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    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...
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    Heather

    ;) Hi, Its Me Again, Niki... :P Ive Been Thinking To Myself Latley That It Would Be Nice To Read A More Personal Note From Heather Every Now And Again... Not On Any Type Of Regular Basis, But A Small Note Any Time She Felt The Need Would Be Greatly Appreciated... :D It would Be Nice To Hear Some Of Her Own Opinions On Her Website... No Pressure Heather.... What Do You Think???
  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
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    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
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    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...
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    ANYONE LISTENING?

    :D HI, I BECAME A BRK JUNE 2002 AT THE AGE OF 19. MY BIGGEST PROBLEM IS FINDING OUT INFORMATION ON: COSMETIC COVERS (female) WATER LEGS, (is there anything cosmetic?) SPORT LEGS (that can be used for every day tricky tasks EG, jumping on a trampolene, or breaking into a run for a short period of time, without going to a total sports leg?) FOOT COMPONANTRY (that is adjustable for a females taste of heeled shoes) gee i dont ask for much do i? ANYWAY IT WOULD BE GREAT IF ANYONE COULD SUPPLY ME WITH ANY OF THIS INFORMATION. :D NIKI :D PS: I DO UNDERSTAND HOW MOST COMPONANTRY WORKS, AND REALISE THE RESTRICTIONS ON THEM.... BUT THERE HAS TO BE SOMETHING OUT THERE!
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    Heather

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

    Hi to everyone! My name is Niki, im 20 and a BRK June 2002, IM so keen to chat to anyone, especially if you are around my age. :o Anyway my biggest problem is trying to get info on cosmetic covers. Also i am constantly told that there is really no such thing as a water proof leg? I wont be told that! So if anyone has any info on the best type of water leg, it would be great to hear from you! :D I feel as though Australia is behind in the leg industry at the moment? Also Heels on shoes are a big problem, are there any types of foot componantry that i am able to change the angle on myself? :D :D In the end id really love to make a leg that can wear heels in the morning, go jogging at lunch time and maybe a swim in the afternoon, without even changing it. Am i geting a bit carried away? ha ha ;) Anyone with outragous ideas like mine, i love to hear back. Well im open to chat to anyone about absoulutly anything on legs, or helping out new amputees!Ask me anything...Everyone around me here does. Love to hear from anyone, Luv NIKI
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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!
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    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
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    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
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    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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    New to amputee forum

    :D HEY, HAVNT HEARD FROM YOU IN A WHILE CAROL. WHERE ARE YOU? HOW ARE YOU? :lol: I ONLY ASK CAUSE WE ARE VERY SIMILAR... IM BRK DUE TO A CAR ACCIDENT JUNE2002. AND JUST TURNNED 20. :( WAITING TO HEAR FROM CAROL.. :D LUV NIKI
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    Phantom Pains

    WELCOME MELISSA A... I AM A BRK AGE 20,DUE TO A SERIOUS MVA WHICH CAUSED ME TO BE TRAPPED BY THE LEGS FOR SEVERAL HOURS JUNE 2002.. I AM VERY ACTIVE WORK IN HOSPITALITY AND HAD A SMALL INTEREST IN MODLING (due to my early years of dance,acting,modling,tap). NOW IM EVEN MORE DETERMINE TO ACCOMPLISH A SMALL CAREE IN MODLING! :( PHANTOM PAINS DISTURB ME TOO. I TAKE AMITRYPTALINE. ASK YOUR DOC ABOUT IT? IT REALLY TENDS TO HELP ME! :D LUV NIKI
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    Phantom Pains

    :o HI SAIR.. WELCOME TO YOU AND YOUR AUNT... :lol: MY NAME IS NIKI, IM 20YR OLD BRK SINCE JUNE2002... I WAS IN A MOTOR VEHICAL ACCIDENT AND WAS TRAPPED BY THE LEGS 4 SEVERAL HOURS, SO THEREFORE I CAN EXPERIENCE NOT VERY NICE PHONTOM PAINS... ;) I AM TAKING A PERSCRIBED TABLET CALLED AMITRYPTALINE. IT HELPS KNOCK OUT THE PART OF YOUR BRAIN THAT THINKS YOU ARE STILL CONNECTED TO YOUR LEG. PHANTOM PAINS TO ME ARE THE LAST FEELINGS MY LEG HAD BEFORE AMPUTATED... ANYWAY THEY WORK LIKE A CHARM FOR ME.. MAYBE YOU COULD ASK YOUR AUNTS DOC ABOUT IT? LUV NIKI
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    Hello Johnny V

    :D HEY, JUST JUMPED ON THE DORSET ORTHO WEB PAGE.. IT LOOKS GREAT, AND I REALLY THINK IT MAY HELP ME ON MY WAY! :lol: I SENT AN EMAIL, AND IM HOPING FOR A REPLY WITH ENOUGH INFO TO GET ME STARTED... B) YEAH! I MIGHT HAVE A NEW GOOD LOOKING LEG SOON!!!! :D THANKS NIKI
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    Hello Johnny V

    Dear Johnny V, ;) It vickis daughter Niki, I would luv to start chatting to you over the net,cause mum says your pretty cool. :D I am on my 3rd leg and at the moment i can do pretty much everthing the same as i used to, jumpping on the tramp, letting off fireworks with the boys, partying and best of all im back behind the bar at work! Oh and DANCING how could i forget!!! :D :lol: Also i managed to get up water skiing (not 4 very long) over Christmas (didnt use prosthiest), and hoping to get to the snow this year to snow ski! I keep running into small difficulties especially with cosmetic and water sports legs. Is there any info out there avaliable? That is my biggest frustration at the moment!
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    Knee Bending

    :o HEY AGNES... ITS NIKI BRK I BROKE BOTH OF MY FEMURS IN MY ACCIDENT! I DIDNT NOTICE TOO MUCH PAIN, BECAUSE I WAS IN HOSPITAL FOR THE FIRST 3 MONTHS (DRUGS). MY DOC USED TO COME INTO MY ROOM EVERYDAY TO SEE HOW FAR I COULD BEND MY KNEE (HAD MAJOR DAMAGE IN MY RIGHT KNEE) AND HE CONSTANTLY SAID THAT HE WANTED A 90 DEGREE ANGLE! I COULD HARDLEY BEND IT AT ALL AT FIRST, THEN SLOWLY I MANAGED TO GET A 90 DEGREE ANGLE, JUST LIKE THE DOC WANTED! I THINK 90 IS AS FAR AS IT WILL GO.. ;) YOU HAVE DONE WELL BY THE SOUNDS OF IT, CANT DO ANY BETTER! :lol: LUV NIKI
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    HI EVERYBODY!

    :D HEY IRIS... :D A WEEK BEFORE MY ACCIENT, I PUT A PAIR OF HEELED BOOTS ON LAY-BUY.. ;) I STILL PURCHACED THEM.. AND EVER SINCE I JUST WANT TO WEAR THEM! :o LIFE CAN BE SOOOOOO IRONIC AT TIMES! THANKS... CANT WAIT TO TRY HEELS! LUV NIKI
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