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About Amptrooper

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  • Birthday 09/23/1975

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    Georgia USA
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    I am a drummer, guitar player, bass player and singer. I play the Native American flute as well. I am a Lightsaber smith (builder).
    I do all kinds of art work. I love to do relief carvings in wood. I enjoy guns. Shooting them and working on them. I like my motorcycle even though I lost my leg from driving it. I like hanging out with my wife and kids and I love the ocean!
    There is a lot more I like to do but I would just bore you with all of it.

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    Motorcycle crash
  1. Amptrooper

    Ertl Amputation It Is....

    I remember laying on the table thinking "Wait, stop, hold on!! Think I changed.....snore, snore, snore!" LOL! You will question up to the second you fall asleep. Just try to remember what you have now. And that soon, you will have a new leg and be up and walking like nothing was wrong. Sure their are bad days. Think we all have that with or without limbs. But, always try to remember what you had before. Great that you landed it with Dr. Ertl. He is a really cool guy and as you know he is one of the best! The other best ones are also named ummmm, Ertl! LOL! Let us know when your going! I may be up that way some time this summer. If your there when I am I would love to stop by and say hi!
  2. Amptrooper

    Collage Park TruStep click

    Thanks Dave! I am going to give that a try and if you don't mind I would like to send your message to my old boss at the prosthetic clinic. We told our CP Rep about the problem and of course he knew nothing. Now, the CP Trustep does come with grease for the joints. I agree that it attracts dust and i thin that is one of the down falls. I usually don't grease them as they really don't seem to need it. But, the last foot we got in that was doing it we tried it as the rep suggested. It worked for a week or so and that was it. Again, I am going to try it the way you said and I will let y'all know what happens.
  3. Amptrooper

    Sick of the pain!!!!!!!!!!

    Actually there is a lot of big time studies going on. That is why the medical community is changing it's mind on it. There are 3 institutes that have totally devoted all their studies to the medicinal qualities of marijuana. So, at this point is is not based off of experience. there is a real science to it. I'll see if I can find the links to one of the studies. I thought I saved it in my favorites but I can't see it there.
  4. Amptrooper

    Collage Park TruStep click

    Like a foot powder?
  5. Amptrooper

    Hello again! Been a while!

    Yes, lets blame the leg! We are still but youngsters!
  6. Amptrooper

    Sick of the pain!!!!!!!!!!

    Reviving an old thread. So, pain has always and is still a BIG issue. I did however find some relief. A friend of mine who lives in Colorado and who has major back problems from a compressed disk and who also works in a dispensary suggested something. Now, I was totally against it at first because of everything I have heard about it in school and collage and the government. So, I stared looking into medical and scientific websites that are ran by the Dr.s and researchers. It seems that everything I have been told about it is not exactly true. Seems that the government is against more so because they make a lot of money from it being illegal. From fines to actually selling it to other countries and even putting it into the public to justify their "War on Drugs"! Funny how the 2 most dangerous drugs in the world are the 2 that are most readily available and fully legal! That would be alcohol and Tobacco. The herb, not a weed, is called cannabis or marijuana. I use it in a vaporizer so, I am not smoking it and Dr.s say that is the best way to use it and using it this way relieves the only "danger" that this herb had. Meaning it is not good to burn and smoke anything. So, using a vaporizer keeps me safe from any lung problems. The side effects are much less then with pain pills. I do not use it to get high. Only for pain and only at night to help with the pain and help me to sleep. I have to say, it is quite amazing how well it works. Unlike with pain pills that only dull the pain, this actually gets rid of the pain totally! And no, I don't see things or laugh or any of the wired things they talk about in school and in propaganda movies. I am not saying this is for everyone and surly you must be careful of laws in your area. In the USA marijuana is has gotten a lot of research and is now being understood by the medical community for it amazing healing properties. Therefor it is slowly becoming legal in the states. Georgia (the state I live in) has a little know law that makes it legal for medical use that was actually passed back in 1981. Just most people don't know about it. I found it and so now I am fully compliant with the law. I know this is very controversial and I understand that this post may get removed. Please understand though, that i am not talking about illegal drugs. Medical Marijuana is perfectly legal here with a Dr.s script. There are pills that people talk about here that are illegal in certain states or countries and just because it is a pill it is allowed. There is also a pill for Marijuana called Marinol. I hear Marinol is worthless but, it is legal in all states and most countries. So, it works for me and it may work for you. I suggest you talk with your Dr. first.
  7. I have a Collage Park Tru Step foot. I like it a lot because of it's ability to handle all kinds of terrain but, it has begun to constantly click. I worked for a while at a prosthetic clinic and we had one other person who had the exact same thing. All we could do was to take the whole foot apart and clean all the working parts and re lube it. That seems to do the trick for a while but it only lasts a week or so then it goes right back to clicking. Anyone have that happen and if so, any solutions that you have come up with that works?
  8. Amptrooper

    Hello again! Been a while!

    Hello every one! So it has been quite a while since I have posted anything here. So I wanted to say Hi and show y'all what I have been doing. I still have work that needs to be done on my leg so some days are better then others. Anywho, As some of you know I was working on getting and building Star Wars StormTrooper armor and joining the 501st (a world wide Star Wars Costuming group). Well, thanks to a great person donating enough money to get everything for the costume, it is now a reality. I have been trooping as the AmpTrooper for a year now! I have also been elected in the recent elections as the squad leader for our local group. Trooping has been a blessing! I love meeting other amputees and people with handicaps. Other people have said just seeing me has brought them inspiration and joy! That is great! This whole thing isn't about me, it is about what the AmpTrooper means to other people. Even though trooping for me is very hard and it puts me down for about a week it is still a blessing and I will continue to do it.Here are some pictures: (Click the picture to see the full size) So, that is a little of what I have been up too. To see more pictures and updates you can friend me on Face book. I think I am the only AmpTrooper there! ;) LOL! I hope to be on here a little more this year. Just have a lot to do with being squad leader and all. But i do miss it here! God bless!
  9. Workin, support goupin, and troopin with the amp!

  10. hope you have sorted your pain, i have always had phantom pain, but last year it got real bad so i went on lyrica & its been good, lessened the pain a lot altho' not altogether

    hope you got on ok


    ps i am also a motorcycle accident amputee!!!

    yamaha virago 535! cheers

  11. Amptrooper

    Georgia Support Group

    Where was it held? When is the next one? Sorry if this info posted elsewhere, I haven't looked around. Thanks. We are having it at Boland Prosthetic & Orthotic Center (it is where I work. No sales pitches or anything like that). 110 Osigian Blvd. Warner Robins, GA 31088. We are going to be having meetings every first Tuesday of the month at 7pm. You are welcome to come! It is in the early stages right now. We will have speakers at times and information and most important good fellowship! This will be a safe place for us to open up to each other and reach out to others in the Middle Ga area. Hoping to have a picnic this summer as well! Good times to come!
  12. Amptrooper

    Sick of the pain!!!!!!!!!!

    Hi Amptrooper, I assume you are talking about neurostimulation, if you google it there is lots of info out there. I have heard of it and there is research proving that it works for some people. Good luck with it all, hope you continue to get some relief from the drugs. Well, the drugs are not that great! I went to the pain Dr. again and they said to just stay on it. I would really like to just go back to the Lortab at this point. I don't care if I get addicted to it as long as it helps. Stupid Michael Jackson! Had to go ruin it for everyone! Just kidding. I think that is what it is called. Nerowhatsitwhat! Sounds good to me! I wonder which people it works for!
  13. Amptrooper

    In need of some courage!!

    Wow, I am late to this one! Today is the day! I know you will not read this for a while as you will be healing and all. I had my amputation after trying to keep my busted up leg for a year after a motorcycle accident. I had a lot of pain in my leg and would need many more years of surgery to end up with a fused ankle and many bone grafts if I kept it. I am glad I took the plunge and had it done. Recovery really was not bad as you will find. I had my surgery 900 miles away and we drove back three days after the surgery. And I was up on crutches and getting around without a problem. It felt weird to put it down but not bad. Anywho, I'll be praying for ya! Let us know how things went. God bless!
  14. Amptrooper

    Georgia Support Group

    Well we did it! We now have the Middle Georgia Amputee Support Group! We had our first meeting last Tuesday and had a great time!!! Can't wait for the next meeting!
  15. Amptrooper

    AmpTrooper on face book!

    Hey y'all, I just wanted to let y'all know that the AmpTrooper (my Star Wars costume for kids) is on Face Book. I will be posting times and dates of where the AmpTrooper will be and I will be sharing pictures of the AMpTrooper at parades and comic book shows and most importantly at the hospital and amputee clinics for kids! This is going to be a great year! http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php...100000878362073