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Marilyn

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About Marilyn

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  • Birthday 04/22/1955

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    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Interests
    Getting in shape (especially my wimpy arms!), calligraphy, literature, meeting new friends, flower gardening, hiking, seeing new places, the MOUNTAINS, camping with my husband, seeing my children grown up and doing well.

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    Amputee
  • Amputation Type:
    RBKA
  • Amputation Date:
    Aug 05
  • Amputation Cause:
    Cancer
  1. left foot pedal Car adaption photos

    Looks pretty much like my set up. I LOVE my left foot accelerator! I never thought that we'd become friends, I was sure we'd get killed due to my confusion (at first) of which pedal is what... but now it totally means freedom to me. Pray tell, how did ya get your floor mat under all that? My husband cut mine in half, which I think lends itself (the floor mat, I mean) to getting dangerously in the way...
  2. Good tunes, great vibes

    Jerry, that's way awesome!! I was hoping I'd recognize the song and prove you wrong, but NOPE! Even this old mountain girl hasn't heard that song!! :D
  3. Vehicle advice

    Caroln, I'm a RBKA and I use the left foot accelerator. I understand TOTALLY about almost taking out the drive through!! I've driven the 'normal' way for over 30 years and I had to completely re-wire my brain to use the left foot accelerator. With use, it actually does become second nature to use the left foot accelerator. I've been driving this way since this spring and it has become easier and easier. I still have my moments, but they are becoming fewer.
  4. New Prosthetic design

    Sam, this is so cool!!! I love the leg and I'm sending all good thoughts your way that you will get to meet "the man"!!
  5. HANGERS!!

    Ann, this is great news!! I've been wondering how you were doing with all that. Make sure you tell them every issue you have with the socket at each fitting. Walk around the office for a bit in the test socket. Beg them to let you take the test socket home a week before they make the final, definitive socket! When i first started out on this particular journey, I had no clue what to expect, what things should feel like and what I should be saying to my prosthetist. Time and experience helps us to deal with the crutial fitting procedures. Keep us apprised as to how it is going!
  6. Here's my story and I'm sticking to it!

    Welcome! You've found a great place to talk with others in similar situations... Glad you found us. Keep us informed as to how your fittings go and such.
  7. Happy Birthday

    Well, Jerry, I'm later than the others, but hope you had a very good b-day!!
  8. My news socket

    Ah, somebody told me the Ceterus was for golfing and such. I'm not super active (yet), but I'm working on it. I'll probably keep my current foot for another year, while I work at rebuilding my core muscle strength and losing some weight. Activities I used to do are hiking and camping. I could have resumed at least the camping, but for lots of other things not amp related. I think my life is calming down for a bit and now I can concentrate on ME! Would you recommend the Ceterus for hiking over rough terrain?
  9. My news socket

    Waaay cool! Whoo Hoo! What kind of foot & ankle combo do you have and what do you think of it? I'm doing research for my next foot...
  10. yetanothernewbie

    Welcome Caveman (curious as to your moniker!)! I'm RBKA for two years now. I never was very fit or active, but I've managed to surpass my own hopes as an amp. And still working on doing more. Glad to see you aboard.
  11. Dreams

    Crazy! I guess I have fully accepted being an amputee... Last night I was dreaming I was looking a houses to buy. In my dreams I was paying special attention to the bathrooms, to make sure they would work for me, being an amputee and all! I find this a GOOD thing! :D
  12. LBK, July 19th, 2007

    Welcome Joe! Glad you found us!
  13. High Heels!!!

    LOL! You are right, Cat. No use to me at all! But thanks for responding! I shoulda known...
  14. Finally! Something that shows that a prosthesis is NOT superior to real feet and legs.
  15. High Heels!!!

    I'm with Ann, Cat. What foot are you getting? I'm trying to study up on feet as I plan to get a new one within the year.
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