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General Discussion / I'm Baaaaack
« on: March 24, 2014, 06:05:17 PM »
Did you miss me?

General Discussion / Re: Who is my "doctor"?
« on: January 27, 2012, 01:41:41 PM »
I start with my family doctor. Then One Square headed Specialist after another.Examine their credentials. Things like DO. or DMD mean Didn't
doctor. Surgeons like to cut. Md will trust more in drugs

General Discussion / PinHi
« on: January 27, 2012, 01:27:19 PM »
I must say thank you for your gracious attempt at Polynesian.

General Discussion / Herb
« on: January 27, 2012, 01:16:52 PM »
I must say thank you for your gracious attempt at Polynesian.

General Discussion / Re: A angry leg
« on: January 27, 2012, 01:10:43 PM »
 Yes we are in the same boat only some of us can lean on the helm while some are stuck sculling like a slave from one of those Charlton Heston kine. The best advice I can offer is to stay away from Alpha. Nothing can take the place of a good fit

General Discussion / Re: Check In, ( Part 2)
« on: January 05, 2012, 09:39:21 PM »
I have lost 3 fingers on the left hand and half an index finger from the right. This time I decided to retire completely. So I paid off my creditors, collected from my debtors and did what most people do. I bought a Motorhome with the intentions of driving all over the world. It was early spring then and we went up the mountain (in Pa.) to see the baby bears. I had gone inside And was undressing to take a shower when I noticed this awful odor. I looked at the dog and he shrugged his shoulders and said, "Wuzznt Me". He's never lied to me so I continued and realized the foul odor was coming from my leg.

   We came down from the mountain and I went straight to the hospital. What followed was 3 surgeries 2 "Proceedures", A heart attach, from the blood disorder and Stroke also another blessing from the blood disorder. I was back and forth to the hospital many times. So to catch you all up may I start by saying HELLO Aloha Howzit With big big hugs to all my Cyber Ohana. I love you and miss you all so very much. Remember to say these things to one and other because you never know when the angel comes for you.

     I am sorry to say that my daughters young life will soon be over. She is in Hospice care. I thought my prayers to trade my life for hers were answered when so many problems befell me but no. Gods answer was no. It's casual you know. God is still God. The Christmas table was one child short as a viviting Nun gave us grace. Had the Stroke not reduced me to a babaling idiot, I would have sceamed out loud. But no, I thank God for all my blessings.

   Oh and I do use Speak and spell but I thought it would be more better to type and use just one finger than to give in to yet another amputation so please forgive me if i miss a corection. Having a stroke is a whole new adventure I know things I had long ago forgotten and forget things I should know very well. More blessings.

   I am unable to wear my leg do to further amputations. I spend all of my time in constant prayer but I would like to keep in touch with you all. May God bless and keep you all

Malama Pono e' komo mai,

General Discussion / Re: Check In,
« on: March 18, 2011, 05:53:43 PM »
REmember that St. Patricks day is there to remind all good men of consionce to write a nasty e-m,ail to english telling them to get out of Ireland. Losing a few fingers is really a pain. It was 4easier to give up a leg . Pardonn the spelling.

Thus far myu dauighters cancer is completely gone. Thank you for asking. I still pray for her and your Mrs. No I haven't forgotten. There are worse things to lose some pin tine that to be our riding. Just remember what I told you about high speed turns

General Discussion / Check In,
« on: March 15, 2011, 11:36:29 AM »
I am Joe A. I am alive and well. Recent surgery has cost me some fingers due to the diabetes. Please take a moment to log in and tell us you are well lest we fear the worst.

General Discussion / Re: "Older and Around"
« on: April 18, 2010, 09:53:19 AM »
Whatever it is, it's back. With a fury of course. I will have to have the middle finger removed on Thursday as an outpatient. This will leave me with a thumb and a pinky. This way I can still scratch my ear or my butt.

Did you talk to our friend?

General Discussion / Re: funny suggestions please
« on: March 26, 2010, 02:44:06 PM »
Good Luck jason. I almost have a face-book page but haven't had time to play with it. The surgeon will come in before the operation and sign which leg he's doing so don't worry.

General Discussion / Re: Getting a socket done RIGHT
« on: March 26, 2010, 02:40:18 PM »
Segways are fun and in the price range of a good scooter but you have to stand on them. Preferably with two feet. Mobility stuff is making me lazy.

General Discussion / Re: Internet buzzing w claim of 'Regrow limbs'
« on: March 23, 2010, 06:36:48 PM »
Remember not long ago the big thing was osseointegration? No socket needed. Who wouldn't want one

General Discussion / Re: Getting a socket done RIGHT
« on: March 23, 2010, 06:34:18 PM »
 Remember that all practitioners want the best for you (Except for J.G.McGuiness of Norristown, Pa.) who is just a crook.)  I suggest staying with your guy. There are many things that can help. There are 2 kinds of patients. Some you'll never see again while others are back every 2 weeks. Get more involved. Don't settle for a painful socket.

As for myself, I have been in the same quandary I was happy with my practitioner but he was a long was to go for adjustments. I am considering using Dick Stevens guy as they have a number of closer offices.

I was once asked by a CPO what my expectations were. I replied, "i'm hoping you can get me in the ballpark then I'll pack it with felt and PE-Lite until i make it work."
After these many years of cost and pain I have come to rely more on scooters and chairs. Harbor Freight offers an Aluminum slide in tray to carry a scooter or electric wheelchair. It is tax deductible.

General Discussion / Re: "Older and Around"
« on: March 23, 2010, 02:19:29 PM »
"older and Around" is a line from a Kristofferson song from long ago called, "the Pilgrim" It has haunted me all my life.

I did have a birthday but I was in surgery at the time. No one noticed until a week or so later. I was also in the hospital when the blizzard hit. Hospital employees were ferried to and from work by the fire company. From my bed, I looked out the window and thought the curtains were closed. It was pure white. I was kept an extra day until the roads were passible

I try to get up now every day instead of wasting away in bed. I don't get far but theres no place to go if I did. I have to be careful about spending. The income just isn't there like it was. Maybe things will pick up in the spring.

General Discussion / "Older and Around"
« on: March 22, 2010, 03:17:27 PM »
Yesterday I left the house for an outing that wasn't health related. Whatever it was that was ravaging my health has stopped, leaving me with my left thumb, middle finger and pinkie. Every possible application of antibiotics was used. For Whatever reason it came, it also left. It could be diabetic complications or some strange VooDoo curse I picked up in Bora Bora. I'll never know. Regardless, I want to thank you for your help and opinions.

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