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  1. Lark

    Radio interview

    What a well spoken person Mel is :D A very nice interview, although the interviewer seemed rather too personal in his questioning when she was there to talk about "Limbs for Life" but maybe that was just me <_< Thanks for finding this Cat, way to go Mel!
  2. Lark

    Hello again

    Jeepers Wendy, you have certainly had a tough go of it. There is a good fit in your future and you will be upwardly mobile again! ;) Vent till you can't think of another thing that is on your mind if you like, lots of good advice as well as some decent sympathetic ears here :D
  3. Our Deepest Fear Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. by Marianne Williamson from A Return To Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles *This quote is often incorrectly attributed to Nelson Mandela.
  4. Lark

    New here

    WELCOME to the forum Karen :D You can feel free to make as much noise here as you like, everyone else does :P
  5. Lark

    old and new amputee in one person

    So you will be going through it again as of a week tomorrow...at least you have an idea of what to expect. We will all be here whenever you feel like connecting :) Welcome to the forum!
  6. Lark

    :::Wild in TO :::

    Fingers crossed all goes well and you have a great time! :D
  7. Lark

    new here

    WELCOME! I wish you lots of good energy for your journey ahead :)
  8. Lark

    Flexible socket

    I found a website with a "Then and Now" section on prosthetics. It has an image of the quadrilateral socket. Amputee Resource
  9. Lark

    Happy Birthday Eddie

    Have a fabulous day full of hugs and good energy! :D
  10. Lark

    Just discovered you guys

    So glad you found us :D
  11. Lark

    Minor surgery

    Make yourself some fruitjuice popsicles Brenda, they are yummy. Anybody made you some chicken soup broth? I hope you are back to being yourself soon :)
  12. Lark

    Limb saved by dog licking

    Reminds me of a story I heard about purr-therapy. A man swore his cancer went into remission because his cat would purr on the affected area and the vibrations stimulated a healing affect. Aren't animals lovely, thanks for finding that Afet :) Purr Therapy A cat's purr has always been believed to be relaxing or stress reducing. This survey article cites several sources of the latest research into the cat's healing purr and suggests that having a purring cat around could lead to health benefits for you as well as your cat. Science has known for many years that certain vibrations can cause healing changes in the body and relieve pain. Studies have shown that exposure to sound frequencies at the 20- to 50-Hz range can increase bone density (house cats generally purr in the range of 20 to 50 Hz). Bioacoustic research--the study of frequency, pitch, loudness, and duration of animal sounds--indicates that nature has endowed all felines with a healing advantage from the simple act of purring. Cats survive conditions that normally kill other animals, such as falls from heights in excess of five stories (90% survival rate in one study), probably giving rise to the notion that cats have nine lives. Domestic cats are also less prone to postoperative complications, and skin grafts take quickly without necrotizing. Almost unheard of in cats are bone or joint-related diseases, such as hip dysplasia, arthritis, or ligament problems. Extrapolation from this research could be vital for treatment of osteoporosis, particularly in postmenopausal women and the elderly. Next time you experience a purring cat that is ill, hurt, scared, or giving birth, or your cat comforts you when your have a headache or are ill, you'll know it's taking good care of itself--and possibly you, too. Clinician's Brief
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    Updating on KAZ

    Terrific news that Karen has gone through the worst and come out fine! I hope her recovery is smooth and uneventful :D Thank you for letting us know how she is doing Marianne :)
  14. A very fine, regal woman. May we all hold our chin up as high as she always does. Thank you for posting her words, she is always a thought provoking voice!
  15. Lark

    En route

    Life is about who you become en route, because you gain tools along the way that can be taken to the next goal and the next journey. *Lilo Ljubisic
  16. You are not your problems The more you identify yourself with the problems that face you, the more difficult it will be for you to get past them. If your whole identity is wrapped up in your limitations, how can you ever be free of them? There is a part of you that exists beyond every problem, beyond every limitation. Let that part of you dominate your thoughts, your words, and your actions. Though you will certainly experience problems, don't allow those problems to define who you are. Operate from a level that is above all the problems, for it is from that perspective that you'll successfully transcend them all. If you think of yourself as a loser, that is what you'll always be. Yet when you think of yourself as a winner who is experiencing some difficult challenges, you're sure to work your way successfully past those challenges. See yourself not as a person who has problems, but as a person who creates value out of difficult situations. See the challenges and limitations not as permanent parts of you, but as stepping stones on the path to the fulfillment of your greatest dreams. You are not your problems and they are not you. You can choose to express your own unique value no matter what your circumstances may be. -- Ralph Marston Great Day
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    A family matter......

    This is such a sad time. I hope your mother has everything she needs to be comfortable. Please don't leave her alone in a room apart from the family. Include her in your daily routines. Have a cup of tea, talk about the day. Cancer has touched so many people here, we know what a tough adversary it is. I wish your mom much strength and I hope she feels the deep love of her family, it is when we know we may be leaving this earth that we most need to connect.
  18. Lark

    Birthday time again

    Have a great time! I hope you both are surrounded with smiles and hugs all day :D
  19. Lark

    Have been sick

    :o Sounds like a scary experience! Glad you are recovering. Drink lots of fluids and get back to good :)
  20. NATIONAL POST Latest News New coin honours Terry Fox Terri Theodore Canadian Press Sunday, March 13, 2005 VANCOUVER -- Twenty-five years ago Terry Fox asked for a dollar from each Canadian to support his Marathon of Hope, now his image will be on a $1 commemorative coin. The coin, which goes into general circulation, will be unveiled Monday at his alma mater, Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, B.C. "It's obviously a very moving, and also we think, a fitting tribute," said Darrell Fox, Fox's brother and national director of the Terry Fox Foundation. Fox said the family has been consulting in the development of the coin with the Royal Canadian Mint. "We've been involved from the very beginning and it's been really hard keeping a secret." About 11 to 15 million of the coins will go into general circulation starting in April, coinciding with the 25th anniversary of Fox's Marathon of Hope. Fox, who had most of his right leg amputated because of bone cancer, left from St. John's on April 12, 1980, with a plan to run across the country to raise money for cancer research. A few months later, on Sept. 1, he was forced to stop just outside Thunder Bay, Ont., when he was diagnosed with lung cancer. Fox had ran more than 5,300 kilometres. He died June 28, 1981, at age 22. Darrell said Terry would have never expected his image on a coin and would have been overwhelmed. "But at the same time somewhat embarrassed and also humbled," he said. "He didn't run across Canada for rewards and tributes. He ran for the purpose of trying to find a cure for cancer." Darren Abramson, an avid coin collector and employee at a Vancouver coin collection store, said Fox is a great person to commemorate. "I'll be putting one in my collection," he said of the yet to be unveiled coin. But with millions of coins to be circulated, he couldn't say if it would become collectible. "If everyone grabs them and hordes them, and they're in mint condition, they won't be worth a lot," he said. "But if everyone spends them and good condition coins become rare, then they could be worth more." While the design of the coin hasn't been released, Abramson says a double-headed coin has been done before, with the Queen and Queen Mother. "Terry Fox would be considered the tail side of the coin," he said. Usually the coin is called the loonie, but Fox suggests perhaps Canadians should call this coin the "Terry." David Dingwall, the president of the Royal Canadian Mint, said in a statement "the Terry Fox coin speaks directly to the heart of all Canadians, and its message is one of hope." Since his death, more than $360 million has been raised for cancer research Fox's name. Fox said the money has been used for exactly what Terry wanted. "In Terry's form of cancer, his survival rate would now be over 80 per cent," he said. "When he was first diagnosed back in 1977, it was a 20 to 30 per cent chance of survival." cbc pic link National Post article link
  21. Lark

    Happy Birthday to:

    Have a fabulous day full of smiles and good energy!
  22. Lark

    Old Prosthetic

    Ah, baby Brenda :) You need to make a shadow box to protect your first walking leg. You could maybe put a baby picture in with it. It is a good keep sake and memory for your kids to see how far you have come :D Hey Debbie, I bet you already have plans for all Josh's transitional treasures :D
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    You are not your problems

    I liked the message in this post too, that is why I passed it on from Ralph Marston, my favourite motivator and positive thinker on the web Ralph Marston's website. Please don't give me credit for any of the content :) Cheri, good that the kids aren't taking center stage anymore and you can focus on getting your needs met ;) A calm, strong mother is all they need B) Hey Lynne, I'm glad you are going to see your doctor. You need some perspective beyond your family for everything you are dealing with. So much of it is outside of your control and your worrying about it is only draining your energy.
  24. Lark

    Birthday time again

    I wish you everything you wish for yourself, plus some :D Have a beautiful day! Lark
  25. Lark

    New leg

    Congratulations!! I hope your patience has paid off and it is a useful addition to your life :) Fingers crossed that the fit is comfortable for all those working hours you put in as well as good for all your play time ;)