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*NIKI LEA*

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About *NIKI LEA*

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  • Birthday 02/06/1983

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    Newcastle /Australia
  • Interests
    Running a muck!<br>Swimming,<br>Work in hospitality,<br>NOT KEEPING STILL!

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    Amputee
  • Amputation Type:
    RBK
  • Amputation Date:
    06/06/02
  • Amputation Cause:
    SERIOUS MOTER VEHICAL ACCIDENT
  1. *NIKI LEA*

    Flip Flops

    :D HI JULES.. NY NAME IS NIKI AND I LIVE IN AUSTRALIA... I USE VELCRO FOR MY THONGS (FLIP FLOPS) i GET A HEAVY DUTY VELCRO ON A ROLL WITH A STICKY BACKING (THROUGH MY FATHERS BUSINESS) AND I JUST CUT IT TO SIZE, PLACING IT ON MY PROSTHETIC HEEL AND ON THE HEEL REGION OF MY SHOE... :D IT WORKS GREAT FOR ME, BUT... WHEN I WEAR MY SILICON COSMETIC COVER I CANT GET THE VELCRO TO STICK TO THE SILICON!! :o OH WELL... YOU GET THAT... LUV NIKI...
  2. *NIKI LEA*

    THE RENEGADE SHOCK FOOT!!!

    :D HELLO AGAIN.... As you probably know my biggest issue is cosmetic!! Unfortunantly the Renegade is not the best foot for the cosmetic look, but if you want to do everything that you used to and more, its the foot for you!! At the moment i dont have any type of cosmetic covering on the Renegade, mainly because we are comming into summer and it is easier to manage doing water sports without one.... ( the renegade is made with carbon fibre ,it looks pretty cool!!!) B) I eventually want a sexy cosmetic leg too, but at the moment the Renegade is doing everything i want it to, so im happy with that ( cosmetic isnt as big of an issue as it was to me before) Any type of amputee can use the Renegade, i watched a promo clip with a bi lat below knee amputee snow skiing... I was amazed how much he skiied with ease. (i suppose it would be up to the amputee how well the Renegade would suit...) I will Send some pictures soon of me and my Renegade!!! love NIKI B) ps:i think this would be a great foot for Matt to try out (vickis son) :D
  3. :D :D :D HELLO TO ALL... Its Niki.. 20yrs old, BRK 6/6/02... In the past couple of weeks i have managed to be one of the lucky ones in Australia to trial one of the new products from FREEDOM INNOVATIONS in the US... It is called the Renegade Shock Foot, and its brilliant!!! The Renegade allows you to use the one prostheies for pretty much everything! From walking to jogging to running, skiing, watersports, and many other high activity sports.. No hassle! With the Renegade i have been going on daily 2hr walks through the local bush area, this consists of many different slopped hills, loose ground and other obsticals. I find myself running most of the way because of the hassle free change from walk to run.The renegade takes on the challenges i give it without effort or a stumble... (after i walk i run, then i jump) I find i have been using my trampolene more often. I can jump with even weight on my legs instead of using my good foot for the bounce.The Renegade is is so powerful but natural i can manage at the moment most of my old tricks on the trampolene. Also i am able to join in on spontainious activities that often occour in my lifestyle, such as touch football, cricket,soccer and so on. Also i find that i walk alot more natural, and with alot more body movement, without effort. (then i wakeboard and swim) Summer is comming up and because i live on the water, water sports is a biggy for me, so i have yet to try the Renegade out wakeboarding, water skiing ect. I have no doubts in the Renegade for it has already taken on every challenge i have given it so far. ( I cant wait till summer) The Renegade has been a great improvement for me, being young and extreemly active. I recomend it to anyone that is finding it hard to keep active or looking for one foot that does everything!! The Renegade is not only an upgrade to your prostheies, but most importantly to your lifestyle!!! Of course talk to your prostheisiest to see if you suit. To check out the Renegade Shock Foot and other products go to http://www.freedom-innovations.com love niki... Thanks shahr and Richard... :D
  4. *NIKI LEA*

    HI from NIKI!

    :D HI TO EVERYONE! :lol: IVE BEEN A BIT SLACK AND HAVNT WRITTEN IN AGES, BUT I HAVE BEEN ON CHECKING OUT WHATS GOING ON HERE AND THERE ON THE SITE! :D FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO I HAVNT MET, IM NIKI, 20YRS OLD, BRK 6/6/02 MOTOR VEHICAL ACCIDENT. :o :) LATLEY I HAVE BEEN INQUIRING ABOUT STARTING UP MY OWN CLOTHING BUSINESS! THIS IS MAINLY BECAUSE I USED TO WORK IN THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY AND IM NOT ABLE TO WORK THE LONG SHIFTS THAT I USED TO. BUT ONCE I GET BACK ON TRACK, I WILL GET BACK INTO HOSPITALITY IN SMALLER HOURS! (I LOVE IT TOO MUCH TO GIVE IT UP FOREVER!) ALSO I AM ON A MISSION TO SAVE UP THE MONEY THAT I WILL NEED TO BUY MYSELF A "HEATHER MILLS LEG" (AS I CALL IT). I CANT WAIT FOR THE DAY THAT HAPPENS! (BANN UGLY LEGS!) IF THERE IS ANYONE THAT WOULD LIKE TO CHATT ABOUT ANY TYPE OF THING, IM PRETTY COOL TO CHATT TO! B) FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH MY MUM (VICKI WILLIAMS). I MUST SAY HI TO YOU ALL! AND NOW I AM MORE AVALIABLE ON THIS SITE SO THERE WILL BE A FEW OF YOU THAT I WILL BE ABLE TO CHATT TO NOW. ;) THANKS JOHNNY V FOR HELPING OUT WITH MY AVATAR PROBLEM! I THOUGHT IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN TO BIG BUT CAUSE IM BLOND I COULDNT WORK OUT HOW TO FIX IT! :D WELL YOU WILL HEAR FROM ME AGAIN SOON, AND DONT FORGET TO DROP ME A LINE IF YOU FEEL THE NEED... :D LUV NIKI PS: I SHOULD BE ON YAHOO MESS NOW...
  5. *NIKI LEA*

    Heather

    :D HEY ITS ME AGAIN!!! SORRY I WAS OUT OF TOUCH FOR A WHILE, BUT PLEASE DONT FORGET ABOUT MY POLL!!!
  6. *NIKI LEA*

    I just wanted to say hello

    :o Hey my name is Niki... I am a BRK 20yrs old since June 2002... You may have heard from my mother already, but i thought i would drop a line and say hi... :P It sounds like we have very much the same attitude and goals! :D Its great to hear that someone else out there feels the same way about being a 20yr old amputee... :D We will have to organise to have a chat over this site some time!!! :lol: Hope to hear soon... LUV NIKI....
  7. *NIKI LEA*

    New Amputee

    :D hey kristina... My name is Niki, i am a 20yrs and BRK scince June 2002. i was in a serious MVA which nearly took my life, so that also helped me along a bit.. You have to think of it as a minor set back because you still have the rest of your life to live..(just in a different kind of way)... Just be patient with the process of getting your prosthies'. It is very hard but it will pay off.. :P I know that you can have your bad days, but so does everyone in our type of situation. :( Keep positive and keen and you will find it gets easier as time goes on... :D Any type of questions PLEASE ask. I would love to help... Luv Niki...
  8. *NIKI LEA*

    HI EVERYBODY!

    :D hey agnes, Yes, it is a wise decision not to spend your money on such an expensive peice of componantry first. That has been my biggest hold up... But it is wise. You must get the feel of standard componantry, so you know what you will need when it comes to spending big dollars. Also your stump has to shrink enough to a point where it should stay around the same size. I am after the silicone sock with sqew on the end,that locks you into your prostheises,(not sure what it is called). But the doc wont let me spend my money on such a dear peice that my stump will get to small for (my stump is still shrinking after 10 months) I am on my 2nd leg, with 3rd socket fitting,So for my next leg i will probably be able to spend my money on what i want... :lol: It is a good idea to wait, so YOU can understand how different componantry works, which will lead you to getting youself the perfect prostheises, that suits YOU the best.. :D good luck
  9. *NIKI LEA*

    Phantom Pains

    :D Im glad that you have found this site, and im sure it will benefit both you and and your aunt in many ways.. keep up the positive attitudes and your aunt will excell! Keep in touch... luv Niki... Australia
  10. *NIKI LEA*

    Hello

    :D hello earthlink, :D im glad i could be of some help.. thanks for writting back... There are still a few things i need to get around dress wise. :P But all in good time.... luv niki
  11. *NIKI LEA*

    ANGEL SOCKS!

    :D yes the manufacturer is "Comfort products.inc They are an exellent sock! I should have added that to my post... Whoops They are worth a try!
  12. *NIKI LEA*

    DONT GET DOWN

    :D HI ITS NIKI, IVE BEEN READING THE POSTS IN THESE TOPICS, AND IT IS GOOD TO SEE THAT YOU ALL HAVE A HIGHER LEVEL OF POSITIVITY IN THE ANSWERS BACK TO OTHERS! BUT..... IF THERE IS ANYONE OUT THERE WHO CANT GET OUT OF THAT HOLE, YOU HAVE TO THINK OF IT AS ONE OF THOSE TASKS THAT LIFE THROWS AROUND AT US SOMETIMES. MAYBE WE HAVE ALREADY COMPLETED ALL THE EASY ONES???? ITS NOT THE END, ITS ONLY THE BEGGINING... TRY TALKING TO SOMEONE NEUTRAL (COUNCILER) ********************************************** I AM 20yrs, AND A BRK DUE TO A SERIOUS MVA JUNE 2002. I ATTANDED 12 HOUR SURGERY AFTER BEING TRAPPED IN THE CAR FOR 3 HOURS, I LOST ALL OF MY BLOOD AND MY FAMILY WAS TOLD I WASNT GOING TO LIVE. I THINK OF MY SITUATION AS A SECOND CHANCE/START AT LIFE! I FEEL VERY LUCKY! I HAVE DEALT THAT WELL AND EXCEEDED THAT MUCH THAT I HAVE LEFT MY DOCS,PHYSIO AND PROSTHEIESTS SCRATCHING THEIR HEADS. GEE, IVE EVEN SUPPRISED MYSELF! REMEMBER IT CAN BE SH*TY AT TIMES, BUT IT COULD BE WORSE.. :D KEEP PUSHING AND YOU WILL EXCEED IN LIFE ITSELF!
  13. *NIKI LEA*

    Cocoa Beach surfer still rides the waves

    :D ITS GREAT TO HEAR SO MANY SUCCESS STORIES! THEY JUST GIVE ME ALL THE MORE REASON TO KEEP PUSHING MY SLIGHTLY ALTERED LIFE DREAMS! I TOO HOPE TO MAKE THIS PAGE IN THE FUTURE, TO BE RECOGNIZED FOR AN ACCOMPLISHMENT! (WOULD ALSO LIKE TO GET INTO A BIT OF SURFING NEXT SUMMER!) :lol: KEEP IT UP EVERYONE! :P HOPE TO BE HERE SOON.... :D
  14. *NIKI LEA*

    ANGEL SOCKS!

    :D HEY, HOW ARE YOU ALL? ITS NIKI,BRK 20yrs,JUNE 2002 JUST WANTING TO LET OTHERS KNOW THAT YOU CAN GET RID OF THE WOOLEN SOCK! I WAS INTRODUCED TO AN NEW SOCK CALLED THE "ANGEL" SOCK. MY PROSTHEIESTS USED ME AS A TRAIL DUMBY. SOME MAY HAVE HEARD OF IT, BUT IF NOT..... THE "ANGEL SOCK IS A 3 LAYERED SOCK (about 7mm thick). IT HAS A SILICONE MIDDLE, WITH TERRY-TOWELING AS THE INSIDE LAYER AND A COTTON SOCK OUTSIDE LAYER. THE SILICONE IS DOUBLED ON THE BACK SIDE, WHICH ALLOWS IT TO BE MUCH MORE CUSHY (SOFT) ON YOUR STUMP. B) THEY ARE A VERY COMFORTABLE SOCK,TEND NOT TO RUB OR IRRATATE. THEY MAY BE WORTH A TRY FOR YOU? :D ASK ABOUT THEM I PAY ABOUT $80 AUST PER SOCK. I HIGHLY RECOMEND! FROM NIKI
  15. *NIKI LEA*

    Knee Bending

    :D HEY AGNES, ;) DONT YOU EVER THINK THAT YOU WILL HAVE TO GIVE UP CYCLING! YOUR ONLY JUST GETTING STARTED TO PROGRESSING, AND BY THE SOUNDS OF IT YOU GOING VERY WELL! :D :lol: KEEP IT UP!!! YOU NEVER NO, YOU COULD BE ONE OF THE NEXT WORLD CHAMPS!!! LUV NIKI
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