Well, my stump still isn't cooperating. After talking to my rehab specialist, I have to face the fact that since I fell and tore the miniscus and ACL of my amputated leg--and I had NO corrective surgery--the mechanics of the left knee cannot be corrected. For the last 2 years I have been told the problem was due to shrinkage so I was supposed to just keep adding or subtracting socks. (Another problem--how to keep them up so they don't all ride down and cramp up behind the knee and further limit knee bending. Any hints or suggestions about the socks that stay up would be greatly appreciated.) My stride has never been the same since the fall and non-fitting sockets. Anyone else with this problem? Spring is almost here and I don't want to spend it on my butt---I can go back into a wheelchair and get where I want to go but that wasn't the intent of having it amputated.
Here's to a healthier, happier, more prosperous New Year!
I had planned on being on more the end of last year but it seems like my life continued to be an effort in futility. I am determined to find someone who can help me deal with now being a one-legged, over-weight person living alone with my two great dogs ( Juniper is in renal failure and it is heartbreaking--makes me feel more useless than usual) on a below-poverty level income in my own home. I have gotten so worn down physically and emotionally fighting for in-roads for support. on top of everything else, a lady in an electric wheelchair parked herself and vehicle on top of my right foot----the REAL foot and totally crushed it---putting me back into a wheelchair and changing from a 1-legged to a NO-legged person. Wish she would have run over the prosthetic foot---parts are easier to get...LOL
I didn't have any family for the holidays so just anxious to get on with the new year. I want the positive mindset to carry me forward. Any ideas where to connect for exercise and weight-loss help when walking and jogging and jumping aren't possible?
One more quick thing...anyone else receiving messages for women wanting to be-friend me and sending me their nude photos? I am not a lesbian and don't want nude photos of anyone--especially from people I don't know. I am in the market for real friends this year!!! Hope to make some this year.