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  1. ali.hall

    What you look like?

    Yep, do you live near by?
  2. ali.hall

    What you look like?

    Keeping the thread alive :D
  3. ali.hall

    Running leg

    This is like one big circle that I am going round with the leg. I think my plan is to get the leg from the NHS originally, so that I don't have to pay for it and then take it from there. I will get an appointment in July hopefully for casting and then one in August for fitting. Probably have the leg by September. I am currently swimming 3 times a week with a couple of weights sessions thrown in around it. I am swimming at a pace of a mile and a half in 1 hour, which is pretty good for me, if not very tiring. It also knocks off about 600 calories at a time. Fiona, that sounds great too, look forward to hearing your updates :D And Mark I will try and keep you all updated, it is an exciting time for me so it is nice to be able to share it.
  4. Anyway for the last couple of months (nearly) I have been on my fitness regime and diet, to try and lose some weight and tone up. I started at 13st 11lb (87.5kg) and am now down to 12st 13lb (82.5kg) in 7 weeks. I have done this by a great diet (lots of salad and veggie food, less saturated fats), cardio work (although not so much) and lots of weights training. I can now lift more than I ever could, look better than I have since I played rugby and feel wonderful for it. Anyone else on a similar drive? My aim is to get down to less than 12st 4lb (78.5kg) by my final exam in September, I think that would be a great achievement, as long as I keep up the muscle work. And, to anyone who says that you don't lose weight when you are doing weights, bollocks I say :D
  5. My stump is pretty much down to skin and bones anyway, no changes to socket fit. I used to know what percentage of body weight a below knee amputation really is, but I have forgotten, don't think it is as much as 7% though.
  6. ali.hall

    You Tube

    If you like that, you should see some of the parking I see at the hospital - let's just say, if you can't parallel park, then you are definitely not the only one.
  7. ali.hall

    A leg with balance?

    :P :D If you want to gain balance then get a Nintendo Wii and get Wii Fit - apparently it is great for your balance. Also if you clinic has the L.A.S.E.R. Posture device from Otto Bock then it will tell you when you are most balanced by showing where the weight line is running and when this moves the least is when you are most balanced, so your prosthetist could use that to check optimum balance. Wii Fit L.A.S.E.R. Posture
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    A leg with balance?

    You need a big tennis racket attached to the bottom to increase the area, or else a bigger foot size would help with balance but hinder your walking. Then just in terms of not having a shock absorber or torque adapter will help. Alignment is critical and, as much as it pains me to say it ( ;) Cat), Cat is correct :D
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    Where has everyone gone?

    I am here, but I don't always post. I am reading though!
  10. ali.hall

    High Heels!!!

    Yes that's the one. RSL Steeper sell for College Park in the YooKay.
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    High Heels!!!

    I knew someone would catch me out on that. Yes it does but you aren't going to find it out till I go back to work on Monday :P
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    High Heels!!!

    Just so you all know, RSL Steeper have just started (on Monday) selling a brand new heel height adjustable foot, set to rival the Elation. It has (marketed) 2 inch heel height adjustablility, however when I was looking, we managed to get 2 1/2 inches of heel height. The advantage of this over the elation is that the cosmetic ankle cover is glued onto the foot, meaning that the cosmesis is a lot better than the elation. The cosmesis is also retained throughout range of ankle motion. The ease of adjusting the ankle is also superior to the elation. Looks like one of the best heel height adjustable feet on the market currently anyway. Sorry long stumpers though, same build height as the Elation.
  13. ali.hall

    A little update!

    Nice one Shelbs, I really will never get chatting to you now. Oh and facebook, very romantic ;)
  14. ali.hall

    Vaccines - PBS TV Special URL - Available

    That is how I know it anyway. I think these two articles from the BBC sum it up pretty well: This is the timeline for MMR research in the last few years: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/1808956.stm and I think this is the more important matter in relation to child behavior: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7340426.stm
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    Vaccines - PBS TV Special URL - Available

    Actually, I would be very interested to read these independent research papers, seeing as all the recent literature I have read has said the opposite to what you are saying Roy (or Eileen or whoever I am talking to).
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    Vaccines - PBS TV Special URL - Available

    I thought the latest research said that there was no direct link between the vaccines and these behavioral problems.
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    Running leg

    Ok sorry for the actual uselessness of me updating on progress. I promised I would let you know how I am getting on and I hide away. Basically, there are several avenues I am working on how to get what I want (and I am not sure how they are all going). I will hopefully know in a few months if and when I will be able to get this leg made. I am still very keen on my original ideas, even more so after speaking to someone from Bock. As for the running, I am still not confident enough to run on my current socket, I know I did the triathlon in it but that was different. I am trying to get some serious fitness going though, which is involving spending 4 1.5 hour sessions at the gym a week. I think I am getting much leaner and am building some serious muscle needed for proper running. Will try and keep you guys updated on progress anyway. I think once the crappy weather over here picks up I will try a bit of running on the streets after work. I am also going to start my swimming back up, need to cure low back pains and swimming is great for the core muscles.
  18. ali.hall

    Amputee Games

    My centre knew about it as they invited me to go, and then realized that I wasn't anywhere near a primary amputee. I was gutted, I thought it really sounded like a great event for me.
  19. ali.hall

    Off to exotic climes

    Glasgow that is, in Scotland. I have my first clinical exam next Thursday, in Orthotics and I am heading over to Glasgow tomorrow for a week. Wish me luck, I am bricking it
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    Off to exotic climes

    The 4 day celebrations start today, wasn't out on Thursday. Tonight I am off out with one of my friend, out again on Monday night with another friend and then another friend on Thuesday. Then start second placement on Thursday.
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    Off to exotic climes

    Just to say, I passed my orthotic clinical exam today so I am now half way to being a fully trained Prosthetist/Orthotist. Good stuff, just one more clinical placement and an easier clinical exam woohoo. Celebration time!
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    Off to exotic climes

    Well I have St Paddies weekend this weekend in Glasgow so not giving up the student lifestyle yet. Have been working hard so allowed a few days off I think. As forme being away by then, yep but my next placement will be in Middlebrough but I will be living in Newcastle, if anyone is from that part of the world. Ali
  23. ali.hall

    Air Force Test

    And 32 seconds on the second :P
  24. ali.hall

    Air Force Test

    What about cocky students? 27 seconds on first attempt :D
  25. ali.hall

    Hey everybody :)

    Hi there Sarah, welcome and enjoy your stay :D They are a friendly bunch really (I have been told ;) )
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