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nellyboy

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  1. Sweaty Stump Sorted!

    Hi Friends Old and New! Been away for too long but had to share this with you all. When the hot weather comes I like many of you suffer from a sweaty stump, last week my chiropodist gave me a tip, been doing it ever since and it works no more sweaty stumps! He told me to try Witch hazel a natural product applied with a cotton pad, don't ask me ehy or how it works but it does may also help swelling and itching. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Witch-hazel Take care all of you Neil x
  2. Help!

    Hi Everyone! Hope you all well, I am off to see the Doctor at the prosthetic clinic tommorrow to see what can be done about my stump. For some time I have been having problems with my legs have had lots of changes to the three legs I have, but the pain when walking has been very bad. I have noticed over the last few years that I have lost almost all of the muscle and fatty tissue at the end of the stump and the rest just sags down. This has meant I have been walking directly on the bone causing rubbing, and lots of pain in the stump and in my right hip. Also due to the wastage of tissue my stump is now only a few inches long. There are two option cut out part of bone and re-shape stump or remove the knee. Other than the this i am fine and well! Has anyone else had similar problems? thanks Neil
  3. Help!

    Hi Everyone Quick update! The docs have decided not to operate at this time, however i have a new prosthetist who really seems to know what shes talking about! A new casting was done friday takinging into account my prominent tibia and hamstrings get the new leg next week so will update then! Thanks for the help and love! Neil
  4. Help!

    Hi Neal The prosthetist have been working on the legs for over 8 months trid many different things but the problem persists there just isn't anything past the bone as a cushion. Ann thank-you for your mail, i have replied to you. neil
  5. Any experiences of Devotees?

    Hello friends I recently posted a topic asking for help with a "new friend" I had made contact with. I was beinging to get close to her, however when i went to post a letter to her "address" found out it did not exist after several checks found out her house was demolished 5 years ago when confronted "emma" confessed to being a devotee, anyone else had experience of these people? Very upset and confused neil xx Also if anyone knows who this girl is please let me know so I can inform her of her stolen identity thanks
  6. Hello everyone I hope you are all well and your lives are going well. My life is going well amelia is growing up fast and is getting more beautiful by the day, I have had a few issues recently with my legs but have a new prosthesis and its getting better. I have recently had a new bespoke kitchen put in at wheelchair height to help me (i use a chair at home i find it easier) which is a big help. Still looking for a job but no luck as yet, still doing my bit it the community as well. I do have a favour to ask! I have recently met someone very special who like me has an amputation its early days but she is very special (although we are seperate by many miles). I have sent her a link to this site but also would be interested in chatting to any arm amps out there so i can get a greater understanding of life without an arm. Many thanks and much love to you all neil xx
  7. hello old friends i need a favour!

    Hi there please see my new post and comment after which i will delete this posting thanks neil x
  8. Any experiences of Devotees?

    Hi Cheryl thanks for that hope your doing ok!
  9. JUST THOUGHT I'D SAY HI!

    Like to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Love & Best Wishes Neil & Amelia xxx
  10. newbie

    Hi Dennis I have been an amp for just over 3 years right leg below knee welcome to the forum happy to answer questions if around alth tend to pop in and out a lot. However the regulars on this site are excellent and helped me so much in my recovery and new life with my leg!
  11. Hello Everyone I hope you are all well, I don't know why i have not been here for a while over a year i think, but thought i would pop in and say hi! No major life changes except now divorced, and was working but got made redunt last year and as yet still looking. My daughter Amelia is now at school and doing well and she is even more adorable! Hope to catch up with old friends and make new ones. Best wishes Neil
  12. Hi To Everyone

    Hi Steve Good luck with your first cast and take it easy at first!
  13. back again

    Welcome Eric Another old hand on our ship of hope Neil
  14. ~ hi from canada ~

    Hi Guys Welcome to the forum! Neil x
  15. another lost sheep has come home!

    Hi Lizzie yes she is a poppet, and is my world, but like most 4 year old little girls can be a little madam at times!
  16. another lost sheep has come home!

    Hi mate trust your well neil
  17. another lost sheep has come home!

    Hello there nice to see u too neil
  18. courtesy car problems

    Hi If you warranty includes use of a courtesy car for when warranty repairs need to be done then you have bought this "courtesy" car loan as part of your warranty. Therefore, the DDA can be enforced, if they are unable to provide there courtesy car with hand controls they must then sub-hire an adapted vehicle on your behalf. Unfortunately, the DDA does not go far enough in my opinion as it is up to you to take them to court. On another thread, my Motability car was recently involved in a serious accident when "white van man" drove up a road in the wrong direction I swerved but he hit me side on. I must say that Motability has done me proud. The insurance covers you for a courtesy car, while yours is being repaired and as soon as I explained that i needed a left foot accelerator they swung into action. It took a few days to arrange due to the accident happening over the Christmas period, but there was good communication between Motability, RSA insurance and myself and within five days an adapted car was driven down from London. At first, they offered me a Nissan micra, but i explained this would be too small for me, so they sent me a Seat Alhambra a 7 seater MPV with a left foot accelerator and should i ever need it a wheelchair hoist! It is a lovely car with amongst other things heated seats ideal for the time of year. Unfortunately my car has since been “written off” by the insurance company and Motability have said I can keep the courtesy car until I get a replacement car, which as I have had to apply for funding as the advance payments have gone through roof and due to my height cannot find anything reasonable to accommodate me. I hope to get a new car in a few weeks but until then I have what my daughter describes as “The Big Red Bus“! Neil
  19. another lost sheep has come home!

    Neil, Welcome Back. You were missed. JudyH Thanks Judy trusy you are keeping well neilx
  20. another lost sheep has come home!

    Thank you for your lovely comments, yes she is but can be a little monster at times, but hey can't they all at 4! Cheers Neil
  21. another lost sheep has come home!

    Hi Matey trust your well best wishes Neil
  22. another lost sheep has come home!

    Hello again Cheryl I trust you are well neil x
  23. another lost sheep has come home!

    Hi Anne I am sorry to hear you have had health problems, i was speaking to vicki quite regularly but never seem to be online when she is! I hope she is getting on ok and look foward to chatting to her soon. neil x
  24. mobility

    Hi everyone, Still new to this so always looking for answers (not the meaning of life stuff yet tho!) Is the uk car mobility scheme worthwhile? As a rbka will the car need to be adjusted much? do most amputees get the higher rate of mobility? thanks, and i am so glad i found you guys without being melodramatic, you quite possibly saved my mental state! neil
  25. Back on the road again!

    Hi Guys i have finally taken the plunge and got back in the driving seat, i have had my mobility car for a little over 48 hours now and its great! Although it is taking a bit of time getting back into the swing after not driving for over 2 years and never driven an automatic not least one with a left foot accelerator. Quick question Do you drive with or without your prosthetic on? Everything else is going great no job yet but very active in my local community and milly my daughter is growing up fast and getting cheekier by the day. Love to you all Neil ;)
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