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  1. The pump is about the size of a dollar coin in diameter. It is only about 3/8 of an inch thick. It is only available on a few feet now. They cannot retrofit it at this time. They have positioned the pump where it is suspended over the carbon fiber of the foot itself. That way it doesn't hinder the performance of the foot. The spectra sock and footshell cover that. The only thing is a tube that extends from the pump up to the socket.

    Check Ossur page for more on the Unity system. They also have a new Seal-in liner called the V. It has a single seal, but unlike the original, it has fins on it like a fan. The fins collapse or expand as you change volume eliminating the need for added socks. The system really intrigued me. I checked with Scott Sabolich after getting home. They have used it a couple of times with great success. That is good news. You hear from the exhibitors how great the system is, but it's totally different when your legman says it works well also.

    It's always great to visit with old friends and make new ones. I hope everyone can put the Tucson conference on their calendars. We'd love to see you there.

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  2. It was great Cheryl. It is a lot networking for me. The sessions are mostly the same. I did attend a couple of technology sessions. I'm always searching for the next best thing. This year, for me, it was the new vacuum system by Ossur. It is based on their seal-in liner which I love. It incorporates a pump similar in use to the Harmony. The pump is located on the top of the foot under the foot shell. The best part of this system is that there is no need for a sleeve. The seal-in liner is all that is needed. It's called the Unity system. I was able to waterski on Sunday which was on my bucket list. It was a ton of fun. I first skied upright on two skis. That wore me out so I sit skied the next time around. It was a hoot.

    Tammie, Marcia, Ed, Joe, Beth Marie and others were there. It was hot, humid and rained most every day. Not all day, but mostly afternoon thunderstorms.

    I don't what they're thinking, but the next conference is July 23-25, 2015 in Tucson, AZ. That will be one hot conference. I hope to see you there.

  3. Welcome Katie. Sorry you had to join our club. It's a very expensive club, it'll cost you an arm or a leg. HaHa. Well it's too early for jokes. I hope you heal quickly and get on that leg a ride.

    I am much more hot natured now than I was before the amputation. I seldom get really cold. Like Sue, I feel the temp extremes much worse now.

  4. HOLY ????. I can't wait. That will be my a$$ that doesn't make it all the way to the landing platform. LMAO What will we do to prevent our legs from falling off? I think I'll take a sleeve. I wonder how many stairs to climb to get to the top? I will still do it.

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