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General Discussion / Re: New guy says "hi".
« on: March 30, 2013, 11:42:01 AM »
That's exactly the one I told my prothesis I wanted.
They should have the new socket ready next week then he's gonna have the Plie rep fit the knee.
I'm excited about it

General Discussion / Re: on to the funny stuff
« on: March 26, 2013, 09:59:23 AM »
Not related at all, but I thought it was funny:
I was talking to my brother last nite,and said that he had a cat named Herpes!

I said Herpes, WTF??

He said "Yea, I named it herpes, cause it keeps coming back!!!!"

I laughed till I cried!!!

General Discussion / Re: on to the funny stuff
« on: March 25, 2013, 05:43:56 PM »
Just a quick one:
I finally got to visit with my grand kids last summer.
So they finally got to see g-pa with no leg.
It was a little rough for em at first, but they soon got comfortable with it.
I have been communicating with them via Sprint FACE TIME
My youngest g-dau wants me to come visit them this summer in San Antonio to go swimming in their pool

She wants to see if pirates can swim!!!!

General Discussion / Re: things are looking up
« on: March 24, 2013, 11:06:31 PM »
When I first got out of rehab, I was pretty much confined to a wheelchair.
But, that didn't stop me from going to Walmart.
I got a lot of looks and stares, especially from little kids.

One day, while pushing myself up and own the isles, with shorts on and the bandages on my short leg sticking out, a little boy (with his mom) was staring at me.

I turned my chair in his direction. looked him in the eyes. and shaked my stump at him.

He freaked out and hid behind his mother screaming for dear life.
I think he's been scared for life.

My work was done and I moved on

General Discussion / Re: Hello
« on: March 22, 2013, 09:25:16 AM »
What Chuck said

General Discussion / Re: things are looking up
« on: March 22, 2013, 09:23:36 AM »
Hey Chuck and Danny
I had no intention of making this a pity party for me.
I was just saying that I stil get the pain, it is electric, it does shoot down my missing leg, it does make my whole body jerk uncontrollably, it does last for a couple hours at a time, mostly at bed time.

But, it's only been 10 months since the accident.
I'm geting a new Piie with carbon fiber socket
I hope to be walking as normal as possible soon.
the pain sucks, but the thought of a new leg is exciting.
And the thought of getting a new scoot is exciting.

So, Danny, tell me something funny.


General Discussion / Re: things are looking up
« on: March 21, 2013, 03:28:43 PM »
You folks are tough. I guess we all are! I had an accident almost seven years ago coming down from a roof. I still do that type of work and have had several mishaps since. I'll start a new post in the next day or two about some of my comical mishaps since becoming an amputee. I'm sure we've all had many! Sometimes it's good just to have a laugh or two.

I think being an amputee has made us tougher than the normal prson.
We got more adversities to deal with, that 'normal' people take for granted.

Yea, we oughta start a "Guess what happened to me on the way to the Forum" thread

But, yesterday, I wore my leg all day. Went to the Dr to have my stump measured for a new socket, put the leg back on, back to work, and last nite it hurt like crazy.
Talk about phantom pain.
My left foot (that I don't have) had a lightening bolt pain that lasted 4 or 5 seconds that had me on the floor holding my stump till it went away.Not funny, but it seems to be a recurring thing.

Yea, if ya can't laugh at yourself, what can ya do

Look forward to your stories

God Speed


General Discussion / Re: things are looking up
« on: March 21, 2013, 09:52:30 AM »
Y'all got Mitre saw stories, I got one too
When I was around 14, I was in my dads workshop cutting a 2X4.
I didn't se the nail in it.
The nail hit the saw blade, threw the piece of the 2x4 back, my hand was on that piece of wood, and my finger went thru the saw blade, lengthwise.
The Dr saved my finger, but it was cut to the bone from the fingernail to the knuckle.
I was lucky-that time
Guess my luck finally ran out

And, we got a great bunch of folks here.
I pray for every one of ya, and I know we'll all get better, in time
For those that have been dealing with it for a long time, Thank You for your advice on how to cope with it


General Discussion / Re: ASLEEP {AGAIN}
« on: March 20, 2013, 11:45:04 PM »
Thanx Steve
It's a start anyway

General Discussion / Re: ASLEEP {AGAIN}
« on: March 20, 2013, 11:42:40 PM »

Dave, that is a cool bike...once U get UR leg, I can just see U out tooling around.  Did I hear U say U were Columbus.....I live afew miles from Athens, Oh.  There used to be a lady from around Cincinniti on here, but haven't heard from her lately.

Have a nice day.   :)

Yes mamm
Columbus I am
Maybe I can take a little road trip this spring/summer
Would like to meet ya

General Discussion / Re: Hello
« on: March 19, 2013, 01:03:58 PM »
Just gave the Plie 2.0 back and now have to wait to get the C-legs.

This is my brief experience on the legs in comparison with the Total Knees.

My posture has/had changed totally whilst I was on them, I was no longer sticking my arse out and leaning forward. Instead I had to straighten my posture which made walking on the legs easier and efficient; as a result I had a natural gait (no where near perfect as I had developed a bad walking habit over 12 years so it will take time) and it got rid of my back pain.

The legs were able to keep up with my speed, surprisingly well though I did get the odd jerk in one of the legs.
They are silent and flow smoothly.
Charging is easy as you just remove the batteries and charge them separately.

Downside is that you can't walk backwards and you can not tell how much battery power you have left.

Are you switching to the c-leg as a test to see which you like best, or you've given up on the Plie?
I watched a guy walk backwards on a Plie, when I was at the hosp last week.
And the battery, the rep ssaid 3 days, I thought it was 1 day.
I guess it's just a matter of charging the spare overnitge and replacing fresh each morning.
Either way, I pray you get the one that works best for you

I'll keep the posture thing in mind. I get the back pain also.
My PT coach saud to tuck my butt in and stand up, and it did make a difference.
My issue is with a solefully poor fitting socket, which I hope to get replaced soon.

God speed

And let us know which you prefer, C-leg or Plie
And, I would have thought you'd give the Plie back AFTER they got the new C-leg.
But, what the hell do I know, I'm the new guy here.

Just re-read your story
Sorry-my bad

General Discussion / Re: ASLEEP {AGAIN}
« on: March 18, 2013, 11:27:36 PM »
Another angle

General Discussion / Re: ASLEEP {AGAIN}
« on: March 18, 2013, 11:13:09 PM »
this is a pic from their site

General Discussion / Re: things are looking up
« on: March 17, 2013, 07:09:27 PM »
Good luck with the recovery and the PT
I so well remember pushing that darn walker down the hallway.

I also wear mine 16 hours a day, but pay for it the next couple days.

Here's hoping you get back to 'normal'again soon


General Discussion / Re: ASLEEP {AGAIN}
« on: March 17, 2013, 07:05:59 PM »
Ann: Yea, I've got a small bump at the very end on my stump.
No liner.
After an hour or so, my stump slides down and rests on that dern bump/bone spur. Hurts like heck.Hopefully this new socket ill rectify that problem

Steve, Yea, I've had a few of those nights when I lived in Ipswitch.
New to the pub thing and dart thing. But I adapted quickly.
Hope you shake all them darn bugs off and get back to living life.
And, maybe a few less pints at the pub might help.
(I quit drinking years ago)

Chuck: Yea, great timing.
At this point, I wanna make the best of what I can get done.
Ins is no problem as i'm going thru the VA.
Then again, the VA may be  a worse battle than Ins.

again, I totally admit my newness to this amputee thing (10 months ago) so I'm still learning.

One thing tho, when I was laying in that bed, shortly after the accident, I promised myself I'd be riding again, ina  yer.
We;;, I just ordered me a scooter trike.
I ain't got the $$ for  a goldwing, but this scooter trike will help me get back to riding again, and a little more freedom, if only the weather would break and spring would get here.

Again, all my love to all of you.
May God bless you and help you get thru this little bump in the road.


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