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joyjoy

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About joyjoy

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  • Birthday 04/15/1953

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Ottawa, Ontario Canada

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  • Membership Type:
    Amputee
  • Amputation Type:
    aka
  • Amputation Date:
    01-01-2008
  • Amputation Cause:
    Blood CLots Diabeties
  1. joyjoy

    CROW. WALKING LEGBRACE

    I also have a similar leg brace I have drop foot and because I transfer from place to place from my wheelchair I tend to hurt my ankle as I cannot lift my foot off the ground. I am in a wheelchair and I also have diabetes I am a RAK and my remaining leg has neuropathy I cannot feel it from groin down there is a bit of feeling on the back of the leg. As I am not a candidate for the prosthesis program I can only read and perhaps with envy listen to you all as you walk forward. I would listen to your doc and wear the brace even though it is uncomfortable it will help. Joy
  2. joyjoy

    OMG being driven crazy

    Hi I too have not found the ideal way to deal with phantom pain, I find that if I keep my stump warm or wear my shrinker that it seems to help. Massage helps some what but I take gabapentin 4 times a day and although it does not take the pain away it takes the edge off. The weather does effect the level of pain. Maybe like you say the return to school has put more stress on you and the pain level has increased. Not sure but hope you can get it under some kind of control. Feel better soon. joy
  3. wonderful clip; hard to believe that this movie would be allowed to air in this politically correct age joy
  4. joyjoy

    Hello from Poland

    Welcome Eldar, I am a ove knee also in jan 08 hope you find the answers and ask the questions. joy
  5. joyjoy

    Happy Birthday Fivestring

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
  6. joyjoy

    Hello from Toronto

    Hi Nekky, Welcome from one Ontarian to another, my son lives in Toronto and I am there a lot although not recently due to my amputation. There are a lot of nice folks here I am sure you will fing the information and support you are looking for. Joy
  7. joyjoy

    Hello it's Mark from Cape Town

    Welcome Mark.
  8. joyjoy

    Hello from Australia

    Welcome I am a RAK I also suffer from circulation problems and when blood clots left me with 4 fem bypasses, my vascular surgeon tried several times to save my leg , I woke up to below knee which got infected and then went back in a few weeks later and I was an above knee. This happened over a period of six months, I came out of hospital late April 08 and had to go into a wheel chair as my left leg suffers from neuropathy and I have no feeling in it. I do know that you will regain a good quality of life when you regain your strength after surgery it sounds that it will improve your life a good deal. Although my surgery was not a scheduled one I did not have time to anticipate it so I did not have the fears you are facing. I am sure there are some folks here who will reply that can give you some great tips and information as you need it. Welcome to the forum and good luck with your upcoming surgery.
  9. joyjoy

    Hello from Michigan

    Hi Victor, you have shared a lot of feelings and emotions, and frustrations, all in one shot. When I read your introduction it sounded very honest you are finally dealing with your pain the drugs that numbed you are only a band aid to protect you from looking at the real problems. You are on your way to healing and getting on with life. I am very happy you have 11 months congrats, hope you find lots of support and it sounds like you can offer some as well. This is a good place looking forward to hearing from you again. Welcome Joy :D
  10. joyjoy

    The (new) alternative fairy tale

    and all the underwear
  11. joyjoy

    Yesterday I flew......

    WOWOWOWOWOWOWOW Awesome :o I like my feet on the ground but thats just me, congrads on doing what you love to do. The local gliding club here has offered rides to the disability club I belong to I have not taken them up but some have and loved it. :D
  12. joyjoy

    The (new) alternative fairy tale

    It was a hot, humid and dark in the old flour mill. I couldn't remember how Cat got me into another mess again. Then I saw the blood on the mill stone with fragments of Sparky's beer glass scattered on the floor. I jumped back in surprise as the door behind me banged open, and I saw the reason for the blood...a large hulking figure carrying a missing leg from an elephant named George. Ohhh, is George still alive I couldn't help wondering. "HELP someone call 911" yelled Sparky from his perch on top of the old big beautiful grand piano. I raced to the phone and dialed. Then ducked as a potato flew at my leg, hitting my prosthesis ....OUCH! Who did that? "Hey," I shouted, "Where did that come from?" And from the deepest, darkest corner came the most sinister laugh, sounding suspiciously like JohnnyV. I whirled on my one leg, like a prima ballerina...there was the elephant!! Tilting on three legs! He reached for the big, heavy pole with with its scythe-like blade, cut the potato into french fry sized pieces before scooping the pieces into Tammie's underwear drawer. Just then Cat walked into the room, covered in dark chocolate with peanuts. Hmmm, délicieux, said Elephant! Cat started throwing peanuts and giggled "Guess what? These peanuts are magic! I can be anyone, or cure anyone! Just, not exploding head syndrome which is only cured by shaving all your hair, going totally bald and giving George a ride to
  13. joyjoy

    The (new) alternative fairy tale

    It was a hot, humid and dark in the old flour mill. I couldn't remember how Cat got me into another mess again. Then I saw the blood on the mill stone with fragments of Sparky's beer glass scattered on the floor. I jumped back in surprise as the door behind me banged open, and I saw the reason for the blood...a large hulking figure carrying a missing leg from an elephant named George. Ohhh, is George still alive I couldn't help wondering. "HELP someone call 911" yelled Sparky from his perch on top of the old big beautiful grand piano. I raced to the phone and dialed. Then ducked as a potato flew at my leg, hitting my prosthesis ....OUCH! Who did that? "Hey," I shouted, "Where did that come from?" And from the deepest, darkest corner came the most sinister laugh, sounding suspiciously like JohnnyV. I whirled on my one leg, like a prima ballerina...there was the elephant!! Tilting on three legs! He reached for the big, heavy pole with with its scythe-like blade, cut the potato into french fry sized pieces before scooping the pieces into Tammie's underwear drawer. Just then Cat walked into the room, covered in dark chocolate with peanuts
  14. joyjoy

    Hi from Ontario Canada

    Hello from one canuk to another I am also from Ontario hope you like what you find on this forum lots of nice people here and some good information -joy :D
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