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    Unexpected advantage! I found that I can work out in the cold wearing shorts and only get half as cold now.
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    been a few mths now and a few re adjustments in the process and 3 more visits to the limb center well here we go brace yourself gang a little while back i said my concerns to my leg man and did notes on problems on a day to day situ this was the 1st time i did notes and to be fair it worked out well between my leg man and me! brief breakdown he re shaped the top part of the socket in the groin area for me and instanly i could find it was more comfy in the groin area so i went away for another 2 weeks in that time i noticed i couldnt trust the knee in certain situations it would just give way on me and had a few falls 1 of which was pretty embarrising in front of people in a street leaving a house to my car, i left there thinging i dont get this knee why do you let me down = stupid knee in my mind i kept looking at it and played with it while i was at home and i clocked something which was diffrent it was not as positive in a lock postion then my other knee on the other leg so i noted this down and once again back to the limb center i went and told him and he went away come back re adjusted it for me and all i can say is this i now have a comfy leg when sitting down and standing up and even better i can move the best i have ever been able to since losing my leg over 10 years ago also in this time my stump has shrunk so the inside the socket has been lined with leather and at the moment i also where 2 cotton socks over the liner maybe this has helped the comfy side for me because it seems as time goes on its more and more comfy to wear the leg, once i get to the stage of 3 cotton socks i will have to have another socket made however i am now confident with the pro and cons with this socket he get the next 1 better, at least i know it wasnt me after all this time with the other legs with my weight being the man factor of comfort, all i can say if this gets better if i lose more weight in due course ie doing more i be running next year he!he! silly thing i even can go into the town center now instead of waiting in the car or parking right outside the shop also i can go to the park with the dogs and not looking for the 1st bench to sit down. I had a lovely day in Brighton and could walk from the car to the Brighton Wheel and get back without any pain or discomfort i usually dread going to places because i needed always to park so close to where ever i needed to go ie in "Meteres" now this is not the case ,for example if i needed to go to bluewater or lakeside i had to use a mobilty scooter however i am confindent this year i will smash this with no "mobilty scooter" im so looking forward of giving it ago anyway at some point this year maybe in the next 4 to 8 weeks so all in all the last month has been the best i have had being an amputee and hopefully i have lots of years left to come with new goals etc Regards From Stephen @ Captain KB i use a little "vaseline aloe fresh hydrating body gel" in the offending part of the stump b4 i go to bed and in the morning any marks or sores which are caused the previous day seems to be a less of a problem the next day,