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  1. Kimbo48

    What do you say?

    I was asked by a total stranger i was talking to last week while waiting for a train. Just told him i had my leg amputated after a accident, and the look on his face said it all.
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    New Nerve medication -- Lyrica

    I am on 900mg of Gabapentin a day and i still get phantom pains but not every day. Maybe i should ask my doctor to prescribe me something else?.
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    nerve bundles

    I have been having a problem on and off for two years. I am now going for a scan on my stump, and if it is a neuroma! they will either take the nerve out or freeze it.
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    hello

    Hi Dave, i have just recently had a new foot on my leg, and i am now feeling the benefits of it. I am a BLK, and have had nothing but problems over the last two years, but now its a lot better. Its more flexable but i dont know what the name of it. If you go to the seacroft centre in Leeds like i do, i'm sure they will get it right for you
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    Where in the UK?

    I am in Huddersfield. Hi Maggie, i go to the Seacroft centre in Leeds, and i have a swimming leg. I took it with me to France last month on holiday, and did the same last year.
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    LEEDS limb fitting Centre

    I use the Leeds centre "Seacroft" and its fine. The staff are brilliant, and you get to know other amputees and ahave a chat.
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    SWIMMING

    I went swimming for the first time since my amputation in the sea in France last month. With the help of my swimming leg! i managed to swim a little, and it was brilliant.
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    One way to keep fit...

    There might be something simular in Leeds? if not! there should be for the Yorkshire and North East areas., its an area with eight million people, so there should be something?
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    Escalators

    I use an escalator for the first time just before Christmas. I was on Leeds railway station, and i had no problems at all. Do some people have a problem with them?.
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    Cricket

    The way things are going!! it could well end up 5-0 :o
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    Stitches out

    Its nearly ten months now since i had my op BLK, and its been a slow process but as a lot of people on here can testify ! you cant rush things. It was three months before i went for my casting done, due to the sluffing on my stump. Once i got that sorted out? i thought that was it and i would be walking soon!! no, i had a problem with the nerve in my leg, it was catching my Fibula and causing me a lot of pain and i was unable to walk. Back to see the Prosthesist twice, and they altered my sleeve and once again i thought thats it? i'll be walking soon. This time my stump was rubbing due to the sleeve being too big! this causing the skin to rub off in several places and several blisters appeared as well. Back to see the Doctor and the Prosthetist and now i am wearing a Gell Sock, but it seems to be working and i have started walking short distances with a walking stick. I asked one of the nurses how long it would be before everything is fine? she said " It takes as long has it takes". All the best
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    DLA (question for Brits)

    The whole benefits system is so complicated!! i had to have a benefits advisor to act on my behalf. I believe that if someone is disabled by what ever means!! they should be entitled to the same amount as other people.
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    mobility

    I am a lbk and was awarded 18 months DLA and then it will be reviewed. This falls 6 months short for me to join the motability scheme, as you need to be awarded two years or more. I will still learn to drive, and it will be in a automatic!! but i think the motability scheme is very good.
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    Exercise

    I am a LBK and before my amputation!! i went to the gym five times a week. I am slowly starting to walk again, and have set myself to be back at the gym in six weeks time. I dont half miss it, and it will be hard to get back to the level of fitness i was!! but i,m just glad that i will be able to go training again, and to start swimming again too. :)
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    Hello Everyone

    Hi everyone. I am a 48 yr old male and live in the North of England and i am a left leg, below the knee amputee. It is four month's since my operation, and on Tuesday (27.6.06) i am going for the fitting of my prosthetic leg. I live on my own and the day's can be long!! so hopefully, not anymore now i a have found this site. :)
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    Hi, everybody

    Hello Tom, and welcome to the forum. I'm a LBK from England.
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    Hello All

    Welcome Pattilyn I hope you find what you want on here :)
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    Entice me

    I like it warm and sunny, it's just that in these parts the average for this time of year is 67-68 degrees. The last few days have been in the low 70's and not a cloud in the sky, it is forcast to reach to low 80's next week, :D and that's the kind of weather i like. The most of Europe is having a heatwave at the moment, and normally the weather in Northern England is poor.
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    Entice me

    No!! it's not for me thankyou!!. You cant beat the warm sunny days in West Yorkshire, not that we get that many of them!! but the countryside is something else when the weather is fine :)
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    Where Y'all from

    I am from Huddersfield in the North of England
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    Hello Everyone

    Hi everyone Well it's just over a week now since i went for my fitting. Everthing is going fine, there's a bit of rubbing and soreness here and there!! but, i am told it will go away in a few weeks time?. At the moment , i am trying to run before i can walk!! and i never thought it would be so hard to learn how to walk again. Is it me? or was any body else the same!!. Something that one of the nurse's said to me today, hit the nail on the head!! she said," It probalbly took you eighteen month's to learn how to walk, so just give it time". I thought she is so right, its nearly six month's since i was last walking; but i am happy with the progress i have made, and it help's by coming on here and to be able to identify so much with other people. Best wishes Kimbo.
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    This "Reaching Out" is NOT so serious...

    I have only had my prosthetic leg for just over a week now, but no doubts once i start getting out and return to work!! i will get some questions asked. I am hoping to start swimming again soon! and i wont let anyone put me off, i mean people even stare at me round here when i have been out in my wheel chair. I just put it down to ignorance. ;)
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    New person on board

    Hi Paul and welcome to the forum. I am new to the site myself, and i'm still finding my way around.
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    Take a look at this

    That really is amazing. That must take some gut's to do that. :)
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    An amputees mum

    Hello Anne. I have only recently joined this site, and it's only four month's since i had my left leg amputated below the knee. It only seems like yesterday and i was scared too, very scared, i think it's only normal. I wish you and your daughter the best of luck.
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