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  1. snuba

    Swimming Amps....

    Still getting use to it, it's very simple, but another nice thing is, it comes apart very easy, can be packed as a carry on.
  2. snuba

    Swimming Amps....

    Just received my Water Leg two days ago, will not have the chance till summer to use it in a pool. Have been using it around the house, its only 7lbs total which is very nice. My reg. leg is a Rheo knee and about 16 lbs, so quite a difference. Will keep you posted as it goes.
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    Rheo 2 Knee

    Been on a Rheo for a year and a half. Love it, was on a total knee which I hated. The Microprocessor works so well, I haven't fallen since I have been on it. Is a pain to plug in every night, and CAN NOT get it wet at all. Im just got fitted of a water leg, so hope this gets me around that a little. One other thing it is very heavy. I went with it due to it is much shorter then a c leg, and could fit a rotator and a shock absorber under it. With the cleg leg due to Im a long AK, none of these would fit. Jim Thanks Jim, I most certainly will not get it wet. Do you have the Rheo 1 or the Rheo 2. Thanks again Rheo 2, it is a little lighter then a 1 and smaller.
  4. snuba

    Rheo 2 Knee

    Been on a Rheo for a year and a half. Love it, was on a total knee which I hated. The Microprocessor works so well, I haven't fallen since I have been on it. Is a pain to plug in every night, and CAN NOT get it wet at all. Im just got fitted of a water leg, so hope this gets me around that a little. One other thing it is very heavy. I went with it due to it is much shorter then a c leg, and could fit a rotator and a shock absorber under it. With the cleg leg due to Im a long AK, none of these would fit. Jim
  5. snuba

    vacuum sockets

    looking for different shop's on the east coast for vacuum socket's. Have one now, made at Allied in Philadelphia, looking for something Ive seen before, a more open design, with less pressure on the limb. Any help would be of great help.
  6. Just a theory, think about this. If I stand with out a prosthetic leg in the parallel bars and hold my self up with just my arms, and let my legs just dangle, they both just point straight to the floor. If I do the same with my leg on, the the prosthetic leg hangs at a angle of maybe 10 degrees out, while the other still hangs straight down. So now when I try to walk Im using muscles to keep the leg pulled in, and after a while I develop pain, if I swing the leg out wide and not pulling the leg in any more the pain goes away. The socket is causing the leg to go out on a angle away from normal, due to it pushing into the groin area. Im thinking if the leg was able to hang and not have to be pulled in there wouldn't be the pain I experiencing. Is it normal for the socket to push the leg out like that? With the prosthetic weighing in at 11+ pounds you would think it would hang straight down just due to the weight. Make sense to me, but maybe Im wrong.
  7. The Rehab Hospital I go to in Philadelphia uses them as part of their therapy. Im a RAK, they tried about anything that I could do, its good for balance also, I found that to be most helpful. I never got one for around the house, it sure is a good idea thou. Stay in touch, and lets ys know how you make out. Jim
  8. snuba

    Stump Nicknames??

    Yea, I go with calling it "my leg" stump is something thats just doesn't sound good, not a good ring to it at all.
  9. snuba

    Swim Leg

    Got my Dr. to write me a prescription for a swim leg, not alot online about them, any one have one and how is it working out for you. Saw one by OTTO Bock, but kind of looked like a wooden leg.
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    Swim Leg

    Thats alot of mile's I must say. Have never before used anything, but do miss walking on the beach. We travel quite a bit and think this leg will make it much more enjoyable.
  11. snuba

    Swim Leg

    Ended up going with the Otto Bock Swim leg, one nice thing about it, it comes apart at the knee, so is easy to pack to take it on vacation. Only bad thing is there is no adjustments, once its made thats it. My leg guy has been very good in the past so I trust he will do ok with this leg. http://www.ottobock.com/cps/rde/xbcr/ob_us_en/08cat_13.pdf
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    New through knee amputee as of 8/13/2010

    Hi Jane, Acupuncture never worked for me, had ten sessions just to make sure! I use farobloc each night, it's a bit like a Hoover bag, but strangely does help a bit. Still using drugs five years down the line, they take the edge off it. Acupunture did work very well at all, tried Mirror therapy with out ant luck. Next step is the farobloc, could you tell me more about this? And where to get it. Thanks in advance, Jim
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    Phantom limb pain

    Had the first treatment, went well, very interesting, the Dr wants me to continue for one treatment a week for the month to see what relief I get from it. My workers Comp will not pay, so I agreed to try it for the month and go from there.
  14. snuba

    one way valve

    Hi Bud, Wow, I have been using an AK suction socket since 1980 with a valve that has a button that allows air in or out of the socket. I did not even know there were valves without a button. They make one that is basically a plug, so you step into the sock and then put it in, have read on here of people that use then.
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    Phantom limb pain

    I am going for Acupuncture therapy tomorrow for PP, I'll keep you posted. My insurance will not pay for it, but the cost isn't much if it works!!!
  16. snuba

    one way valve

    Yes, I use that type. Very easy just to step into it, have heard of some problems with lint in the valve, but never had it happen to me yet.
  17. Wants the Phantoms to go away

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    Left knee update.

    Wow, that really hit home, it fits my night exactly. I have been on schedule to have injections in the nerve's to stop it, but have a hard time getting it together with the doctor, spoke two days ago to the Rehab Doctor about acupuncture I hope to have it started my the end of the month, I will keep you informed. I've been a RAK amp, for 15 months now. Jim
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    Amputation surgery finally done!

    Keep that great attitude, and keep us all up on your progress.....
  20. snuba

    New amputee / to forum

    Welcome to the forum, from what I have read, your lucky to be alive!!! There is alot of info to be found here.
  21. Id be very interested in these videos, am quite a bit older than you, but videos are a great help in teaching me ways to do different things on my leg.
  22. snuba

    Is there a no talc powder?

    corn starch based powders
  23. snuba

    Hello! Newbie here..

    Hi Jim, Thanks for your reply. Do you mind tell me which leg you have, meaning which knee joint and foot? How has the first year been, I've heard that the first year is usually the roughest. Hope you are doing great now! Hema Hema I just got the Rheo Knee with the Ossur Vari-Flex with EVO foot. The first year was alot of learning, I rehab at Moss Rehab Hospital in Philadelphia. They were very good at pain control and therapy. Comfort of the leg was the biggest issue with me, still making adjustment's at this time. Keep in touch. Jim
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    Hello! Newbie here..

    Hi Hema I just went past my first year after my RAK amp. have just got my definitive leg. You will have days you think about it, but they get fewer and fewer for me. Welcome to the forum, they are a very good group of people here. Jim Wolf
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    Rheo knee

    Have been on a Rheo knee now for 2 months, and walking fairly well, but stairs and ramps still are not going well, the Ossur reps tell me I should be going down ramps straight leg up to 60 degrees of decline. This sounds way out of line to me. And stairs are hard, due to it seems like the leg just drops you down to the next step, have tried different settings with the PDA. Also sitting in a chair, they say that you should be able to "ride" the leg down as you go to sit. Any one have any input, that is on this or another Micro. possessor knee. Jim
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