc's if we use sites such as Photobucket and thus we are not as likely to get viruses on the forum or our own pc's.    ;)

Let us know what you think / Re: up loading pictures to site
« on: March 13, 2008, 05:04:30 PM »
Hi PLJ and Herb,

This is how I uploaded photos to this site. 

I logged into this site and started to create a message.  I opened a second browser window and went to photobucket.  I checked the boxes for the photos that I wanted to post here.  (I had previously uploaded pictures to Photobucket.)  At the bottom of the photos I clicked on "generate HTML and IMG code."  It will create the code required for posting.  There will be several choices to pick from.  I use the code for "IMG clickable thumbnails for message boards - recommended."  Then all you have to do is either cut and paste or copy the appropriate code by highlighting it and right clicking on it.  Re-open your first browser and in the text box of the message that you are creating on this forum, right click and select either copy or paste.  Your code should be added.  You will be able to see the pics if you choose to preview your message first.

I hope this post wasn't too hard to follow.

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