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NANN

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  • Birthday 06/07/1935

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    Amputee
  • Amputation Type:
    AKA
  • Amputation Date:
    FEBRUARY 28, 2005
  • Amputation Cause:
    FX.FEMUR-6 FAILED SURGERIES.ELE.AMP
  1. THANKS FOR ADDING MY NAME CHERI... I FINALLY FIGURED OUT WHAT I WAS DOING WRONG TO GET IN HERE.... SEE Y'ALL IN JUNE...NANN
  2. FRI. MY 51YO DAUGHTER WAS DIAGNOSED WITH STAGE 3 LUNG CANCER...SMOKED FOR 35 YEARS....SHE SAID SHE WONT STOP...HER FATHER DIED OF LUNG CANCER AT THE AGE OF 59....MY SON AND 3 OTHER DAUGHTERS SMOKE....DON'T KNOW IF THEY WILL STOP... PRAY TO GOD THEY DO...
  3. NANN

    A disabled-friendly house

    JUST BOUGHT A NEW HOME AND FIRST THING I DID WAS MAKE ALL DOORS 36" WIDE... BUILT A RAMP TO GET IN AND OUT OE HOUSE ... NOW I CAN DO ANYTHING AND EVERY THING BY MYSELF... :) :)
  4. NANN

    need info

    SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT UR SURGERY... MINE WAS PLANNED ALSO... MY FIRST STOP WAS FINDING A PROTHETIST... THE PERSON WHO WILL BE MAKING UR NEW LEG AND FOOT... U CAN ASK UR SURGEON... U CAN ALSO GET SOME INFO FROM THE ACA.....AMPUTATION COALITION OF AMERICA..... stipton@amputee-coalition.org THIS IS SUSAN LIPTON'S EMAIL ADDRESS OR U CAN CALL HER AND SHE WILL SEND U LOTS OF INFO....PHONE # 1-888-AMP-KNOW....... GOOD LUCK TO U....NANN
  5. NANN

    Baby Steps

    ;) MY LIFE B4 MY AMPUTATION WAS NICU... PEDS... MY BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT AFTER WAS... I'M NEVER GOING TO BE ABLE TO WORK/CARRY INFANTS AGAIN...
  6. GEEZ ALLY... THANKS FOR THINKING ABOUT THE NEW AKA... HAD MINE 2-28-05... GOT MY LEG 4-28-05...I LEFT IT ALL UP TO THE CP.. AND HE HELPED EDUCATE ME... I JUST KNEW NOTHING ABOUT NOT WHAT KIND OF QUESTIONS TO ASK...ONE THING HE DID SAY WHEN HE CAME TO THE HOSPITAL WAS'' I HAVE TO GET VERY UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL" I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT HE MEANT TILL I WHEN TO BE MEASURED FOR THE SOCKET....AND FINDING MY ISHIUM...BOY.....I HAVE HAD 2 SOCKETS (JUST GOT MY 2ND FRI..... THE MOST DIFFICULT THING I HAVE INCOUNTERED IS FINDING AN AMPUTEE TRAINED PHYSICAL THERAPIST....WENT TO THE ACA CONFERENCE IN DALLAS THIS MONTH AND SPENT A WHOLE DAY IN THE BOB GAILEY MOBILITY CLINIC AND DISCOVERED NONE OF MY PT'S HAVE TAUGHT ME THE BASICS OF WALKING AS AN AMPUTEE.... WHILE I WAS THERE ALSO DISCOVERED THAT SOME NICELY DRESSED AKA'S HAD ZIPPERS SEWN IN THEIR SEAMS OF THEIR PANTS TO EASE DRESSING AND LOOK NICE... ONE THING I HAVE NOTICED... I DON'T HAVE A LEFT FOOT TO HELP TAKE MY RIGHT SHOE OFF :o THANKS FOR YOUR HELP... KEEP POSTING TO HELP US NEW AKAS.....
  7. NANN

    Everyones story

    SPENT THE DAY READING YOUR STORIES....REALLY EYE OPENERS, INSPIRING, SAD AND SOME FUNNY THE WAY U DISCRIBE THEM...WELL, FOR MY STORY...I WAS A PEDI NURSE ... WORKING WITH INFANTS AT THEIR HOME... LOVING EVERY MINUTE... ON SAT. JUNE 19, 1999 AFTER TAKING A SHOWER AND HURRING TO GET TO THE HOSPITAL, I SLIPPED ON THE BATHROOM FLOOR AND BROKE MY FEMUR... TO THE HOSPITAL FOR SURGERY... AN ORIF (OPEN REDUCTION WITH INTERNAL FIXATION) WAS DONE....4 MONTHS LATER WITHOUT WEIGHT BEARING ON MY LEG, THE PLATE BROKE... SO ANOTHER ORIF....10 MONTHS LATER WITH NO IMPROVEMENT .. I WENT TO ANOTHER DOC...WHO SAID HE WOULD EXPECT TO SEE THAT KIND OF HEALING ON A 4 MO. POST OP, BUT NOT ON A 10 OP FRACTURE... ANOTHER SURGERY THIS TIME WITH A ROD INTO MY FEMUR... 4 MOS LATER THE PAIN BROUGHT ME BACK TO DOC AGAIN... NOW THE ROD IS LOOSE... HE WANTS TO DO ANOTHER SURGERY... WELL, I WENT ON THE INTERNET FOR THE BEST ORTHO HOSPITAL IN THE COUNTRY... MAYO CLINIC WAS IT... SO I MADE AN APPT.. SOONEST I COULD GET IN WAS DEC...HAD MAYO DOC REDO ROD WITH LARGER ONE... FOR SOME REASON ??? THE NURSE PUT MY LEG INTO A CPM MACHINE..THEY USE THAT WITH KNEE REPLACEMENTS.... WELL 3 DAYS POST OP THERE WAS A LARGE POP AND PAIN IN MY TIBIAL AREA FROM THE MACHINE... THEY X-RAYED AND SAID EVERYTHING WAS OK... SO I FLEW HOME... WENT BACK TO MAYO IN JAN..WITH THE PAIN IN THE TIBIAL STIIL THE MOST PAINFUL PART...WITH X-RAY DOC SAID STILL OK...GOT HOME AND START AGRESSIVE PT.. SO I TRIED THAT FOR A MONTH WITH THE PAIN BEING REALLY BAD....IN JUNE I WENT TO EUREKA SPRINGS AND IS A RETIRED NAVAL ORTHO DOC... SHE X-RAYED MY TIBIA AND SAID IT WAS BROKEN.. SO SHE DID AM OPEN REDUCTION ON IT WITH A CAST FOR 6 WEEKS... I CALLED THE DOC AT MAYO AND TOLD HIM AND HE SAID.."OH YEAH, THAT CAN HAPPEN WITH THE CPM MACHINE" UNDER MY BREATH I SAID U SOB,,,WHEN THE CAST CAME OFF SHE SAID THE ROD LOOKED LOOSE AGAIN AND SHE WANTED ME TO GO SEE HER OLD NAVAL BUDDY IN LITTLE ROCK... SO I DID.. HE SCHED. ME FOR ANOTHER SURGERY... HAD THAT IN FEB..2004... PO I HAD VERY LITTLE PAIN AFTER AND NO PAIN FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 3 YEARS... EVERY THING WENT FINE TIL DEC. 2004 WHEN THE PAIN STARTED AGAIN.. WENT TO LITTLE ROCK FOR X-RAY... HE SAID THINGS LOOKED OK...BUT I KNEW IT FELT LIKE B4.... SO WE STUCK IT OUT TILL AUG.. WENT BACK AND HE SAID IT WAS LOOSE AGAIN... SCHED ANOTHER SURGERY FOR OCT... BUT I CHICKENED OUT SO DEC. 22 WENT BACK FOR PRE-OP EXAM... AND DOC CAME IN WITH X-RAYS AND SAID THE SURGERY HE HAD PLANNED TO DO JAN 2, 2005 COULDN'T BE DONE BECAUSE TOO MUCH BONE WAS GONE...SO HE WOULD HAVE TO TALK TO BIOMED IN CHICAGO TO MAKE ONE THAT WOULD BOLT TO MY HIP,,,, I WENT HOME AND THOUGHT OVER THE HOILDAYS.. NO GUARENTEES IN MEDICINE.. THEY WERE GOING TO INVOLVE ANOTHER JOINT AND 3 RODS HADN'T WORKED AND NO EXPLAINATION AS TO WHY...SO WHY WOULD THIS ONE WORK.....SO NEW YEARS EVE, WITH FIRE WORKS GOING OFF IN MY FRONT YARD.. I DECIDED TO HAVE AN AMPUTATION...... FEB.28, 2005 I HAD MY LEFT AKA.. APR. 28, 2005 I GOT MY C-LEG... 23 WEEKS AFTER SURGERY, I WALKED WITH A CANE 1/4 MILE.... FOR EVERYTHING THERE IS A REASON...I FEEL NOW WITH MY NURSING BACKGROUND AND MY NATURE... IT WAS SO I WILL BE ABLE TO HELP OTHER AMPUTEES.... ;) ;) :D I AM IN CONTROL OF WHAT I WANT TO ACCOMPLISH... ONLY I CAN CREATE A BETTER ME.... :)
  8. :rolleyes I THINK IT IS A GREAT IDEA,, MY HOME IS IN TEXAS AND IF SOMEONE WAS JUST TRAVELING AND NEED A PLACE TO STAY.. WELL MY HOME IS HANDICAPPED ACC... WOULD MIND PUTTING THEM UP FOR FOR A FEW, BUT DON'T LIKE THE IDEA OF LIABILITY.....JUST KEEP ME IN MIND WHEN YOU COME UP WITH A PLAN..
  9. YES, I WILL BE THERE. HAVE ROOM AND TICKET.....I AM GOING CUZ I NEED TO MEET SOME AKA'S... THIS HAS BEEN A VERY DIFFICULT TRANSITION FOR ME....I HAVE WRITTEN MOST OF THE SUPPORT GROUPS IN TEXAS AND HAVE NOT RECIEVED AN ANSWER BACK SO I FEEL THIS IS THE BEST WAY TO MEET PEOPLE... SEE Y'ALL THERE....NANN BTW... HOW WILL I KNOW WHICH TABLE IS YOURS...
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