Well, you may have joined the site and now you're thinking 'What the heck do I do now?'
Perhaps you've already created a bit of a profile and told a bit of the story about yourself on your own weblog (BLOG) site?
You can also join and participate in GROUPS. There are like mini-sites within Less Than Four and have their own forums and photo albums amongst other things. So far the list of groups and what they are about is as below:
- Discussion The original discussion area started by Josh and currently the most active for general discussion. About the group: "Ask questions and get answers from the amputee community."
- Relationships This is the place to talk about anything that would relate to anyone who would like to help improve their relationships, or discuss how to do handle a relationship. If someone has any suggestions, recommendations, or whats a shoulder to lean on, here it is. The loss of a limb does not ever have to mean that any part of someones life ends. You can continue, and be as happy as ever, if not more! Please post your story here.
- An 1egged teenager Only 1eg friends...
- Defenders of Freedom This group is for Military members and Veterans that now find themselves as Amputees. Just to connect to others who find themselves in the same position. Hopefully to share information.
- Curious Everyone has questions or are very curious about the lifestyles of amputees. Whether it's a friend, family member or anyone that wants to know more about people living with limb loss. Here is a place where amputees can fill in the people that want to more, or give advice to new amputees.
- Less Than 1% Hemipelvectomy (or transpelvic amputation)& Hip-disarticulation are the rarest of lower extremity amputations. A complete hemipelvectomy is the amputation of half of the pelvis and the leg on that side. A hip-disarticulation is the amputation through the hip joint capsule, removing the entire lower extremity. Hemipelvectomy/Hip-Disarticulation may be required for several reasons, such as a car accident or cancer. Examples of cancers that can require HPs or HDs are sarcomas like Ewing's Sarcoma, osteosarcoma or chondrosarcoma. People who have experienced a hemipelvectomy may or may not qualify for a prosthesis. For those who do qualify, it takes 100% to 200%+ more energy to walk on their prosthetic leg than "normal" walking. "Hemis & Hips" make up less than 1% of the amputee world population! It can get lonely out there for us HPs & HDs! So come on in for a chat...
- No Limb-Its! Since I've been an Amputee, I've met and reconnected with some more than amazing amputees. This group features you and your amazing achievements. Feel free to nominate someone you feel is awesome, unbelievable or otherwise mind-boggling bada$$. I'll start below with a guy who blows my mind.
- Name that Dis Looking for someone who shares a common disability? Need to ask a question of someone with more experience than you? Advice on prosthetics? This group is set up to organize members' Disability, Cause, and time spent with disability. Hoping it helps peeps network more efficiently. Rock on Rochers, Jay
- Amputees In Hollywood Our mission is the realistic portrayal of the amputee in the media,and amputees in amputee roles in movies and on television. Secondly the authentic representation of prostheses,and the professionals who provide prosthetic services. If you have modeling or acting experience or a strong desire and commitment to becoming a model or actor please consider applying for membership in our Group. FREE Membership and listing.
- DEPARTING DEVOTEE A subujective look into the personal issues of devoteeism and understanding where to draw the line.
- HORROR FREAKS R U A FREAK FOR HORROR MOVIES? I SURE AM, AND I'D LIKE TO START A GROUP FOR PEOPLE TO GET TOGETHER AND SHARE THOSE AWEFUL STORIES OF GORE! LIKE A CERTAIN MOVIE? WANT TO SHARE WITH FRIENDS? THIS IS THE PLACE TO COME! (Note from Mike: Put your sunglasses on if you can't handle bright colours!)
- Diabetic Amputees This is a group for all the diabetic amputees and those that help them along in life. A place where we can all swap information and support to each other.
- No Pros I've found that there are many amps out there who don't wear pros. They've decided to make due with what they have. This club is devoted to them.
- Amputee Sportschair users Discussion of "sportschairs" (In 20+ years I have never owned "just a wheelchair"). I have owned hi-end chairs from: Lasher - BT Series -- Everyday Top End (Now owned by Invacare) -- Basketball Terminator, Tennis T-3/Adjustable, Racing (2) Eagle -- Basketball Hurricane, Racing (3) Kushall -- Basketball ST Quickie - Sun Medical -- Basketball GPV Shadow (now Sunrise Medical) -- 1st 3-wheel racer, 2nd design racer
- Pillars of Strength A supportive place to meet, discuss, and share anything pertaining to living with, being with, knowing or being related to a loved one faced with being or becoming an amputee. A welcoming place for family members and friends to be open about their relationships with amputees. A loving place to be honest about the trials and challenges, the love and the pain, and the strength of the ties that bind us together. An understanding place to ask questions share frustrations and express emotions. A great place to celebrate overcoming lifes challenges and to honor the triumphs no matter how big or small.
- Arm Amputee Learning from people with the similar challenges. Share your own challenges and what you have done to overcome them.
- Handicap Humor Just some place to post jokes, cartoons and other amusing amputee and wheelchair stories. Warning - Jokes and Humour are subjective, and a joke which one person finds funny, another person may find offensive. Therefore, if you are of a sensitive nature, we would ask you do not look at the jokes in this Group.
- motocycle survivors Share your survival stoires about any motorcycle accidents you have had.
- Unique peeps! Unique peeps!In this group we share laughs as will as crys.Because group believe in sharing is caring.
- Travel 4 All Site still under construction, I'm off traveling
- ! am thankful for... "Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens Brown paper packages tied up with strings These are a few of my favorite things... ... When the dog bites When the bee stings When I'm feeling sad I simply remember my favorite things And then I don't feel so bad" Jot down the people and things that you are thankful for. If and when you feel the blues creeping on, just come back and take a look at what ever you have going for you. Hopefully this cheers you up a little... If not, I'm sure the other members will be glad to entertain you by means of inspirational notes and humor. Remember to post only positive thoughts and ideas in this group. Post your doubts/complaints/issues else where!
- jooxfordjr Just an Old Military Retiree
- Amputee Shoe Exchange For amputee to exchange shoes in the group or outside the group. List places where you can purchase one shoe.