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About c_jay_ie

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  • Birthday 11/09/1984

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    The Boglands of Weshtern Ireland (but studying in the Pale)
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    First aid, planes, trains, automobiles, anything engineering. Torn between wanting to go into aerospace or assistive technology/prosthetics (someday I'll make up my mind, but not yet)

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  1. Hi all, It's a long time since I had ambitions (sadly unrealised, I'm afraid) of becoming a prosthesist, so I haven't been round here all that much. But today, I came across something I felt I had to share, since there's probably a fair few of ye who'd benefit from seeing these. Youtube: MyAmputationDiary's channel She's documenting her path from elective amputation to prosthesis, and hopes to help other people who will go through what she is going through. Best wishes all, Colm PS- If you must know, I came across this via >this video<. Hope my boredom now creates some good karma :)
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    I saw this, and thought of......

    Nope. Well, try these..... You'll have to copy'n'paste, the url thingy doesn't seem to be working. Bye all!
  3. Hi guys, long time since I've visited. Hope you're all well. Saw some videos and thought of ye...... Lets see if this works: <object width="425" height="350"><param name="movie" value=" name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src=" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="350"></embed></object>
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    Messages for Martine Wright

    I haven't visited the site in ages, but I read the article in the Sunday Times today and it reminded me of here. It's great to see you guys all supporting Martine, and Martine, if you are here, you'll find a bunch of people who'll support you all the way! Non-amp as I am, I don't feel I have a clue about what you've gone through. I'll just say I finished the article today and then asked myself "what am I whinging about?". It's great to see you coming out the other side and rising up to take life by the horns. Best of luck! Colm PS My regards to Bill and Ben. They looked well in the paper (very space-agey!), and I hope they don't give you any trouble! PPS Just trainers for the rest of your life!? You talk to the ladies here, they'll set you straight!
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    A man goes to the zoo

    Hellleww all! Just popped in, thought I'd add..... "Doctor, I've got a cricket ball jammed up my arse!" "Oh, How's that?" "Don't you start!"
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    around the world

    Hi Andy, One half of me is green with envy that you got to do all that cool stuff, the other is really happy for the same reason. I've always been a bottle-half-full man, so envy is overruled! I see you had a great time, and I hope it was just the tonic! :D :D CJF
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    Hi Den, Hope I didn't come across as brash or unfreindly, just being a dumb ol' engineeing student. Give me a few years, and I might even be able to look into this. The fact you've survived West Nile and a heart attack is an accomplishment in itself, so I'll back away. Spread the word!
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    Dennis, As an engineering student, I'm all for great new things for changing/saving/feeding/helping the world etc., but I'd just like to know: What in God's name are you, a person trying to promote an unresearched (not unproven, just unresearched) expensive project on Nuclear Waste Disposal, doing here, in a section of a support website for amputees (not investors, unless someone here has really amazingly good insurance or won a compensation case with really good lawyers!) that deals with the accomplishments of these people? I myself consider going into a career making prosthetic limbs or assistive technologies. I still feel, however, I haven't a right to post here, since I have no limb deficiencies, and until I become more involved with Prosthetics, I have no questions to ask of these people. If you are truly interested in this subject, I suggest you study to become one of these "Main-stream scientists", and learn to understand their logic. However, be unafraid to question, and put your own theories forward, as this is how science is brought forward in general, by some crack-pot who tries something new, then proves he's right. I beleive this looks to be an interesting Post-grad for anyone who'd do it (but then again, nuclear physics isn't my bag) .
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    Dumb Question

    Criminy, did I really make that long a post about a rabbit? *red face* Kids, let that be a lesson: beer and video games do not mix! That said, thanks for the arm ettiquette replies. I remember years ago as a young teenager being in Portugal sitting at a table for a dinner show (in a cork factory, no less! Wasn't the most exciting thing in the world, but the laser show after was good). As the show went on, there came times for applause,.and the table beside us didn't clap at all. It was that that caught my attention, and then I saw there was a woman with an obvious right pros hand at the table. I remember the faces of some of the other people at that table, some were ok, but others were very uncomfortable looking.
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    Dumb Question

    Hey all, been a long time. I hope you're all either well or getting there (read about yourself Lynne, ouch! Get well soon!) I've two questions. Both are small teeny silly little things, but what the hey, if they're too silly or stupid or insensitive then I'll just get me coat....... First of all, there's always been one bit of ettiquette bothering me. What's the deal with shaking hands with an arm amp? Now, I've never been in this situation, but I was just wondering, do you shake a prosthetic? or take the other hand? what if that's a prosthetic too? Do you shake a stump? There's so many types of amp like above elbow, below elbow, hooks, hands, clamps, what do you do? Second of all, lightening the tone even more, I was looking through the extras on Sonic Mega Collection (a collection of the old Mega Drive/Genisis Sonic games for playstation 2) and I came across the Archie Comics Sonic. Sonic has a few more freinds in the comics, and one I found was this cute wabbit, who just happens to have a metal arm and legs. I just saw this character and thought of you guys. I have very vague memories of a TV series that had the same storylines too, anyone remember that? I was more hoping that there'd still be toys on the internet, maybe for any child amputees who'd like a cuddly toy with a prosthetic. Gave ebay a quick glance, but no joy. Click here for a bio (doncha just love google?)
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    Happy Birthday Lark (Lorraine)

    *grumbles* why do I always miss birthdays..... Anyways Lark, hope it was fantastic!
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    Arty Parts RU Covered?

    ..........Again. Sorry for the dark humour but that was the first thing I thought of when I saw this post.... If that was uncalled for, I'll gladly delete it and get me coat.............
  13. Alright, this is something that's been at the back of my mind for some time, and it just came to the fore last week. Let me just relate my two stories........ When I was getting on the LUAS (Dublin's metrorail system) one crowded evening, a woman (Dunno if BLAKA's the term, she had no legs and no knees) in a wheelchair with no pros got on as well. I tried to be a good able-bodied citizen by acting as if there was nothing out of the ordinary (which I was able to do. As a direct result of reading here, I've realised how rude staring/acting uncomfortable really is.) However as the stops came and went, it was amusing to watch other people's uncomfortable reactions to her in the middle of the tram as they boarded the tram and set eyes on the "space" below her. Two girls though (little gurriers anyways) stared at her outright until she got off the stop after. Right, story two, a few days ago a freind of mine was at a First Aid class learning to take blood pressure. This girl in the class was paired with him, and she did his first. When it was his turn, She rolled up her sleeve (girly_wales, you'd know the procedure) and she had some really nasty acne scars. From what I'm told, they were very bad on one arm. This guy just didn't know how to react. Ask about it? Ignore it? In the end, he just got on with the blood pressure taking, ignoring the wound. These are small stories, but it puts to my mind: what is/isn't the way to handle suddenly seeing a nasty scar/injury? My solution is to act as if nothing's out of the ordinary, but not be aloof either. What's your thoughts on the issue?
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    Hi I'm new here

    Think of the warden service ("Put those lights out!") and you're on the right track. Except we've evolved from that to do more general disaster aid (reserve emergency services), although there still is a warden service in case of nuclear war. We do Ambulance cover at events, Search and Rescue, Welfare, Boat/ Kayak Rescue, that sort of thing. My class train weekly in first aid (mostly), ladder rescue, heights rescue, hosework, and the more advanced of us take out the kayaks. Here's the national CD website It's great to hear how supportive the St. John's was to you, sound like a bunch of really wonderful people. (Your sister's been in it since age 6? you John's deff do a lot more than us!) A lot of people go on about rivalry between the services (us Vs. Red Cross etc.) but I've never seen it. Unless you go on about those Order of Maltesers. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr............................. :P ;)
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    Lost something, Madam!

    To reply to NML (I've put the important bit in italics) I feel a prat because I never considered someone in pain waiting for the disabled stall (arthritis etc).