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oneblueleg last won the day on July 17 2012

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  1. oneblueleg

    Looking for an AKA amputee to have a chat with

    I've sent you a message icarus...
  2. oneblueleg

    Disability Living Allowance debate

    any more updates anyone?
  3. oneblueleg

    Disability Living Allowance debate

    Just rediscovered this forum! not very busy then, I guess I'm not the only one that forgot about it! Mick, your post is welcome! ;o) L2... I've not heard a lot since it all started, no great tales of woe, but then I guess it doesn't make for very interesting news...
  4. oneblueleg

    Disability Living Allowance debate

    Hello OBL Nice to hear from you, As for the changes I couldn’t really answer as I don’t know any amputees who get it , as for some others I know who get various benefits they seem to be waiting . Hi Mick, Long time no type... nice to hear from you and thanks for the response!
  5. oneblueleg

    Disability Living Allowance debate

    Ages since I have been here... how did everyone do as a result of the changes? Did the worst happen?
  6. oneblueleg

    Come on and share something funny

    Advantage: if you have a knee lock, as long as you lean into a corner, you can drink alcohol all night without falling over... Disadvantage: at some point you'll need to go to the loo... that ruins the advantage unfortunately... I realise I've just wasted my time at the keyboard...
  7. oneblueleg

    Osseointegration Part One

    Hi Paul, Like the others have said, sorry to hear you got hit by a car. Glad you're still up and about and able to do things. It's like all procedures, there will be good ones and bad ones and ones in between, it sounds like you don't have any regrets and that's what's important. Good luck with getting rid of the sticks!
  8. oneblueleg

    what great palls

    I know the title of the forum is reaching out, but I can't have much sympathy for anyone who feels that violence is a solution to anything... I have known people who massively over react to situations without thinking them through in a similar way and they tend not to keep friends for too long. Relationships are complicated affairs and never black & white, give your friends a chance... sounds like you can't be sure all of them said somethng anyway, if I was one of them and I hadn't been saying anything but just happened to be there, I'd be thinking maybe you aren't the sort of friend I need... seems this is nothing to do with being an amputee?
  9. oneblueleg

    Need help!

    How about, rub the tiniest amount of vasaline into the inside face of the straps of the sandal on that side with your finger, work it into the strap... just a thought, as I don't wear sandals...
  10. oneblueleg

    Socket question

    Hi Omppu, My socket looks like the one in the picture. I would not wear mine with the inner and the outer cut to the same length. It would cause pinching, which happens if you aren't entirely into the socket properly, but even if you are, I would not feel comfortable and happy to completely relax knowing I might get pinched at any time. If any amount of skin or tissue finds it's way out of the inner, it will find it's way between the inner and the outer, and that hurts! I would ask for the outer to be trimmed a little, if they haven't gone too far already. Also... it can be more comfortable if the inner can flex a little around the trim line...
  11. oneblueleg

    Disability Living Allowance debate

    That's really well written ann... couldn't put it better myself, but then that's no surpise to anyone
  12. oneblueleg


    Hi Grum, You might be right in what you say, but I would rather not spend £1000s then find out... but the Police you saw presumably were on the same private land... I know of a few stories of people getting stopped by the Police... they aren't going to be satisfied with your story I don't think... I'd be interested in their interpretation if you ever find out personally...
  13. oneblueleg


    I had a go at Leeds Castle in Kent (it's not legal over here in public (UK)) and got on really well. I'd love to own one but as I wouldn't be able to use it because of the law, except for on private land, there's little point. The guy at Leeds Castle was very accomodating and let me have a quick 'free' go to see if I was going to be able to manage it (then I had to pay him about £30 for a tour of the grounds). It was easier than I imagined. Within a couple of minutes we were off across country up and down hills, no problem (I had an off road one with big tyres). As Grum says, you have to trust it. It's quite unnerving at first as you have to lean forwards to get going and all you can think about is smashing your face into the ground... but it doesn't happen, it's quite a remarkable piece of kit. Such a shame we can't use them freely over here.
  14. oneblueleg

    Disability Living Allowance debate

    All good stuff Lynne and Ann... needs moe, I'm guessing places like this just aren't frequented enough to get any weight of momentum going... what I think would really help is a direct comparison between the specific criteria that were used to approve DLA, and those which approve PIPs. Then your average person in the street can see the difference. It's always the same, hit a minority and the majority are apathetic... make it clear to all and the voices against might get louder...
  15. oneblueleg

    Disability Living Allowance debate

    Lizzie2... it's been a couple of months, I hope you're OK, that's quite a time lag between visits... I'm the same, I dip in and out, but seriously, I hope there's not been any bad reason you haven't been around, I've missed you. If the ratings and criteria have changed making payments more difficult to get for those in real need it's wrong. The link you added above shows some scoring information, is there a comparison anywhere between what these ratings and criteria were under DLA? Aside from the argument about whether assessments are right or wrong, I think if the criteria have moved, so that for example, to be simplistic, you now need to be more immobile, or disabled, than previously to get your payments, that's not what has been portrayed by the government ministers. I would like to invite people on here to get enthused about what Lizzie2 is saying, this is pretty critical stuff to many people. Let's hear some real life stories of people being/going to be let down by PIP where before they were/are helped by DLA. I'm not a bully, far from it, please post and I'll give you a hug.... oh, no, that'll put people off too... sorry...