Tuesday, August 5, 2008, 2:11 AM
Looking at getting a new prosthetic and wanted something that will work for light running, jogging and fast walking.
Was wondering if any other Below the Knee Amputees have been doing these activities and what "foot and socket" they were using. Any suggestions and problems would greatly help in my decision.
Being retired Military cost is not my top concern but comfort and usability is. My other problem is my Prosthesis has never made a running leg before so this will be an experience for him also. I have a "long" residual limb and would really like to start back on an exercise program now that I am approaching my 3-year anniversary.
Appreciate any help and suggestions you can offer.
Monday, April 28, 2008, 10:20 PM
Been a while since I was able to get on line. We have been very busy around here. The tax man brought us a very special gift. A new baby. Our oldest son and his fiancé had a baby boy. Due to circumstances best left alone we had him living with us for a week and still have him occasionally.
What a joy. This makes 5 grand children from our children and a total of 12 from blending of families.
I do have a question. Have any of you experience a problem with your prosthetic causing circulation problems after gaining 5 to 10 lbs? I have been experiencing "restless leg" like symptoms all the time since gaining about 5 lbs. and am wondering if it could be caused by my socket. I saw my prosthesist today and have increased in volume by less than a quarter inch in a diameter.
Hope everyone is doing great and as happy as I am.
Type at you later,
Saturday, December 29, 2007, 12:06 AM
What a month.
My last post was right after my surgery to remove on of the screws from my femer (sp) bone. The next day I was informed that an Uncle who was six years older than me passed away in Baker, Oregon. We had a lot of family fly in and drove with my Dad and some of his siblings to the funeral. The family stayed in the area until Sunday then flew home.
We had just started getting ready for Christmas when Sunday the 16th my 52 year old healthy (we thought) wife had a heart attach. The doctors have related this to the stress she has been under between helping me and our four children and four grandchildren then the added stress of the family coming in just before Christmas. Boy have we change our priorities. She had a rare reaction to the medication they give patients for stents and almost died. Spent five days in ICCU instead of being discharged on Monday afternoon as they first thought.
We have made lemonade from the lemons God gave us and are counting our blessings. Even my uncle passing away like he did was a blessing because that is what scared my wife into calling 911 when she had her heart attach because she was home alone (I was at work) when it hit just like he had been.
Remember to thank your God every day that you are alive and those you love are alive.
Merry Christmas to all and Happy New Year
Sunday, December 2, 2007, 6:06 PM
Well I haven't posted a blog for a while, just kept up with people from your blogs.
Friday I had surgery to remove one of the screws holding the rod in my thigh bone. They used a four inch screw and it was protuding on both sides of my knee causing problems with my sockets and knee.
Of course none of my surgeries have gone as expected. They told my wife that it would be about a half hour surgery and it was a two hour surgery. The screw head stripped out and the doctor had to enlarge the incission and use pliers to remove it, causing more muscle brusing than expected so I am sorer and more sullen and still can not wear my leg. To make matters worse my uncle passed away and now I have family coming in from out of town which leaves the prep all up to my wife.
Well, life goes on. She says she will deal with getting ready for family invasion, sleeping arrangements, food prep and my care because I am still here for her to have to do it.
Just so everyone knows I am not depressed by what is going on. Just stating facts. When God gives you lemons you get to make lemonade!
Have a great day
Saturday, October 27, 2007, 3:00 PM
Just wanted to let everyone know that you will not see a difference in the numbers for up to 15 minutes. I just vote until the numbers change then stop for a while. If everyone did this maybe we could overtake our competition.
In case anyone needs the web site here it is again.
Keep voting to get rid of the ads and get IM.
Praying for our California friends,