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  1. Sorry,,,,Sorry,,, How wonderful her movements were, it was hard to tell which leg was artificial You guys are tough :lol: :lol: :lol: Um .......errrrrrrrrr ........ :lol: :lol:
  2. Hi Everyone: One of my few messages, but I do read everything! Just one question, and I really hope I don't offend anyone, but has anyone wondered why Heather has not replied to this "large" discussion about her wonderful performance on "Dancing With The Stars"? I'd love to hear how she feels about this "incredible response" about her amazing feet on the show? I really hope I'm not hurting or offending anyone. But I have never seen a response from Heather on this site, hopefully I have just missed it? Heather, what do you think about how we all feel about you?
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    2007 ACA Conference

    Hi Ed; Lynne here! who did you apply to for your membership? I'm wondering if I could do the same as I have my Dad's Vet Card? Thanks, Lynne Thanks for the tip. I was informed that I was the first Canadian to ask about this. I recieved my membership this past week. So now I suppose it is time for everyone to indicate if they are in fact attending this year.. We need to set up a list the same as last year and make some similar arrangements for meeting etc......................... Looks like JohnnyV you're on............ ED
  4. Is it too late for me to go? It's taken this long for me to find out if I have the funds or not Lynne Calgary, PS: Is Ed going Is there a meeting place? Thanks, Guys
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    Prevention of Phantom Pain

    Hi Gil: I work in the Operating Room, and have seen that most new amputee patients have less "Phantom" pains if the recover with the ENDOBUTTON. This enables the patient to administer the "pain killer" by themselves at whatever time they need. Lynne Canada
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    2007 ACA Conference

    Hi Cheryl: It would make it possible for me to attend if I could share the accommodation, but I smoke!!!! I'm starting acupuncture next Wednesday, so I might (very hopefully) be a non smoker by then. What do you think? Lynne Canada
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    Return?

    Hi: I have the same problem and have always tried to "hide" it. You've helped me, Thanks, Lynne Canada
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    WHAT DO YOU DRIVE?

    Hi I drive an amazing 4 x4 "canary yellow, Dakota. (I love going 4 x 4'ing) and; A 1971 Cougar Rag Top, which I will be "putting into a show" in June Lynne
  9. Hello Tom; The only thing I can say is 'DITTO" L Sometimes, great minds think alike. I read what K. had to say, and the word that came to my mind was EXACTLY - then I scrolled down and saw that Tom was thinking the same thing. :lol: She's willing to try and do her own thing. I have no more reason to be against that, than a two legged person wanting to fly to the moon. I guess that the only point that I try to make is for some not to hold this up as something that amputees, MUST strive for. If I had two legs, I still would not want to take the time, energy and extreme effort to perfect the proper dance steps - or to learn the proper techniques to climb a mountain, not to mention the endless hours it takes to train and get into condition for. If this is other peoples thing - then I say "go for it". I just don't want to overlook the everyday folk, who just want to take a walk with their kids, or go grocery shopping - or as I've said before, "climb a curb". For some people this is scary as all get out - and takes extreme bravery on their part. Now, with all of that said, I intend to sit back and enjoy the show, and root for my home team - meaning, one or our own out there, not being afraid to seek her own goals. (That is - watch it when I can. It is not part of our normal schedule.) It is my understanding that this lady has spent much of her time wandering the halls of hospitals, watching the wounded and new amputees, just trying to walk - or some semblance of, and offering encouragement. If what I've read is true, then she deserves a few minutes of my time watching her do her thing.
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    2007 ACA Conference

    Hi Cheryl Thanks so much for making me feel better. I'm going in to work tomorrow to talk to my Manager to see if I can get the time off, it falls on my work week, just my luck LOL Is everybody meeting somewhere? Can't wait to meet you! Lynne
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    2007 ACA Conference

    How do I get the registration form for the 2007 Conference? Lynne
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    2007 ACA Conference

    Hi Everyone; I'm really going to try and get to the conference this year. I'm hoping I catch a flight with Ed? I'm just waiting to hear from Ed. That doesn't mean I won't be going though. Is there going to be a meeting place? Lynne Calgary
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    2007 ACA Conference

    Hi Everyone; Stranger here Lynne Canada, I can't find the info on the ACA conference this year, I'd love to go. I'd love to meet up with Ed if he is flying. but I know it must be right in front of me but I can't find it!!!!! help Lynne Calgary
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    2007 ACA Conference

    Ed Lynne here, Calgary, could i get that? Thanks Thanks for the tip. I was informed that I was the first Canadian to ask about this. I recieved my membership this past week. So now I suppose it is time for everyone to indicate if they are in fact attending this year.. We need to set up a list the same as last year and make some similar arrangements for meeting etc......................... Looks like JohnnyV you're on............ ED
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    2007 ACA Conference

    I would so love to go to this conference this year. I'm "kidda hoping" Ed will fly in and I can jump on the plane with him. Is there anybody leaving to the ACA from Calgary, Alberta, Canada Lynne I'm a little scared going on my own, unless your all meeting in one place?
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    2007 ACA Conference

    Hi Ed: Are you going this year? I'd really like to go. Will you be flying alone? would you mind company? Lynne Thanks for the tip. I was informed that I was the first Canadian to ask about this. I recieved my membership this past week. So now I suppose it is time for everyone to indicate if they are in fact attending this year.. We need to set up a list the same as last year and make some similar arrangements for meeting etc......................... Looks like JohnnyV you're on............ ED
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    Happiest time of the year for me

    Hello Ali: I don't often write anymore on this site but I always read it. For the first time in my life I walked in shorts on the edge of the beach, meaning along in the water! We took a trip to Mexico and had the most amazing time. I took Scuba diving, they taught me in the pool, so I had to take my leg off, poolside, where there were a lot of people. I done a Canopy tour, that is when you repel from tree to tree. You name it we done it and it was the first time in my life I didn't give a damn about my leg. I didn't have the cosmetic cover on it and the freedom I felt was amazing. And I found that people look up to you! the people that talked to me thought I was very brave LOL, I've spent my life trying to hide it. I wish I had felt that way a few years ago. Try it Ali, yes people stare, but they think you are very brave, so be proud that you not sitting in a wheelchair at home and missing life. I hope I didn't come on too strong, but this has been the best time in my life, in just two weeks!!! I am never going to hide it again. I'm not going to wear pants that make me too hot in the Summer again, I'M WEARING SHORTS!! Believe me this is BIG for me Sincerely, Lynne Canada
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    Water activity & prosthetics

    Hi I just sent "Dr. Phil" a message about "him not taking into affect", all the people he has "helped" to exercise thru all these wonderful "machines" that he has used, but an amputee could not use, especially above knee amputee's.!!!!! So I asked him to do a "show" on us amputee's because I have never read or seen any programme he has done for "disabled people? It would be great if "everyone"???? on this site would also send an emal?????? What do you think? For me I'm sick of "signing up" for a programme at the local gym and they don't know what to do with me after I have paid my "money????? Please, email me, I'd love to hear how you feel. Sincerely, Lynne' Scotland.
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    Happy Birthday Cat!

    Hi Cat: So very sorry this is a " BELATED BIRTHDAY". I hope your special day was perfect, and knowing a little of you over this forum, I'LL BET YOU HAD A GREAT DAY. I think of you often Cat, I'm not on this site much lately, back to work, Christmas, wow what shi....ty lame excuses, so I'll take all of that back. It does not take 1 minute to answer to anyone, so I apologize very much. And I know Ed would love to meet you Cat! Your a very special person Cat, I don't believe I've ever told you that, but I do read EVERYTHING you write, obviously I don't reply much, but you are usually a very special person in my heart. Not too many days go bye without me thinking of you. I could go on Cat, but I'm getting "emotional" just writing this, so I will sign off with lots of love..... Canadian Lynne
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    I was very lucky

    Well here it is everyone!!!!! I met Ed, and yes, he is as incredible as I thought, actually he was more than I expected. What a fabulous man! very easy to talk to, I saw his legs and he saw my leg. He had on his little legs LOL as he called them. He came to meet me at my Mother in Law's house, which I thought was great. I was expecting to go to meet him, but no, he's way too independant for that LOL. He drank tea or coffee, and I drank wine (Ed had to drive home), too bad I would of loved to have had more time with him. He had a previous engagement. Actually my Mother in law's brother was with us also, I really wished I'd had him to myself. My Mother in law thought he was the bravest person she had ever met, and her brother, Ken, already knew him (through the media). The next night I was out to dinner with a bunch of family and friends (on hubby's side) and everybody knew "ED" I guess the media had a field day with his story. So he is VERY admired by everybody that I met. They all had read the "story". Ken, (mothers brother) said he felt very proud to of met him, he felt honoured. He said afterwards that he just kept looking at him not believing he was meeting the "guy" that had gone through that accident and lived!!!! I thought he was someone I'd really like to keep in touch with. I would be honoured to be his friend. I felt he is very "black & white" with no grey matter! Does that make any sense to you guys? We talked about the infamous "Douglas Bader", Ed was lucky enough to have met him. He also told me a story about one of his passions at the time he met him, Photography. Fabulouse story, but I will let Ed tell you that story, I feel if he wants to discuss it he will. I'm writing this and I'm trying too hard to get everything in, to the point that I have "blanked", but I would be interested in his thoughts of our meeting. I had my mother in law take a picture of us, so I am about to try and post it. I had to send it to Ed because I was having so much trouble trying to fit it in. So here goes guys, I hope it works.
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    I was very lucky

    Hi Guys: I have to say that I am REALLY shocked that hardly anybody had anything to add to this "amazing meeting". I thought you would all be really "hyped". Ed I hope this has not disappointed you! As far as it goes with me, I still feel very privalged to meet you. I did think a "lot" of people would have a lot of questions but alas none! Lynne
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    I was very lucky

    What did shock me was the fact that Ed's wife was in the vehicle at the time of the accident, I can't even imagine what she went through. Also Ed, I had Ken drive me to the spot of the accident, the only thing I can say is "the goosebumps" were incredible. I would be impossible for me to explain how and what I was thinking at that time. Do you like the picture Ed?Love, Lynne
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    The Long Thread

    MOST definately " MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET Thanks so much!
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    The Long Thread

    Hi Cat: Please forgive me but what is a "SYMES AMPUTATION"? Lynne
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    The Long Thread

    Hi Cat: How did they manage to re-align your ankle? I would love nothing better than to wear a heal! Any info would be greatly appreciated? Thanks so much for your picture Lynne
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