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    Where in the UK?

    Hi All I live in Northwich, Cheshire, about 20 miles from Manchester, Chester and Liverpool, so pretty central really for all the main north west cities. I go to the DSC at Withington, Manchester. I have been a RBK for 4 years in October, wow, time flies!! They are pretty helpful there, I am after a swim leg at the moment,, waiting to hear if I can have one. I really miss going into the sea when on holiday and we are going to the caribbean next April, I will be sick as a parrot if I can't go for at least a paddle, lol.
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    The (new) alternative fairy tale

    Once upon a time in an old prosthetics memorial home for knackered arms and legs, I came across a leg that was so old and worn, but yet it wanted to be used by someone who wanted to dance the funky chicken dance at the grand ol' opery. An odd ambition, indeed! George the Elephant still yearned for the time before he lost his leg; he used to be able to jump and dance and run. He practiced walking over sleeping alligators and then he practiced jumping over sleeping tigers. One day a television camera crew were watching George practicing, and shot some film. He finally saw how his gait looked. He was once a prince, handsome, rich and powerful, till, one day, he left it all! He lost his peanut allergy, but missed his mom. He longed for her, crying "Mommy" at night. He needed to tell that he was gonna get a prosthetic leg — the one hopeful thing he did his exercises every day all day. Gosh, it's true what Batman and Robin said
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    Over a year

    Hi Ed Looks like we all return in the end Good to hear from you.
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    Hello from Toronto

    Hi Nekky Glad you finally joined us, I'm sure you'll enjoy this website and pick up some good tips, and also give us some in return too! Take care
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    Its been a long time since I have come here

    Hi Lesley, Good to hear from you, its nice when some of the old names pop up, I have only recently returned to the website but its comforting to hear we still all have the same old problems. Take care Pam
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    GHOP 7/I ~ Amazing film

    Breathtaking. What a fantastic planet we live on.
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    Favorite Hobbies/Crafts

    I love making greetings cards, this started as a pastime whilst I was off work on long term sick, now I sell them to work colleagues, time to start on Christmas cards soon, I also love playing World of Warcraft on my laptop. My sons introduced me to online gaming and now I'm addicted. Anyone else a member of WOW? :P
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    How soon can / did you go back to work?

    Hi, I was off work for 18 months altogether but went back to work 10 weeks after I got my limb. I work in admin so spend 50% of the time sitting down. I think everyone is an individual, so recovery is different for us all. Its the best thing to go back though, keeps you sane!! - I think
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    What you look like?

    Hi, this is a picture of me and my youngest son Andy.
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    hi all

    Hi Kirk Things always seem really tough when you first become an amputee, but I'm sure you'll get sorted out pretty soon. Good Luck
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    Hi Sara, Welcome to you and so glad you found us, it's great fun. :)
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    ACA Conference 2008 Review

    Hi Johnny I've just re-visited the forum after quite a long time and its great to see your name still there. Have a great time in Atlanta.
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    I am now a munroist :D

    Well done Ali, that is some achievement, I found it difficult climbing four flights of stairs to my sons apartment in Switzerland a couple of weeks ago, mind you, you have got a few decades on me, lol.
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    Hello again!

    Hi Everyone, Thought I'd pop in to say hello, I see there are still a few old friends still logging on and a lot of new ones too. Thanks to Marcia who sent birthday wishes today and for getting me to say hello. I hope you are all doing well and still giving out plenty of good advice. I will definitely be calling in from time to time and feel very guilty about ignoring you all for so long. Pam
  15. Muz, I'll show you mine if you show me yours :P
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    How "active" are you?

    Some days I can walk for miles and others I can barely take two steps. The problem I find is that on a good day I try to do far too much and so the following day I'm back to square one. Swimming is pretty good but getting to the pool with crutches on a wet floor is a bit iffy. A bike or rowing maching is OK but sometimes gives me blisters. I just keep plugging away and hope that one day everything will fall into place.
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    The World Cup

    Hi Folks, Just got back from a two week cruise in Norway - had a fab time. Just like to add my two penneth, I watched all the England matches whilst on the cruiseship, I wore an England shirt, I have a George Cross flag on my house, I don't have any on my car, but that's because I had to drive up to Newcastle and they would have been shredded, I am extremely proud of being English, I live in a house with two males and I am the only person who watches all the world cup matches and I have got a life and a job and have now finished on my soapbox. :D
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    Great to be back

    Hi everyone, I would like to says hi to all, both old and new. I haven't been around for a while, had a few skin and prosthesis problems, am getting there at last. Also started having back pain, think its something to do with my gait, thats having had a limp for 30 years and now not having a limp, if you get my meaning, anyway start physio tomorrow for that. Hope you're all keeping well, glad to see all my old mates are still here with their great sense of humour. Don't you just hate it when that bad penny keeps turning up :P :D :lol:
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    Great to be back

    I know how... you just need the right amount of pull ;) I don't think my pulling power is up to much these days, especially at my age!! :P
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    Don't you just hate it when ....

    Don't you just hate it when someone rings you at work for some information ...... and then asks you to wait a minute while they get a pen - doh! or whatever you want out of your handbag/purse is always in the opposite side.
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    Hot Seat again

    Hi Afet, I missed Cat's 72 hours, so here are my questions for you. 1. Where were you when your husband proposed to you? 2. Who was you favourite teacher and why? 3. Did you have a Saturday job, and where was it?
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    NEW DOG !!!!!!!!!!!

    Ann I'm having same problem with my leg at the moment, the smallest blister feels worse than when I had my op!! I hope the puppy is behaving, not too many whoopsie's, lol. My colleagues dog has recently died of old age, its name was Deefer (D for dog), I think s that' a great name, don't you.
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    Are new amputees unrealistic?

    I don't think my expectations were unrealistic or unattainable. I had been unable to do 'normal' things for thirty years, like runnning, walking long distances, buying shoes without examining the heel, to name but a few. When I elected to have my RBK I could only think of the positive things I would achieve - having two legs the same length without lots of scarring, so that I would be able to wear a skirt - a small thing maybe in some peoples minds, but a great one in mine. I still have pain, but it doesn't compare with the pain I had before. I have had my prosthesis for a year now, and I feel I am on track. I occasionally come up against obstacles - I am sat here at the moment, without my leg, as ordered by my doctor, I have a secondary skin infection, but I know it will only be a temporary arrangement, fingers crossed, and then I will be back to get on with my life. Life feels so good when you achieve a task or do something you never thought would be possible, especially if its something you used to take for granted, like walking along a beach. One of the hardest things I've come up against was last July, I went to see Will Young in concert at Tatton Park, a large outdoor National Trust place. The first eye opener was walking along with a moving crowd on uneven ground, but that was nothing compared to when it came to leave. It was very dark (it never entered my head we would be leaving in the dark ;) ) trying to stumble over tree roots through a wood with dips and hilly bits, I have never been so thankful to see my car, but I made it and had a good laugh getting there. :D I also have to thank this website for getting me through the months where I was waiting to go into hospital. I visited Lesley (Meggy), who had only been an amputee for a couple of months and had a good chat with her. I also had a visit from a young lady who had been an amputee for about 12 years and she gave me some good advice. By the time I was admitted I was glad to get it over with so that I could get some quality of life back, I'm not saying I wasn't scared because I was. One of the most satisfying comments I have had recently was from my husband, we were at the shops and he said to me he couldn't get used to me walking without a limp, well thats one thing to tick off my list!!! :)
  24. I thought the majority of us around here were legless :P seems there is more missing than meets the eye :o
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    Happy Birthday

    Happy Birthday, sorry its a bit late in the day. Hope you enjoyed it.