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General Discussion / Joe A.
« on: March 16, 2013, 01:29:35 AM »
I posted a while back to see if anyone had heard from Joe A. I sent him a personal e-mail a few months back.

I got a very brief e-mail back from him earlier this week. He has been recovering but it has been a lot of work and slow to come along.

I was just relieved that Joe responded.

General Discussion / Joe A
« on: December 15, 2012, 03:09:20 AM »
I sent Joe a private email the other night and no answer. I know he was having lots of health problems the last few times he checked in. Does anyone know how he's doing. Miss ya Joe.

General Discussion / Funeral for a friend
« on: September 08, 2011, 01:50:41 AM »
This forum seems to be fading away....shall we start making arrangements and has the next of kin been notified...

I typed a long update bringing my forum friends up to speed with what's been going on in my life. I tried to attach a photo to my post. The forum told me the attachment was too large, which was ok, but it also dumped all the text I had typed. When I re-typed my post, without an attachment, the forum again dumped my post as the file was too large. Pretty mickey mouse forum format in my opinion.

David in Canada. >:(

General Discussion / David in Canada
« on: February 22, 2011, 10:43:26 AM »
Wow! This forum seems to have pretty much ground to a halt! Where's Joe A. and all the others that used to post here? Just wondering...

General Discussion / Trike is finished and I'm ridin' !!!
« on: September 04, 2009, 09:54:59 AM »
Trike was completed last week and I'm having a blast with it!

General Discussion / Joe A. check this out
« on: June 09, 2009, 11:46:49 AM »
Joe, check out Trinity Trikes out of Hudson, Florida. Times have changed with trikes and how they handle when done right.

Mine's a 2006 Harley Davidson 1200 cc., 6800 km's on it, Sportster XL and Sportsters are not generally considered a good choice for a trike but this guy at Trinity seems to have it down pat... good low speed handling and tracks true at highway speeds as well.

You might be interested in the story of the company's founders with your engineering background. Cheers. David in Canada.

General Discussion / Harley's anyone?
« on: March 26, 2009, 06:43:28 PM »
I bought a 2006 Harley Davidson 1200cc Sportster on Saturday! I'm having it modified to a trike and it will have a shift kit on the left handle bar and a braking set up so I don't have to use my right foot to apply the rear brake. I'm stoked and looking forward to riding. Golf clubs in a carrier on the back and I can travel to all the amputee tournaments in the US. Bike has only 6040 kms on it and I bought a second Sportster, 883 cc, 1998 model for my girlfriend as well. It has 15,000 kms on it and is a beauty as well. Head out on the highway....

General Discussion / David in Canada, my wife passed away
« on: October 06, 2008, 11:49:03 PM »
My wife Carole passed away Sunday night. I was with her at home and she went softly with no pain.

I would like to thank everyone who offered prayers and support for us in this difficult time.


Health and Fitness / My wife's not doing well
« on: September 10, 2008, 12:28:38 AM »
David in Canada here.

Some of you may recall my wife Carole has appendix based goblet cell carcinoid and had major surgery in Nov./05. Since the surgery, she had two rounds of Chemo and was enjoying a good quality of life. We travelled to Scotland where I competed in the Scotish Amputee Open golf tournament, and we had another wonderful trip to Cozumel, Mexico.

Recently, although it had never left, the Cancer came back with a vengence. She had a surgical procedure to sample and cauterize a 1 inch carcinoid tumor in her bladder and has partially obstructed in her small bowel again. Saturday she had surgery to repair her bowel obstruction, but the carcinoid has crusted around the area of obstruction and surgical repair is not possible. No solid food for over 20 days and we're hoping she can keep down fluids. Nourishment was being delivered through a PICC line, but that has been discontinued.

The palliative care nurse team will be involved with Carole's care at home when she's discharged from hospital later this week, and I have been administering meds and will continue to do so at home.

I resigned from my job at Mazda last week, and took compassionate leave to care for my wife.

I may have given you more information than needed in this forum, but I do so to solicit prayers and good thoughts for my wife. My heart is breaking.

David in Canada.

General Discussion / new legs
« on: April 15, 2008, 12:06:40 AM »
I took home my new prosthesis last week. They are temporary to walk a bit and get used to before final adjustments are made and the sockets are made final.

I opted for the College Park Venture feet with a regular pylon. What is really different for me this time is that the prosthetist cast me for custom made liners from Otto Boch.

The comfort is far better than my current day to day sockets with the Alpha liners I've used for years.

This evening I went down the 24 stairs up to our suite and on the way back up the College Park feet were amazing on the stairs. Almost felt like the foot was initiating my step up to the next stair!

Yes, who'd a thunk it. A double below knee amputee lives in an old heritage house with 24 steps up to his apartment.

Anyway, considering the feet are new and will take some getting used to, I'm excited about the whole process and feel I've made a good choice for the new feet and new prosthetist.

I'm heading down to Phoenix next week for the Phoenix Amputee Golf Tournament and then my wife and I are off to Sedona for 5 days. It will be nice to escape the great Canadian North and bask in the sun for 9 days. We're staying at the Sedona Hilton resort and Spa for the last 5 days of our trip which has a fabulous golf course on site and 3 swimming pools and Spa. We are hoping to tour over to the Grand Canyon and may take a helicopter tour right into the Canyon.

I sent Joe A. a get well card the other day. I hope everyone who has a chance can send Joe a card as he has been an inspiration and help to many of us.

Cheers and good wishes to everyone.
David in Canada. ;)

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