Monday, Sep. 28 - 06:55 AM
How long have you been an amputee?
How did you become disabled?
Infection, gangrene & treatment failure
What type(s) of prosthesis do you use?
2x1C30 & Carbon Sockets
Number of Children
Some extra baggage
White / Caucasian
Thursday, May 31, 2012, 1:49 AM
Lately our Less thanfour community website became one big advertisment board for commercials for hats, snlkkers, sunglasses, handbacks and more.
There is no supervision by the site owners as to what is posted so the only conclusion I can reach is that they have decided to cash it in and make money on the site by commercializing it what ashame.
I suugest that we all move ourself the the website "Empowering Amputee" which is supervised and is not permitted to go down hill as this site.
Friday, March 23, 2012, 3:47 PM
A happy 3rd anniversary to me - Today March 23rd, 2009 my right foot finally was removed BK after long 12 years of continoues pain suffering. Looking back it was the best decision I ever made, I am only regret it has not taken place earlier
Friday, February 17, 2012, 11:39 PM
The day finally arrived, after almost a year of being unable to drive, to day I was handed the keys for my white rented Chevy Cruse.
The car is equipped with hand controls (pictures will be followed) and I drove only a short distance from where I am voluntering to my home and what a GREAT FEELING, I am free at last prision days are over.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 1:03 PM
The pictures I just loaded are the consequences' of performing with my late SUV a tree "AMPUTATION" and "KISSING" an electric pole
Wednesday, November 24, 2010, 4:32 AM
To my overseas friends
My best wishes to you & your families and friends for a happy & wonderful Thanksgivings Holiday and pls do not go crazy (it can wait) in your xmas shopping the day after.
Seasons Greeting from
Chanan aka Onelegged
Wednesday, May 12, 2010, 4:38 PM
Over the last several weeks we are watching one of the groups member using the site as his own business advertisment web site.
It is my belief that the founders of the site have not intended that the site will be abused in such away.
I would lke to hear other's member thoughts as well as of the founders.
Thursday, January 14, 2010, 11:06 AM
Hello to you all
Almost a year have went by since I became a RBK amputee, during that time I have endured pains due to nerve damage, gangrene in my small right feet finger, its amputation, skin graft which wasn't successful and finally my decision to amputate bellow the knee.
The next phase of my returning to normal life was to be transferred to rehabilitation. As usual our "dear friend" Murphy has to intervene and caused me to do a stupid thing and "climb" a stair with one leg, resulting in tearing the amputation scar and the stitches. This stupidity has resulted in additional 5 weeks of rehabilitation in which my physician Dr. Nickoli has worked on the wound to save me from amputation through the knee, my angels above apparently have assisted him and my knee was saved.
On June 3rd, 2009 (my daughter's 18 birthday), I received my first prostheses consisting of SACH foot, pylon and a socket with which I started learning walking first with a walker followed by crutches which became my walking buddy for a very long time even periodically today/
O June 25th, 2009 I was released from rehabilitation for rest and recuperation in my home. This has lasted until July 5th, 2009 when I returned back to work on a full time base. July 6th, was a special day I was given a surprise 60th birthday by my customer and even the company's president flow specially from Boston to Israel to celebrate with me, what a guy, followed by double celebration by family and friends of my recovery and birthday.
On July 14th, 2009 I received my Jeep NISSAN Pathfinder and I started driving using my left leg with an assisted device (my "right" leg adopted very quick to the new status).
In August 2009 I received my second socket to my prostheses and this time I have upgraded it with a 1C30 foot and a 9mm Ohio Willow Wood Liner, walking is difficult and I am being assisted walking with crutches, is I continue working a full time position and I wear the prostheses about 18 hours a day and on times I find my self falling a sleep with it.
This month started very well a new socket was molded for me using carbon fibers using a different measuring technique, utilizing the full weight bearing method which is putting some of the body weight at the sockets bottom thus causing the socket to be some what shorter. I received it on January 8th, and so far It fill marvels no pain, being held steady to the point I AM WALKING UNASSISTED WITH NO CRUTCHES AT HOME AND CONSIDERING STARTING WALKING OUTSIDE ALSO UNASSITED.
I also surfacing eBay searching for liners and foot at bargain prices, so far I purchased an Ossur Dermo liner 6mm.
The new year is indeed looking good for me and I hope it will be for you my fellow 4thanless friends.
Monday, September 28, 2009, 7:05 AM
Hi you all
Six months has passed since my amputation of my right leg below the knee, eight (8) days after the amputation I was transferred to a rehabilitation center were I spent three (3) months, 5 weeks of which were useless due to my stupidity as result of opening the surgery wound because I have attempted to "climb" a stair with one leg.
Dr. Nickoly not given up on me literally has saved my stump from being amputated further through the knee.
At the end of that dreadful period I was measured for my prostheses, the measurement took no longer than fifteen minutes and the results were accordingly, the fitting of the prostheses was totally unacceptable.
After two months (2) I was measured again for a new prostheses this time the measurement was carried out professionally and the prostheses consisting of socket (fitting like a glove), titanium pylon, shuttle lock and Otto Bock 1C30-TRIAS foot.
The outcome is so good that as of July 5th I am back at work (full time) and I am back driving obviously with my left foot on my new 4x4 car Nissan Pathfinder. A picture of me next to it is enclosed.
I am indeed glad of my decision to amputate my leg, it worked out well resulting in life with no more pain and successful rehabilitation walking with no aids only with a slight limb.
The only difficulty I am currently experiencing is climbing and going down sloped terrains – any hints and/or suggestion how to cope with them?.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009, 10:34 AM
The skin graft in right foot was partially rejected and the leg is currently not looking good. The pain is unbearable even though I am prescribed 600mg per day of Lyrica.
Walking is extremely difficult, painful and hard.
Considering all of the above a decision was reached by my physician and me to amputate the leg BK on 23-03-09.
Please pray for a safe surgery and quick recovery and rehabilitation.
Saturday, February 28, 2009, 2:33 PM
Hi you all
Exactly today, a month went by since I was hospitalized due to gangrene in my V finger and in part of my right foot base. All of this has resulted from a botched treatment by a supposed professional on a callus which subsequently became infected. I was rushed to the operating theater for amputation of the affected area. The operation lasted about an hour and than I was transferred to the orthopedic ward for a few days.
Currently I am in the plastic ward waiting for the healing of the area. Being an unbalanced diabetic doesn't help the situation.
Mean time I was required to under go a second operation due to the fear that the gangrene has spread to the other toes as well, luckily it was not the case and the surgeons use the opportunity to clean the surfaces of the wound.
At present I am waiting for a skin transplant (another surgery) which if goes well will end my escapade in about three more weeks and I am back to normal life.
My spirit is high and I have accepted my "new me", wish me luck and if you desire I can post pictures before and after – they do look unpleasant to say the least.
To all of you, be strong and hold your heads up.