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mmarie

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  1. mmarie

    Moving as an amputee

    What an ordeal! Moving is awful under the best of circumstances. Best of luck to you in your new home.
  2. mmarie

    New York

    A few years ago I went to visit my niece who was living in New York while getting her Masters at Sotheby's. She was in her early 20's and of course I am a little older, just a little... She walked my butt all over the place. Going up the steps at the subway, I would hold on to the rail and pull myself up step over step so I could go faster and not get trampled! You can't imagine how sore my arms, leg and butt were. Everywhere we went, she'd say just another block or 2 Aunt Marcia. Yeah right. It is definitely a walking city. Anyway I had lots of fun and got in some good exercise! I had been a few years before that pre-amp and honestly it was more of an adventure post-amp. I love NY.
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    Phantom and stump pain- shared experiances

    I too feel for those who suffer severe phantoms. Occasionally, I have what I call "hot pokers" being stuck in my non-existent big toe and sometimes in my ankle. Those get my attention! Otherwise, some buzzing sensations in my residual limb, which are not bothersome. I count myself blessed.
  4. mmarie

    itching

    I also use the Monistat. Good stuff.
  5. mmarie

    It's me

    Hey Cobber. Great to hear from you.
  6. mmarie

    Tag rugby

    Love it!
  7. mmarie

    Phantom Pain

    Mary, are you wearing a shrinker sock?
  8. mmarie

    Hi I am new here

    Hi Lauren. Welcome to the forum. There are indeed others here from Australia. I'm not one of them. One of our members founded Limbs 4 Life in Australia. Here's the site. http://www.limbs4life.com/ All the best to you.
  9. Sorry you're going to be legless for a while but glad you got an answer. At least you know it WILL heal. Take care and try to be patient.
  10. Cheryl, could you post a picture of thingy? Maybe someone else has had one and would recognize it.
  11. mmarie

    Phantom Pain

    I didn't get a leg for almost 10 months due to problems not being able to use my remaining leg. All I remember was the wonderful feeling of standing up! It was incredible.
  12. mmarie

    Inappropriate noises

    Could there be a hole in one of the liners?
  13. mmarie

    Adaptskin

    Actually, the monistat I use is not strictly a feminine product. What I use is Monistat Soothing Care Chafing Relief Powder Gel. Try this link. http://www.amazon.com/Monistat-Soothing-Chafing-Powder-Gel-1-5-Ounce/dp/B0012ZNSWE/ref=sr_1_1?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1311190382&sr=1-1
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    Adaptskin

    Oops - should read "I" order 6 or 8 tubes at a time from Amazon.
  15. mmarie

    Adaptskin

    I use it everyday to put on my liner. After the conference Debbie told me she got some and it seems to have resolved her skin issues. Order 6 or 8 tubes at a time from Amazon. I have also heard it can be used as a makeup primer!
  16. mmarie

    Adaptskin

    I love love the Monistat gel.
  17. mmarie

    Had Ertl Surgery June 28th

    Good news, Mary. Keep us posted.
  18. mmarie

    The Adventures of ED

    NEVER stop spewing, Ed. You inspire us all.
  19. mmarie

    John Vacca article

    Yes it is.
  20. mmarie

    The Silence of the Amps

    Cheryl, I'm so sorry to hear you're having some issues. Hopefully, it will get sorted out soon. Neal, I hope everything is falling into place for you. Think about you every day.
  21. mmarie

    The Silence of the Amps

    It's gotten VERY quiet. What's everyone up to? I'm getting ready for a visit from my brother, sis-in-law and their 2 boys. Cleaning house like a maniac! Planning a family 4th of July. What are y'all doing?
  22. mmarie

    Find my Balance

    Great posts OBL and Neal. I have been thru all of the above. People always thought I was doing better than I really was, emotionally and physically. They didn't see my times of fear and doubt. Eventually, tho, it really does all come together. Going to my first Amputee Coalition conference changed my life. I felt normal for the first time in a long time. I came away feeling more confident about who I was and what the possibilities were. I view it as a kind of death, the death of your limb. There are stages of grief you go through and it is so normal. Be kind to yourself. What is said so often on this forum, "baby steps". One little step at a time. I wish you all the best. It really will get better.
  23. mmarie

    The Adventures of ED

    I agree with Neal and Ann. Please be a speaker at the next conference.
  24. mmarie

    The Adventures of ED

    Yes! Yes! Yes! Thank you Ed for reminding me how wonderfully superior I am! Thank you for inspiring me and making me laugh. You are definitely one in a million and I have a big secret crush on you
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