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  • Birthday 07/05/1950

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  • Amputation Type:
    LEFT MID THIGH
  • Amputation Date:
    AT AGE 5
  • Amputation Cause:
    ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENT
  1. bobbyboo

    The Long Thread

    IN SCOTLAND ON 25TH JANUARY WE CELEBRATE OUR NATIONAL BARD(POET) ROBERT BURNS BY HAVING A MEAL OF HAGGIS(TRADITIONAL) NEEPS(TURNIP OR SWEDE) AND MASHED TATTIES (POTATOES). IT IS CALLED A BURNS SUPPER AND THE HAGGIS IS CARRIED IN A PROCESSION LEAD BY A BAGPIPE PLAYER. BURNS POEM 'TO A HAGGIS' IS RECITED BEFORE THE MEAL WHICH IS ALSO ACCOMPANIED BY OUR NATIONAL DRINK. YOU CAN GUESS WHAT THAT IS, BUT IT SURE IS NOT LEMONADE. :) :)
  2. bobbyboo

    Alexander in Scotland

    HALLO JOYCE I HOPE ALEXANDER IS COPING WELL AFTER HIS AMPUTATION. I LOST MY LEFT LEG (ABOVE KNEE) AS A RESULT OF A ROAD ACCIDENT WHEN I WAS ONLY 5. I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO WORK FULL TIME, DRIVE, GET MARRIED AND BRING UP 3 CHILDREN ETC. ETC. I ATTEND WESTMARC LIMB FITTING CENTRE AT SOUTHERN GENERAL HOSPITAL IN GLASGOW WHERE PROBABLY ALEXANDER WILL BE A TREATED AS WELL. I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN TREATED WELL WITH KINDNESS AND CONSIDERATION. YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE TO CONTACT THE LIMBLESS ASSOCIATION, ANOTHER SUPPORT GROUP FOR AMPUTEES. BEST WISHES MAUREEN
  3. bobbyboo

    new member

    Dear Sheila Welcome to the forum.It was good to read your account of how you came to be an amputee .Although we all may have different backgrounds and stories of what brought us to the forum the important thing is that we can all help each other by relating our experiences and hope. Writing your story will have not only helped you, but will probably help other people undergoing the same ordeal. I am an a/k left amputee because of a road accident when I was 5 years old and so my experiences will be different from yours but we will still have many feelings and problems that we and all amputees can share in this forum My Best Wishes to you Maureen
  4. bobbyboo

    Congratulations!

    Well done Heather!!! Giving birth to your first child brings the most beautiful feeling of love and joy. Congratulations and best wishes to yourself and Paul. Maureen
  5. bobbyboo

    My Goal

    Well done Mandy!!! :D Although I have been an aka for many years it would never ever have occurred to me that an amputee would be able to ski. It's an activity I would have classed with rock climbing, salsa dancing or marathon running that amputees CANNOT do. You and Brenda are certainly pushing forward the frontiers for the rest of us. Tomorrow I have an appointment at my limb fitting centre and I fully intend to be more assertive in my attitude, and absolutely demand a comfortable, user friendly prosthesis which does not look too awful. This is my first goal and I will think about more. Best Wishes Maureen
  6. Hallo Mandy I am an ak left amputee and, like yourself I am fitted with a suction socket and hydraulic knee. My sockets were metal until about 4 months ago when I was fitted with a plastic socket. The metal sockets tended to crack and become uncomfortable because I am very mobile and wear my prosthesis all waking hours. However I do not find the plastic socket comfortable either and have had to return to the limb fitting centre twice for adjustment and have to go again next week as my skin becomes chaffed and sore if I attempt to walk for anything other than very short distances. When I try to remove the leg it feels as though my skin is glued to the sides and I have to gradually prize it loose. My foot is not adjustable in heel size like yours and when I enquired at the limb fitting centre I was told that adjustable heels were unreliable and tended to break so often I was better off with a fixed heel. Do you have problems with yours? Sometimes I think the artifical limbs I wore over twenty years ago were more comfortable, although more unsightly, than the limbs of to-day or maybe its just me getting older and less flexible. Best Wishes Maureen
  7. bobbyboo

    Hello to everyone

    Savannah When I was young I was the only person in my village to wear a prosthesis except for very old people.I am an a.k. amputee since a road accident when I was five. other kids called me names too and one older girl always bullied me and shouted pegleg and doll leg whenever she saw me on my own. :( I still wore shorts and skirts because having one leg is part of the person I am and I have not done anything wrong that I should be ashamed of this. If people stare then I don't worry too much, but I am older than you and it gets easier to ignore with time. :) When the boys who don't want to know you become men they will be able to see the real you instead of your disability and they will want to know you a lot better!!! :P Recently I met the girl who used to call me names and sadly her own daughter has a very large birth mark on her face and also has to endure nasty comments. Her mother told me she was very sorry about the names she called me as she realizes now to her sorrow how hurtful they were. Please give everyone who knows you the joy of seeing a smile light up your lovely face and no more sadness-you don't want to end up with wrinkles?
  8. bobbyboo

    Im new here

    Welcome Lesley to the amputee club. I'm an a.k. amputee of over 40 years standing(and walking). I lost my leg in an accident when I was 5 years old. I can honestly say that anything I have ever wanted to do I have gone right ahead and done it. I went to school, danced, worked, married, brought up 3 kids and drive. I wish you lots of luck and joy Maureen
  9. bobbyboo

    Hello From South Carolina

    well done Don Victor!!! You are definitely a survivor. I know you've come through so much bad stuff you just will succeed. You're young, gutsy and strong and have great attitude and thats what will turn things round for you. Don't buy too many single shoes though because I know when you are up walking again (soon I hope) you'll just have to buy shoes in pairs like the rest of us. Goodluck and best wishes.
  10. bobbyboo

    Newbie:)

    HI GIRLS! I'VE LOVED READING ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCES OF LOSING A LIMB. I LOST MY LEFT LEG(ABOVE KNEE) AT 5 YEARS OLD. I WAS RUN OVER BY A BUS. THIS HAPPENED OVER 40 YEARS AGO SO YOU WILL KNOW I AM A GREAT DEAL OLDER THAN YOU YOUNG CHICKS BUT EVEN SO PRACTICALLY EVERY SINGLE THING YOU SAID I COULD HAVE BEEN WRITTEN BY ME AT SOME STAGE IN MY LIFE. I SPENT MY TEENAGE YEARS IN THE SIXTIES WHEN VERY SHORT MINI SKIRTS WERE FASHIONABLE AND I WORE MINE REALLY SHORT AS WELL.I DONT KNOW IF I LOOKED TOO GREAT BUT I ALWAYS LAUGHED A LOT AND DIDN'T HAVE MUCH TROUBLE ATTRACTING BOYS.IF ANY WERE TURNED OFF BECAUSE OF MY LACK OF ONE LEG THEN I WOULDN'T HAVE WANTED TO KNOW THIS TYPE ANYWAY. I STILL WALK WITH A LIMP(SO WHAT?) BUT I CAN WALK FOR LENGTHY DISTANCES, SKIP, DANCE, AND RUN(A BIT SLOWER NOWADAYS). I'M MARRIED AND HAVE RAISED 2 DAUGHTERS AND A SON AND I HOLD DOWN A FULL TIME OFFICE JOB. OK SO YOU'R NOT GOING TO BE A BALLET DANCER OR A FOOTBALL STAR BUT WITH A BIT OF COURAGE, DETERMINATION AND A GOOD PROSTHESIS YOU CAN ACHIEVE ALMOST ANYTHING. :D GO GIRLS!!! :D
  11. bobbyboo

    sea leg

    MANY YEARS AGO, WHEN I WAS A LITTLE GIRL I WAS CROSSING TO IRELAND FROM SCOTLAND ON BOARD A FERRY WITH MY FAMILY. MY BROTHER AND I WERE PLAYING 'CATCH' ON THE TOP DECK WHEN I TRIPPED AND FELL ON THE FLOOR. A MAN STANDING NEARBY HELPED ME TO GET UP, BUT I SUDDENLY REALIZED THAT THERE WAS NO FOOT AT THE BOTTOM OF MY TROUSER LEG! I LOOKED AROUND AND SAW MY FOOT COMPLETE WITH SHOE AND SOCK UNDER THE RAIL AT THE EDGE OF THE DECK READY TO FALL INTO THE IRISH SEA. UNABLE NOW TO WALK I ASKED MY HELPER TO RESCUE MY FOOT. THE POOR MANS FACE TURNED WHITE WITH FEAR AS HE HAD NOT REALIZED I WAS WEARING AN ARTIFICIAL LEG. MY DAD APPEARED JUST THEN, GATHERED UP ME AND MY FOOT AND EXPLAINED ALL TO THE RELIEVED PASSENGER. THE SHIPS ENGINEER WAS ABLE TO MAKE A TEMPORARY REPAIR(THE STRANGEST REQUEST HE'D EVER HAD) WHICH THANKFULLY LASTED UNTIL I REACHED THE LIMB FITTING CENTRE. :lol:
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