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  1. Caveman

    Adjustments

    I have gone down a shoe size on the renegade for the same reasons. What is an arty foot?
  2. Caveman

    Layers, and Layers, and Layers...

    thanks, never seem to be around to see the prosthetist. Just had three hard days on survey in Italy and the the abrasion returns, a weekend of rest beckons. Will pickup the new "posh" leg with revised socket geometry and the other interesting bits (the rheo knee and the renegade foot)on monday. will mak point of sorting aout Mr Mauch too. good weekend to all :D
  3. Caveman

    Layers, and Layers, and Layers...

    I am above the knee and have the roll - still get the abrasion. seem to be building up some extra skin in one spot now
  4. Caveman

    Time for a Game!

    WINE BARREL FENDER SQUASH BLOSSOM having lost control of the car into the ditch, he got out and found all this squash blossom on the fender; the smell was good. He came back and collected loads of the blossom in a wine barrel added some citric acid, sugar and lemon and made a lovely light cordial (well it works with elderflower) TAX DAWN BRICK
  5. Caveman

    Time for a Game!

    I am out of synch. sorry
  6. Caveman

    Time for a Game!

    some people think its scrummy to have a bath full of melted chocolate. not me. CATERPILLAR LADDER FOLIO
  7. Caveman

    Adjustments

    have people doing adjusting changed the pyramid to cope with different heel heights. I have only been wearing deck shoes: a pair of "city" brogues or other smarter shoes find the heel is all wrong and can hardly walk
  8. Caveman

    Layers, and Layers, and Layers...

    No extras needed with any of my three sockets beyond base liner. My problem is sores at the top of the socket where I have a daily tweak of DIY Gel , sheapskin and other soft bits. Been on survey in south of france for last five days standing, climbing much of time, so just letting leg breath while it all gets written up on the computer
  9. Caveman

    Belt System

    thanks as ever! Additional surgery (Revision I now know) then was mooted for me before 1st socket due to the massive ossification I have. Fortunately though the stump is v unusual in shape and gives a big bearing area - but makes the socket hard to fit!!
  10. Caveman

    Time for a Game!

    Hey Lizzie2, you must have a hell of hangover confusing a football and a trivet! Arbitration Aardvark Zygote
  11. Caveman

    Belt System

    I have the bayonet /liner system on the Rhoe and suction on the MAuch. The suction I find more secure., the liner more comfortable...... The set up on the Rheo needs shed loads of settng up still another sesson is set for tomorrow. Set up I am learning is all, posh components are secondary. what's a revision?
  12. Caveman

    Happy Birthday Caveman...

    Thanks all! My daughter made a superb dinner. Spent the day as a tutor to wannabee yacht surveyors.
  13. Caveman

    Time for a Game!

    I must have been bazookered to go to the party in a ball gown chatting up someone dressed as a giraffe FISH BRICK CLOUD
  14. Caveman

    Ditch and Run

    Welcome :D
  15. Caveman

    I Kneed Your Advice to Get A Foot Up!

    I was told that the C-leg programming only accepts Otto Bock feet. My prosthetist recommended the Rheo vs the C-leg for me ... who knows. my research suggested the C as I am ve active - apparently the rheo can take just as much. benefit is that it learns. Have a non ossur fioot - the Renegade which appears excelent
  16. Caveman

    The weirdest feeling

    I find the sensations most realistic with the leg on - I will try and scratch the no existent calf. no pain, ut phantom senstaion
  17. Caveman

    Prosthetic pain

    I have two prosthetists and two legs , both supplying excellent kit. One is state provision, the other is private. Their techniques are different as are the styles of socket. Both have been working hard and on comfort and function. the pain is history. Am using the mechanical rather at present ' coz after a 4 hour session - the socket fit is good and it works!! and some tweeking is needed on the the private lx leg but cant get a mutual meeting for 2 weeks. I am learning that set up is more important than technology. A good relationship with the prosthetist is essential, I am lucky.
  18. Caveman

    Here's my story and I'm sticking to it!

    I am new here too. The welcome and support that is here is tremendous. Screen names to unseen friends. Good luck with the progression
  19. Caveman

    yetanothernewbie

    it's a shame that for many (me included) that it takes major trauma to sort out life's true priorities. It also showed me the true colours of many frend and aquaintancies,
  20. Caveman

    yetanothernewbie

    Best wishes to all. After 30 years and 20,000 miles a year on a motorbike lost it to a lorry in November 2006. No claims, no insurance pay-outs, no blames - other than the white van that disappeared without trace........Collapsed in theatre , critical for 2 weeks, amputation above right knee after big infections. left leg bust but rebuilt; otherwise all intact. Non weight bearing for next 12 weeks weight for left leg to get sorted. Live in Edwardian house with 30 steps to front door and bedroom on third floor. not ideal. Friends assume will move house. My approach was if I cant live with the house, I cant go back to my old work. Got massive ossification to the stump. Report to medics on phone who say normal,see you at next scheduled outpatients. Severe depression at end of January when told have genetic condition with 1 x 10-6 probability ( 1 in a million) and may not be able to wear a prosthetic (too much internet research was half the problem. Seek second opinion and views of medic friends, move on and curse the consultant for lack of investigation, care and bedside manner after 5 months get the UK's top dog to confirm all ok, and what should have been dopne and that we all make mistakes..... Meanwhile,get basic NHS leg in March and have it on all day every day, never had any soreness, the ossifictaion has given a good bearing area. Back to work!!! back driving with LH accelerator. I am a marine surveyor (20ft to superyachts)_ and have to climb ladders crawl in bilges, cambered decks etc., so mobility is essential. Initially I got on a boat. took leg off and " bum-shuffled" as required. Have been doing everything of late without assistance both in UK and europe including checking in and security at Gatwick. Weekend job was as a flying instructor. Have got my unrestricted class 1 medical back from the CAA together with my commercial license and instructors rating; just need some students! Had family holiday a few week back touring Andalucia. Did everything would have done pre-accident apart from see swimming, but was pleased to esatblish can get in and out of a pool without problem. Got new knee and socket last week. (mauch and suction/liner) can't assess the knee as have broken skin on right cheek - the first time. this is the first time been limited by the prosthetic side rather than "intact side", utility of the superior knee is much better though. My 93 old hyper-active mother has kindly offered to buy me a state of the art leg rather than give dosh to the exchequer. Getting a rheo knee, renegade foot with liner/bayonet socket. Intial delivery and set up tomorrow. the mauch/rheo comparison will be very interesting. Sports - those I hope to get back to are cycling (off road) and skiing (wont be able to what I used to do, which was everything), but will be happy to be up the mountain on anything- skibobs seem a good option. Love sailing but never seem to have time and can get some good sea-trials with the day job. motorbikes are history. On the whole life is good. Slower, but good
  21. Caveman

    Comfort a realistic expectation?

    thanks for the wise words of experience! Sores are getting better. (large collection of creams and bandages from the bad times- head rather than leg) Collected rheo eqiopped leg this evening. comfort Sorting other tomorrow. Ladders as said elsewhere are part of the job, photo attached of the last two days survey specimen. leg lock is useful here. dib dib
  22. Caveman

    Comfort a realistic expectation?

    one of my oddities re shrinking, is that with the massive ossification - full width left to right and top to bottom, it is relatively stable- its a bit champagne cork shaped. good bearing area though.
  23. Caveman

    Comfort a realistic expectation?

    thanks as ever! I believe I have 2 good prosthetists (NHS and private) that are keen to get it right. I also think it will all be sorted, tuning is required, thats all.
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