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About Byteme12

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  • Birthday 10/22/1952

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    Peachtree city Ga.
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    Wine,Beer,scuba diving,outdoors more if you ask!

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  • Amputation Type:
    Bilateral above the knees
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  • Amputation Cause:
    Ran over by train
  1. Byteme12

    New here

    Hello David, I am sorry for your loss, but I am happy you are still with us. Long story short, no pun intended; Lost both my legs above the knees while working for the railroad in 2003. Went back to work for the railroad in 2005 and am still with them. I have a new hobby of offroading. I built up my Jeep with some help. I tried for 2 years to walk with c-legs, but determined it wasn't for me. I am still using a manual chair to help stay in "shape", (hopefully not round). And Life goes on. You will be surprised when you do get fitted and start your therapy. It will take work, and most important a GOOD ATTITUDE, but you will walk again. May the Good Lord help you, your family and friends to all help each other through this. I know He saved me and now I try to help others to see that life does not end or even slow down just because of a "bump in the road of life". 2 more factors to remember: This isn't for eternity and there are so many more people out there with more serious problems than what I have. Adjust, improvise and overcome. Keep the Faith. Vince
  2. Byteme12

    Thought this may help

    Ain't none of us getting younger except for the ladies, they just stay ageless
  3. Give this lady a call also. Very good. Works with Hanger. And is in Tucker, GA. Paula G. Katz C.P.O. 2258 Northlake Pkwy. Suite 100 Tucker, GA 30084 770-939-2640 Good Luck!!
  4. Byteme12

    Jacqui coming home

    Not exactly sure what you had done, but I was lucky and only had some phantom sensations, toes tingled, foot itched etc. Iwas told to try a couple things. Tense and relax the limb muscles. Also try to get your mind use to the idea that the leg, foot or whatever is missing is gone. Look down and think I shouldn't be feeling that because the foot, leg etc. isn't there. Kind of a mind over matter. Also if you start using a prosthetic that seems to help the phantom pains/sensations to diminish for SOME people not all. I gte a pian some times, but it usually is because I need to adjust how I am sitting in the wheelchair. I hope you recoup quickly and am back to walking soon.
  5. Byteme12

    Thought this may help

    My reunion Wanted to share this article. I think it's in the right place.
  6. Byteme12

    watch me on Tyra Banks Show!

    Nevermind. Couldn't delete. Sorry.
  7. Byteme12

    So Silent!!

    Byteme12 who was with the group, but has been very quiet till now.... "I could never try that on a cop........if I go to court I don't have a leg to stand on"
  8. Byteme12

    Georgia Support Group

    Where was it held? When is the next one? Sorry if this info posted elsewhere, I haven't looked around. Thanks.
  9. Byteme12

    1 year later

    Hello Derrick, Going to be my 7 yr. anniversary in April. Lost my legs above the knees while working at the railroad. Worked with prosthetics for 2 yrs., but it wasn't for me. It gets easier if you let it get easier. I've been lucky. No nightmares/dreams of my accident. Yes, I do go over it sometimes, but that's the past. You're alive and have friends and family to help you and they need for you to have the good attitude to help them. My biggest problem is the change of seasons. Can't do all the things I use to, but I try to do somethings. God bless and help you through this time. These wonderful people here will help with whatever questions you have.
  10. Byteme12

    What do you say?

    Makes you wonder if you went in for surgery that they would operate on the correct one!! LMAO
  11. Byteme12

    feeling down

    Hello Tess, Needless to say I get my fair share of stares. I either smile at them or look elsewhere and move on. The children are the best. They come back for 2 or 3 looks sometimes. The parents just about die if they ask me, "where are your legs?". I hope you start feeling like your old self. I myself do not like looking in a mirror to see me in the chair. I can tell you you'll get a lot of support and happy thoughts here. Hang in there. God bless you and your family.
  12. Byteme12

    Turkey Day

    Late as usual. Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. We didn't cook this year so our house didn't have that wonderful turkey roasting smell. Maybe next year.
  13. Byteme12

    Spasm/clenching sensation

    I have never had any phantom pains, very lucky. Just at the begining I had some phantom sensations, toes or feet itching. Now I get an occaisional sharp, quick pain(s), but if I adjust how I'm sitting or lift myself off my butt it goes away. It may take a couple seconds or maybe up to 1/2 minute. I had read it may just be a blood vessel that I have cut off the circulation to or a nerve I'm compressing. I hope you find relief in some way. Hang in there.
  14. Byteme12

    Hello all.

    Hello Ed. I too have been away from here for a while. I'm a DAK. Lost both legs while working at the railroad back in 2003. I did try prosthetics for 2 years, but it wasn't for me. I'm sure you'll do just fine when you get yours. Sorry it is taking so long for you to get it. But once you do you'll be just as good as before. Hang in there.
  15. Byteme12

    Da Blues

    Thanks everybody. I am feeling much better today even though the weather is still gloomy. Just sometimes too many things go wrong and it builds up. After a good cry or two I feel better. Yes I said cry. Haven't seen the youtube yet since I'm at work. I'll take a look tonight at home. Again thanks for the pick-me-up.