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  1. Hazel

    Another game

    hehehe excellent
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    let's see your bikes

    OH! used to ride a Honda CB600F (the one I was knocked off) and my first bike was a Honda Varedero 125, loved it. My other half rides a 900 ninja for fun and a 650 Dakar for touring.
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    let's see your bikes

    http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s141/hchaisty/Pic026.jpg heres my Yamaha FZX 750, just got got back from 'John'O'Groats' on it. but now it's in Cardiff having a new stainless steel exhaust system fitted and an under seat tank added to give me those few extra miles whiles touring.
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    Renegade, MX or SX?

    hiya steve, sorry i cant help but i'll be very interested in your replies as i'm about to start looking for new leg components to get a good sporty leg built.
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    The (new) alternative fairy tale

    Once upon a time in an old prosthetics memorial home for knackered arms and legs, I came across a leg that was so old and worn, but yet it wanted to be used by someone who wanted to dance the funky chicken dance at the grand ol' opery. An odd ambition, indeed! George the Elephant still yearned for the time before he lost his leg; he used to be able to jump and dance and run. He practiced walking over sleeping alligators and then he practiced jumping over sleeping tigers. One day a television camera crew were watching George practicing, and shot some film. He finally saw how his gait looked. He was once a prince, handsome, rich and powerful, till, one day, he left it all! He lost his peanut allergy, but missed his mom. He longed for her, crying "Mommy" at night. He needed to tell that he was gonna get a prosthetic leg — the one hopeful thing he did his exercises every day all day. Gosh, it's true what Batman and Robin said about three-legged elephants: they're walking with a prosthesis. But what a prosthetic. It moved like a particle beam in the Hadron Collider. George would bounce along at a good clip stepping around screaming monkeys and quick sand pits. Lordy, he was happy. If only he could walk without looking down at his prosthetic leg he could see the traffic while crossing streets. The beautiful rolling hills above the sultry jungle stretched out as far as George could see. He wanted to dance with robin hood !! Oh my gosh, really! But Robin's in Sherwood. Uh~Oh that's too bad. But maybe if he could just hire a
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    suction liner

    good luck to both of you with your seal in liners. I had a seal in set up to start with and it was comfy etc, but i couldnt bend my knee quite as well as with the pin system. also, if i banged or rubbed the front of my socket on anything hard, it would break the seal and i'd need a new seal. i find the pin system far better.
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    How long do you wear your leg/s

    hi, i wear mine all day til i get comfy in front of the telly at night, then i take it off to make more room for the dog on the foot rest
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    Just wanted to say hi to you all

    hiya chuck, i've been a member here for ages but not posted for about a year. welcome x
  9. Hiya chaps, just reopening this link as i went snowboarding on friday. well, when i say snowboarding, what i mean is falling over a lot and getting rather bruised but having a go at my first lesson in snowboarding :) . I recommend it wholeheartedly if you dont mind spending time on your butt. I'm gonna heal for a while, then go back for another lesson. The main problem I had was that, at first you only have 1 leg strapped to the board. You're supposed to learn to get around by pushing with the free leg, but, no matter which leg that was... my prosthetic leg was off in the other direction of it's own accord. I think this may just be down to muscle control. My other problem was that my knees dont bend all the way and this made it dificult to get up once i'd fell down. After an hour of this, I'd managed to slide down a third of the nursery slope without going over and considered it a success. but my o my i ached the next day!!
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    Alternative Fairytale

    Late last night, while dancing naked, I got cold feet, so I decided that I needed someone to put on a striped toe sock to keep my little pinky warm. I called to find out who was around to perform this task, but everyone was recovering from a whiskey-induced hangover. They seemed extremely annoyed at being awoken, jeering at me when I screamed. "Where's my goat!" The goat was found, dyed pink, with a frilly hat, and a big smile. Not to mention the giant earring hanging from his cute white ear lobe. I took him inside the goat cheese factory where they proceeded to photograph his brilliant blue eyes. While there I had an urge to sample their soaps and lotions, which, being naked, I smothered all the photographers with my arm pits. All at once, each photographer fell under a spell, the goat escaped, cheese started melting, and I continued smearing melted cheese in my hair. The aforementioned soaps were eaten by my hungry boyfriend, Geronimo Von Mellencamp. During that time, Geronimo's wife, Muffy, learned about me and my antics with the elephant
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    Happy Birthday JimT

    sorry it's a bit late honey, happy birthday anyway xx
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    keep that silicone liner clean babe, it's soooo important, sweat is very good at breaking the skin down so you need to clean it off at every opportunity. haha, what a typical guy you are :P :P
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    me too Cat, I start the day as big as it's gonna be, by nightime it's a scrawny sack of skin :lol: :lol:
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    Nerve Damage

    Hi Lisa. I know you must be scared because I was told a similar thing when they had to keep nibbling more and more from my leg. It was to get rid of infection and at the same time i was being pumped full of antibiotics. My stump length below knee is now only about 4 inches and getting a good fit is difficult, also the nerve damage means that I have to be vigilant in checking for any changes or sores daily. I can't 'feel' anything in my stump but I look at it as a bonus because there's no pain most of the time either. Good luck with finding a solution and if the worst happens and you have to go above knee... there are a ton of people here that will prove to you that it's not the end of the world and you are strong enough and tough enough to cope. It wont change who you are or how wonderful you are.xx
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    Well said Cat, I agree on all levels. You should keep your life as private as your bank details when your talking to people you don't 'know'. It's fantastic to chat with all you guys here but if I was asked anything I didn't want to answer........ it's simple.... I wont answer. ;)
  16. Hazel

    Happy Birthday

    hope you get loads of great gifts and eat lots of cake!!! :P
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    hiya chaps, welcome back. Glad everything is working out for you. xx
  18. hiya babe, glad you found us, I don't post very often but I'm always nosing around. Take care xx
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    Ditch and Run

    Hi honey, nice to see you on here, hope you stay with us :)
  20. My parents told me about Mr. Common Sense early in my life and told me I would do well to call on him when making decisions. It seems he was always around in my early years but less and less as time passed by. Today I read his obituary. Please join me in a moment of silence in remembrance, for Common Sense had served us all so well for so many generations. Obituary Common Sense Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as knowing when to come in out of the rain, why the early bird gets the worm, life isn't always fair, and maybe it was my fault. Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you earn) and reliable parenting strategies (adults, not children are in charge). His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a six-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition. Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job they themselves failed to do in disciplining their unruly children. It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer Aspirin, sun lotion or a Band-Aid to a student, but could not inform the parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion. Common Sense lost the will to live as the Ten Commandments became contraband; churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims. Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar can sue you for assault. Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement. Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents, Truth and Trust; his wife, Discretion; his daughter, Responsibility; and his son, Reason. He is survived by three stepbrothers; I Know my Rights, Someone Else is to Blame, and I'm a Victim. Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.
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    Speaking of Southern Girls

    OKAY! I get that G.R.I.T.S stands for girls raised in the south and all the shananagans inbetween. BUT!!!!! What is a grit?????? I'm talking about the food that you don't like with salt??? is it a bread or something? tell me???!!! :lol: I'm from England! and not even the south of it:P
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    forgot to add, that this was my biggest fear and worry about diving again. what a lot of anxiety over nothing. I just took my weights, fins and tank off in the water, passed them up and got them to pass me my leg, then Just climbed up the ladder as usual! don't waste anymore time worrying about it honey, just get out there and do it. Life is far too short. xx
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    Hiya chuck, i got back to my scuba diving a few weeks ago in greece and no, i didn't wear my leg. there are too many air gaps and buoyancy problems. I dived just fine with hand fins from 'decathlon' but afterwards did a bit of snorkeling with one fin on, it was no problem. my remaining leg is also a bit smashed up but if you take it easy with the fin power there's not much difference. Welcome aboard by the way H x
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    Happy Birthday Hazel

    Gee thanks chaps, I had a great day and my husband bought me a 2 day falconry course. can't wait!!!! then 12 of us went for an italian meal, yum :P