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Stormy1952

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  1. Stormy1952

    Devotee

    I am in a Dating 4 Disabliies dating web site and I keep on running into these people called devotees. Are these people for rear or are they weirdos or stalkers. Some of them are even married. I have had one or two get mad at me because I wouldn't chat with them. What is their deal?
  2. I just went into the Otto Bock Web Site. And to my surprise I found out that my Orthotics tech didn't tell me about all the comfort and safety parts that were available for my C-Leg. I found an rotation adapter so that it would make it easy for me to put my shoes on or even cross my leg. The I found a Torsion Adaptor that would give my leg more mobility and a harmonic gait pattern. But last it is a totally different foot than what I have. They told me the one I had was the best. Ha, ha. I have to go have my warranty work done on my leg. Well they are going to find out how unhappy this camper I am. And while they have it in the shop they can get me fixed right so that I can walk without falling or else. I am so very glad that I have joinned this forum. It has shown me what I have been shorted just because they think I don't know about it and because I am medicare and medicaid. They have done messed with the wrong wildcat. Liz
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    Jupiter Foot

    Well I got my leg back quicker than they thought they would from Otto Bock. And by the grace of God and my fussing I got two of the three parts I wanted. I got my rotator and I got a new foot but it wasn't the one I wanted. I can't find the foot on the Otto Bock website. It is called a Jupiter. I would like to know if anyone has heard about it or every dealt with one. It is really great because now I can walk barefooted. I hate shoes in the house. If anyone has heard of this foot or has one let me know what you think of it.
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    I Didn't Get All The Parts

    I am getting two of the three parts I was wanting. It took me calling the home office of Snell Prosthetics to get what I needed. They called me this morning and told me none of the parts would fit my leg. Well I stuck to my guns and with God's help I got what I needed. :D
  5. Stormy1952

    Devotee

    You rang Dave 06? I am the one who started this dicussion. I have only been an amputee 2 years and 4 months but then in a dating site called Dating 4 Disabled I started running into the so called Devotees and I didn't know if they were safe or just weirdos and to steer clear of them. Liz Why not date a non disabled person? Missing a limb to some is really no big deal unless you make it one. Or make it a issue. How can you date a non disabled person when you can't find one who will date you. I am in two dating sites for normal people and all the men I have meet in there have only one thing on their mind and it is a piece of ass. They don't look at me like I am a human being with feelings who wants to be loved just like they want to. Life is starting to suck big time. stormy1952 Then those kind of people are not worth anyone..yes there are wonderful people who will accept. If some accaept it themselfs. No big deal?......what?...for who?.....it's a bloody big deal for me and all I lost is a foot. I'm extremely lucky that I am loved by someone who loves me for who I am.....lots of people don't have that....why on earth would you deny them finding someone. I think its a big deal if one makes it a big deal So we have lost a leg, foot, arm. whatever big deal, its the heart and good soul that makes a person not a limb..that is not what makes a person love or want another. Maybe its more than a misisng limb.
  6. Stormy1952

    Devotee

    You rang Dave 06? I am the one who started this dicussion. I have only been an amputee 2 years and 4 months but then in a dating site called Dating 4 Disabled I started running into the so called Devotees and I didn't know if they were safe or just weirdos and to steer clear of them. Liz
  7. Stormy1952

    Hall of Inspiration

    Great write up Ali. Keep up the good work and persue your dreams to the fullest. Liz ;)
  8. Stormy1952

    Ditch and Run

    My name is Liz Haggard. This whole mess started in 2004 with me having to have my right knee replaceed after having it replaced several years before. I was living with my boy friend of the time tyring to help him with his epilepsy. I knew he was smoking weed but I didn't know he was using Meth. Well on this particular day my boy friend and I had been fighting about not a darn thing. I in turn had to go to my family doctor here in town to get my leg checked and x-rayed. I went home to pick him up so he could be in the vehicle with me when I got the shot the office had sent me to get at the hospital. He went with me but I drove back to the dr office to wait to see if I had to go to my orthopedic in Hot Springs, AR. Well I didn't. When we left the doctors office he beat me back to my Jeep and dedrove us home. But little did I know that he had been plotting what is fixing to happen for a while. We (and I still do) live in an apt. complex with two deep ditches on either side of the drive way. When we get to the driveway he heads straight for it. The last thing I remember seeing was the edge of the ditch. When I can too I was being put on the x-ray table at our hospital here. I had hit my right side of my head. my right hand but I didn't know about the leg yet because they waited till the next day to x-ray it after they had taken the brace off of it. They didn't want to give me anything for pain. I said no meds no x-rays. They finally got it x-rays and ship me to Hot Springs. They had to move me sheets and all. There was that much pain. In the ambulance I asked to see the x-rays and they told me I wouldn't be able to see them good back there. Bull S..T. I was an Emergency Medical Technition for 8 years I knew what I was looking at. After they got me to the hospital they got me ready for surgery and my doctor (who I found out lied to me) came and told me he couldn't fix the leg. So I told him to amputate my right leg above the knee. His collegues came in and told me the same story. And then the psychiatrist came in wanting to know what I told the dr and I told him. I told him to cut it off because when I die I will be whole in heaven. So they did. They night of the surgery the boyfriend came to see if they had cut if off and they had. Forgot to tell you he didn't stay up there with me. The next day he came up there and told me he had a sruprise for me. When I got home he was moving out. I have forgiven this man for what he has done to me. It is now God's job to deal with him.
  9. Stormy1952

    I Didn't Get All The Parts

    Why didn't the Otto Bock say that the torsion adaptor had to come with the original leg. That really sucks. The tech told me I couldn't have a new c-leg for five years according to Medicare. I think they are so full of bull S..T. As far as the loaner being heavier the tech even told me it was heavier. I just had a new socket made before I found out about the rotator. I just hope God smiles on me a I get at least the rotator. Liz
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    I Didn't Get All The Parts

    I have a loaner C-leg right now and have noticed that it "feels" heavier as well. I think it is because the hydraulics are a bit "looser" with the loaner legs...thus with the same program as my leg there seems to be less resistance on the swing. This causes the leg to swing forward and back faster...which translates into it "feeling" heavier. And BTW, I was told that they currently have a 6-week turnaround on warranty work. I have I think is what is the first c-leg made for a loaner. It is heavier because the tech told me it was. In fact he almost couldn't get the thing to take my settings. They use an older model laptop and Windows 98 program to program the legs. I may wind up having to go to head office in Little Rock, AR about my problems.
  11. Stormy1952

    I Didn't Get All The Parts

    Would you please explain them to me please?
  12. Stormy1952

    TATTOOS!

    No not a bad idea. I have a white tiger tattoo under my socket. In fact I did it my self. Did you know that you can get them put on the socket. I am going to put a cross on my socket. Stormy
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    Ditch and Run

    I agree but to me some things are unforgetable. I don't even have nightmares about the wreck. God has blocked all the bad memories out because the last thing I remember seeing was the edge of the driveway. Then I was in guess you culd say I had a bad concussion. And I thank him for that and being there for me in my time of need. Liz
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    I Didn't Get All The Parts

    I took my leg back today for the warranty work. They almost could get the loaner leg to program and it is an older model c-leg and is way heavier. Well I brought up the parts I wanted like the rotator adaptor, the torsion adaptor, and the Greissinger foot. I got told by the tech he would have to do more research into the torsion adaptor and some into the rotator. But he told me I wouldn't like the foot. So I argued with him the reason I wanted the foot because of it being more stable. Well he finally gave in and said he would try to get one so I could try it out to see if I would like it. These people are such idiots. It is going to take a month for my warranty work to get done and I bet it won't be any better. Liz
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    Ditch and Run

    Not really Austin. I am a Christian and I do whatever the Bible tells me to do. It tells me to love my enemies I love them. But most of all it tells me to forgive peoplel who have hurt me so that I might be forgiven. Liz
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    I Didn't Get All The Parts

    My leg goes in Tuesday for warranty work and I am going in armed with all the stuff I found on the website. I know they will holler Medicare and Medicaid won't pay for it. I look at it like this how do they know until they try. I wouldn't jump off on something on my leg right night if I had to to save my life. I don't trust my leg. I don't think the people who are working on it know what they are doing. I know that the tech is trying his best. Scnell just wanted to be the first in the state with the c-leg. Liz
  17. Stormy1952

    Phantom Pain Relief Without Medication

    I am new to this site and I too have really bad phantom pain. Please don't find me as trying to be nasty but I have found that there are times when I am hurting really bad and that if I have a date and we happen to have sexual activity that it takes the pain away for quit some time. Now I am not trying to sound cheap but I am divorced so I am dating and I happen to notice the pain going away one night and I thought that I may bring this up for those of you who are married or may be single and dating, Liz
  18. Stormy1952

    Is this normal???????

    A shrinker sock is used to reduce the size of the stump after the amputation and so they can get it into a cone shape so that it will fit the socket better. The band on them really rool up on you and you have to wear them 24-7 or until the orthotis tells you to stop and you are ready for your socket. Liz
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    Is this normal???????

    My amputation was in April of 2005 and my phantom pain is living hell. I am on Darvocet N- 100 and 6 mg of Lorazapam to take care of my pain. May wind up going to a neurologist. Liz
  20. Stormy1952

    I Kneed Your Advice to Get A Foot Up!

    The C-Leg has the own knee integrated into it. I have a C-Leg for a below the knee amputation. I am having alot of trouble since they put my new socket on it. IN fact it is time for me to take my C- Leg in for warranty work. The foot is suppose to be the best one made but to me it doesn't have enough flex in it. And I advise you don't put the foam cover on it because it may only weigh a few ounces it feels like lbs when they add it to the leg. Liz
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