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About jjg

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    Currently in Amherst, MA for school. Sometimes go back to Worcester, MA to see friends and family

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  1. jjg

    Cutting down pin system liners

    i was born missing my left leg below the knee, I turn 22 may 21
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    Cutting down pin system liners

    my liners are cut 6 inches above the kneecap. when i sit down it becomes very painful. At first i thought the back of my prosthesis was cutting into the back of me knee everytime i bent, but it seems as if the liner itself is pulling my skin apart. Its becoming quite a hassle. It looks and feels like someone is taking a pair of scissors and cutting my leg right behind the knee everytime i take a step of go threw the bending motion. Sitting down for long periods of times, like watching a movie or being in a car or something, hurts a lot. And if i do a lot of activity in one day, when i take my liner off i have little cuts around the knee. It looks as if one were to take a razor and make clean cuts on my leg. does anyone else have this problem? i'm tempted to cut the liner down more, but im not sure if theres a limit to how far down i should go. if anyone has any good solutions, please post or email me.
  3. jjg

    What is your hobbie?

    lets see.. I do Americn jiujitsu and i started lifting a lil while ago i like to eat a lot! i should be fat but im not, at least not yet, it will catch up to me soon though:) i like watching movies too cant think of anything else right now
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    this is cool

    not sure if anyone has heard of this guy or if this has been posted before just watch:) Ronald Mann TruStep
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    im gonna be a senior this fall at the university of MA - amherst. I lived on campus for two years and didnt have any problems iwth dorms or getting around or anything. feel free to IM me if you have any questions:)
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    any filipno amputees here?

    sorry, im korean..
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    When I was in high school about five years ago i dislocated my knee playing soccer with my friends. Since then it has beeen dislocating pretty badly, i havent been able to run or do anything for about five years now. I lost count of how many times its come out. My doctor insisted it should be fine, but gave me a referral to see a knee specialist because i kept complaining. I had surgery two summers ago, but it didnt seem to help any. They were originally going to do soft tissue reconstruction, which i was told was a common procedure, however when the cut me open the found i had broken my knee cap so badley that they had to remove part of it. (They couldnt tell that it was broken from the xrays i guess, im not gonna get into that. my doctor still insists it should be fine.) I have recently seen a different doctor, (my insurance changes when i turn 21 next month:( i wont get into details about that right now either), and I am going for my first MRI tomorrow. I dunt have any good advice for you, but i have an idea of how frusterating it can be. I wish you the best of luck!
  8. jjg

    desperately seeking.......

    I saw an asian girl in worcester MA at the greendale mall last christmas. it seemed like she was missing her leg above the knee as i watched her walk down the stairs. She seemed about my age. I tried to go say hi, but by the time i made it down the stairs she was long gone. I had never really put much thought into trying to meet other amuptees until then. I kinda started lookin at forums like this one to see if i could by chance find her. she was cute:) also, has anyone ever hear dof camp ecko? i was really young when i went so i dunt remember much, but it was a camp in new hampshire, i believe, that was meant for children with disabilities. We got to do a lot of water activities and stuff, not sure if anyone here had heard of it.
  9. jjg

    Where Are You From?

    I'm from Worcester, Massachussets in the US right now i am attending the University of MA - Amherst
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    I'm a bk amputee. I wear a lockin liner, and when it gets warm out it gets soooo itchy it drives me crazy. I was wondering if anyone else has this problem, and what can be done to stop this?
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    hello I was born missing my left leg below the knee. I am currently a student at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. I will be turning 21 in may. I think it would be kind of cool to be able to meet some other amputees around my age. Anyone in the area?