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  1. I am probably not going to be around next week so I want to wish you all: HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
  2. CanAm

    Hey all you AK's!

    Just a note to say I wrote to them, BUT, I also found a variety of pin system liners by clicking on the word PROSTHETIC from the link you sent us Lynne. So thanks. :)
  3. CanAm

    Hey all you AK's!

    Thanks Lynne, I'll send them an E-mail.
  4. CanAm

    Hey all you AK's!

    Erik or Lynne, Do either of you know if these liners can be used in a locking pin system? The link that Lynne provided didn't say anything about that and the picture of them makes me think it can't. Am I right?
  5. CanAm


    This is for those of you (like me) who are not familiar with all of the teminology: http://www.amputee-coalition.org/fact_shee...efinitions.html
  6. CanAm

    What do you say?

    "So you were in a car accident?" "Yeah, I used to have a lead foot and now I have a plastic one." ;) "I was gonna sue but I didn't have a leg to stand on."
  7. Thanks Anthony's Mom and Trailmaster Toby! It's good to know you like the Hanger ComfortFlex socket. I went to see a new prosthetist last week for a liner that didn't make me itch and he was showing that socket to me. I think the fact that you both like it, and hearing that it is less uncomfortable when sitting is why I posted my question. This new prosthetist and the articles I've read on it were all positive about it, but I wanted to get some actual unbiased user oppinions too. So thanks. The prosthetist also said it was three pounds lighter than the one I have now, since mine was made 8+ years ago and it's like solid hard plastic. To me that statement sounded a little hard to believe though since I'm 6'5" and I figure my whole prosthesis weighs 7-10 pounds. I DO believe it IS lighter though, but just not that much. Anyway, thanks. I was just curious and looking ahead. Times are tough financially these days so I went ahead and ordered the hypoallergenic liner I came in for, plus a sock and a shrinker. The 20% I have to pay for those items will be around $112 and THAT I can afford. But, my 20% cost to replace my old socket with this new ComfortFlex will run me over a $1000 and that will have to wait for now.
  8. Hi all, Is anyone out there using the Hanger ComfortFlex socket? If so, what do you think of it?
  9. CanAm


    What is e45 cream? What does it do? Does it help?
  10. CanAm


    Thank you all for your thoughts and advice. I do use and have tried many different creams, ointments and lotions. I have used one or more every night at bedtime for the past fifteen years. And, I also know that my stump can vary in size. However, it just so happens that I AM going to see a new prosthetist this afternoon about something else, and I will ask him about my new callouses. Thanks again.
  11. CanAm


    Hi mmarie, Are you a very active person?
  12. CanAm


    When I lost my leg in 1994 the doctors and nurses told me I would eventually get callouses on my stump. But for me that didn't start to happen until recently. Maybe it's because I'm not a very active person. Who knows. Anyway, I am just curious as to how to handle this. GOT CALLOUSES?
  13. CanAm

    Where Y'all from

    I'm a male RAK living in the city of Corona, Southern California.
  14. Hi tomer, and thanks. My socket fits just fine. However, my stump is real short so I figure the lighter the prosthesis the better.
  15. CanAm

    Amputee T- Shirts

    Hi Dave, I checked out that website and saw a couple shirts I liked. Too bad they didn't come in tall sizes.