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Abel Cruz

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About Abel Cruz

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  • Birthday 06/05/1951

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  • Location
    Albuqueque, New Mexico, USA

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  • Membership Type:
    Amputee
  • Amputation Type:
    Left Above The Knee
  • Amputation Date:
    18 Aug 2005
  • Amputation Cause:
    Motorcycle Accident
  1. Hi I am a new amputee

    I am also a tramatic motorcycle amputee. Lost my left leg above the knee in Aug 2005. I also had a broken left shoulder, 4 broken ribs, 2 stress fractured vertibrets, broken left wrist, broken left hand thumb, broken pelvis, completley severed femoral neck (which is being held togeather with screws). Not to mention the damage to my knee and bones in the lower part of my leg which was ampututated. I honestly feel that if I had not been wearing a helmet I would have died. But there is life after amputation.
  2. Need a new battery for my CLeg remote

    I agree and I was really upset about this. It is a simple battery that can be bought at almost any store. There was no charge since my leg was still under warranty. But you need to check before you do replace it yourself. They have painted over the screw and can tell if it has been opened.
  3. Need a new battery for my CLeg remote

    I had this problem about a year ago and I was told by my prostetic guy that if I changed the battery myself it would void the warranty. They shipped the remote off to be repaired and had it back in about two weeks.
  4. Thanks Kep. Amputees Across America is looking for one more rider for its 2010 transcontental ride. We will depart Tustin CA on June 2nd and arrive in Vero Beach Fl the end July. We visit HealthSouth Rehabhospitals and Amputee Support Groups along the route. You don't need to be an expert rider or even a hard core athlete. If you visit www.amputeesacrossamerica.com and brousethrough previous years jounals you will see that we definatly are not athletes, we are not all young. But we all agree that it is not about the ride it is about the paitients we meet. I learned about AAA a few months after my accident and they totally inspired and incouraged me. If you think you might be interested please use the contact info on the Web page or contact me. Full Edit Quick Edit
  5. Foot hits pedal shaft

    Allen is correct that you need to mark your your position before making any adjustments. I should have mentioned that in my earlier post. Speaking of biking; Amputees Across America is looking for one more rider for its 2010 transcontental ride. We will depart Tustin CA on June 2nd and arrive in Vero Beach Fl the end July. We visit HealthSouth Rehabhospitals and Amputee Support Groups along the route. You don't need to be an expert rider or even a hard core athlete. If you visit www.amputeesacrossamerica.com and brousethrough previous years jounals you will see that we definatly are not athletes, we are not all young. But we all agree that it is not about the ride it is about the paitients we meet. I learned about AAA a few months after my accident and they totally inspired and incouraged me. If you think you might be interested please use the contact info on the Web page or contact me.
  6. Foot hits pedal shaft

    Jim I use clip on pedals and when I ride i have to use a small allen wrench and toe in my foot. Kind of a pain but it works and only takes a minute.
  7. biker ampute

    Hi Darren. I lost my leg in a motorcycle/big rig accident in Aug 2005. You are right in that it is hard learning to walk on a prostetic leg. I do get along well now with out the the use of any assisted devices. I use the Otto Bock C-Leg and have a MAS socket with a seal in liner.
  8. underpants?

    I have been a LAK since 2005. I have experienced and experimented with everything posted here. I have found that I prefer boxers untucked and use Adaptaskin to prevent friction blisters. I use a seal in liner under and have a MAS socket. I can wear my prostetic from 7AM to about 11PM daily. I might also add that Adaptaskin really while riding a bike.
  9. powder

    Remember to mention Amputees Across America (amputeesacrossamerica.com) when ordering your Adaptaskin. They are donating 10% of all who mention this geat organization.
  10. Amputees Across America

    Hi Linda. Thanks for your well wishes and I am really looking forward to the ride. I am a little jealous of your ride through the Rockies. I was just looking at a video of your ride and those mountains were sure beautiful. Although our route will be flatter and easier for us older guys. I am still undecided about the jump though. I am also looking forward to meeting many inspirational people on this journey. Thank you again and you are definitely an inspiration to me. Abel
  11. Easter

    I am flying to Mississippi to visit with friends. I am actually completing the trip that I started when interrupted by my accident, which left me an amputee. Instead of a motorcycle I am flying this time.
  12. 2007 ACA Conference

    Go to http://www.amputee-coalition.org/. They have a section labled Annual Conference.
  13. Before my accident I always felt that if I had a few drinks I could dance better……maybe now a few drinks would make me walk better.
  14. Happiest time of the year for me

    Hi Ali. Before my amputation I never wore shorts. But now I wear them whenever the weather permits. I do not use any kind of covering on my leg. I guess you could say I never had the legs for them before. I don’t mind the looks and have not had any bad experiences. I honestly think people are friendlier when they can see my prosthetic. Sometimes like Mick said they go way out of they’re way to want to help. Also in my mind it justifies my limp. Without shorts I am just an old guy with a limp but wearing shorts shows everyone why I am limping.
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