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Aw, little poppet!

She looks like she's got the spirit to get through this....and teach loads of people life-lessons while she goes along.

Thanks for sharing this special story.

Wow, he is walking so well!!

The last power knee was VERY heavy and the battery life was around 3 hours.  Wonder if that's changed.....

Still sounds very loud, like RoboCop, but eish....what a blessing to be walking like that again!

I'm not even going to ask about price.....the last power knee was close to SAR1,000.000 which is so completely out of reach that I would probably see a piglet fly before I saw someone here walking with a knee like that.

Thanks for the link.

General Discussion / Re: update on getting my new legs
« on: April 15, 2009, 03:55:04 AM »
Damn, never rains but it pours, eh?

General Discussion / Re: Can anyone clue me in?
« on: April 14, 2009, 06:28:35 AM »
Hi Genki

Sometimes in warmer weather, if I wear my leg for extended periods, my stump definitely shrinks and I bottom out, even though I have a very well fitting socket.

Next day, socket fits fine again.

Did you feel yourself touching the bottom of your socket that day (even a tiny bit?)

General Discussion / Re: update on getting my new legs
« on: April 14, 2009, 06:24:31 AM »
Thinking of you PLJ, what a rotten thing to happen!!


General Discussion / Re: Kids say amazing things.
« on: April 01, 2009, 02:43:10 PM »
Kids say the darndest things.  Sometimes I wish the parents wouldn't get in the way!

I remember belonging to a church right around the time I lost my leg.....Oscar Pistorius was a member (OK, his mom was....Sheila).

Anyway - this kid was just frightening!  He broke his wooden legs almost every single week.  He was a nightmare at 6 years old. Looking back, it's such a blessing that ADT (or whatever they choose to call it) wasn't a common diagnosis for active kids, otherwise they would probably have sedated him properly, and he would never had become the STAR he is today!

Back to the amazing things that kids best was (poke, prod, examine....) "is there blood in it?"

Another one was "Ally, show my friend your leg" - we were in public, I am an AK, and I was wearing jeans!  LOL......I should have....

Eish - kids....gotta love them!

My History / Re: Intro....
« on: April 01, 2009, 02:27:24 PM »
Hi Ally - sounds like you are doing really well as an amputee. I went to your site and saw the pics of you sky diving. My 2 mid 20's daughters have both skydived in tanden like you did. I would like to try it, but I would only do it solo. Have you tried that yet? Did you land on your prosthetic leg? I have heard of fears of hip fractures from a hard landing on one's prosthetic leg. It looks like beautiful country in South Africa. Do you get your prosthetic work done locally? Herb

I have threatened my CP with DEATH if he moves away from me, so yes, I have everything done locally.

Skydiving...........if you do tandem, they take you up to 10,000 feet.  If you do solo, then it's only 3,500 feet and the 'chute opens automatically.  Really, do tandem with a good person.  Shoo...........we did wheelies, backflips......oh my, like I said on my site "too much fun for people like us"!

And NO NO NO NO - no leg!  The tandem person lands you very gracefully (emphasis on YOU - shame, he stressed badly LMFHO).  Truely.

Unlike paragliding.  Eish no.  I got dragged halfway across Africa on landing.  Not fun!   :D  Oh, but never again.

Next is BUNGEE - and the highest one (I believe) is here in Knysna!  Yay me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


General Discussion / Re: Good leg versus bad leg.
« on: April 01, 2009, 02:19:08 PM »
I have a real leg and an expensive one.  Everyone knows when they stand on the "wrong" one.  Eish - they all say "sorry, we know it's expensive".

 :D :D :D

My History / Re: Intro....
« on: April 01, 2009, 11:53:58 AM »
 :)  Thanks everyone!

General Discussion / Re: Harley's anyone?
« on: March 31, 2009, 09:22:43 AM »
Ooooooooh I would KILL for a Harley trike!!!!  But so very expensive it will always be just a pipe dream.

Send pics!!!!

My History / Re: Intro....
« on: March 31, 2009, 07:08:58 AM »
Thanks everyone....and yes Steve....that would be me  :)

Health and Fitness / Re: Phantom Pain Research Project
« on: March 30, 2009, 10:05:23 AM »
The bit that says "you do not have to live in Oregon to participate" was apparantly added in by someone other than those conducting the study.

You do, in fact, have to live there (or get yourself there) as they require at least one face-to-face interview.

Interesting though.  I've never tried the mirror therapy thing.....have heard it does work for some....


Let us know what you think / Eish - my blonde moment of the year.....
« on: March 30, 2009, 10:02:18 AM »
This is Michael's forum!!!!! 

Lawdy lawd....

I lost that bookmark eons ago when my PC did a backflip!


I like it....I like it a lot!


My History / Intro....
« on: March 30, 2009, 09:33:34 AM »
Hello forum - I'm new here, though I would say HI, and tell you a bit about me....

I am Ally, RAK from South Africa, trauma amp, 1995.

Doing well thanks to my stunning patient CP, currently using Flex Foot or Runway, MAS socket with Iceross liner, 3R60 knee.  Loving it.

I recognise quite a few "faces" here....

Anyway, that's me - thanks for letting me join you.


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