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Went to see the GP today. She decided I need appts with three different specialists. I am so tired of going to the doctors. Just give me my leg already. I spend more time dealing with them or my financial aid caseworkers than I do with family and friends. So I am not in a happy mood. This is no way to live.

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Hi there - can be quite frustrating I know.

If I recall, you are only about 2 or 3 months into your new 'lifestyle', and judging from your posts, you are chomping at the bit and ready to get going. You have an amazing attitude, something that will carry you through all the trying times that will still threaten to trip you up.

I know it's difficult, but try to be just a little patient. Seeing all these professional people in the beginning (tiresome I know <_<) will really help you in the long run.

Your head space for such a newbie is delightful, and I'm sure this forum is going to have a lot of fun when you take us through your experiences as you get going again on a new leg.

Try to not to get too frustrated during this initial time of waiting. I can almost see it now....you'll soon be saying "I've got this new leg and I can only walk on it for 23 hours a day - what's wrong??" :P

I think you have a type A personality, like me, (and french poodles B)) and it stands us in good stead during times like these.

Chin up, bear with the professionals, and you'll soon be leaping around like all the other nutter amps (as I like to refer to them...) :blink:

Speak soon,

Ally

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Boy do I know how you are feeling. <_< I had my amp in mid April. I had to visit the physio at the prosthetic clinic three times a week! Not too bad you say but they are and hour and a half drive away from me. One of the physios was so slow and almost uninterested that I deliberatley chose to go when she wasnt there. :angry: One day in particular I arrived at 9 am did not get any input till at least ten and never able to leave until 12 ish and then another long drive home.

Once I had to see the dr. what a waste of space he is, a 9 am appointment and I ever saw him til ten. He said 'did you notice me on the mobile I had a personal crisis'. That day was also a fitting for my new leg. This can take 4-6 hours dependent on you prosthetist. I almost did a twelve hour day that day. I then had to see my GP the next day cos I had prically heat on my stump. He said well if you can manage a 12 hour day maybe you are fit to return to work!. ;)

When I saw my kids and other half I was unable to join in conversation, eat etc I was sooooooooo tired. :blink:

Still I now know what to expect and also pack a picnic and a good book. B)

Good luck, you are not alone and we all understand the frustrations.

Rachel :rolleyes:

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Ally's right get as much done now & it will be more beneficial in the future-I know it's a nightmare and seems to take forever but you'll be up and about before you know it. Then you'll probably look back and think how fast it went. I agree it does drive you crazy; but it's a good crazy in the long run.

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Been there..............done it all. You are not alone with this. it is the process. let the pros make some money off of you but USE them.

ED

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Sorry you're feeling so down right now, :( but it will get better. :) This may not be any way to live, but I'm sure glad, that after ten years of this, I'm still here!! ;)

Sheila lbk

Maine USA

keep Smiling :)

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Hang in there, it will get better!

With the internet access, you can keep in touch with us here and we can all be there to support you, at the click of a button.

Good luck,

Sue

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Another blah day. In addition to everything else I have a cold and my head feels like someone's used it to play rugby! I won't know until December when I'll get fitted for my leg. :rolleyes:

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Tell them to pull their respective finger(s) out DF, you and I are going to have a dance to celebrate New Year :)

Even if I don't get my leg we'll dance. I'll just hold on tight. I'll even let you lead!

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Even if I don't get my leg we'll dance. I'll just hold on tight. I'll even let you lead!

In that case we'll be fine till they do the Hokey Cokey ... then we could be in trouble :lol: :lol: :lol:

Mike

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Another blah day. In addition to everything else I have a cold and my head feels like someone's used it to play rugby! I won't know until December when I'll get fitted for my leg. :angry:

I sure you start feeling better! You're in my prayers.

Patti

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Hi Df, a new month a new day. Hope it bring you more cheer :D

Play some good happy music, Santana or Sissor Sisters loud!

The sun is shinning today!

PJ ;)

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df, I'm glad you're feeling better and once you get your fitting, things will start to look up, so hang in there.... it does get better. :D

I agree with PJ, play some good music n chill. Though I won't mention any of my songs, cos you'd probably say, "who the H**L is that"??? :P :lol: :lol: ;)

Sheila lbk

Maine USA

Keep Smiling :)

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Happy to hear it passed! B) B)

"I agree with PJ, play some good music n chill. Though I won't mention any of my songs, cos you'd probably say, "who the H**L is that"??? "

Come on Sheila--- :lol: :lol: :lol:

Patti

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Thanks to everyone.

Sheila, don't be too sure I don't know those songs. We listen to Benny Goodman and The Andrew Sisters. The Beatles. Pussycat Dolls. Very wide range of tastes.Swing,blues,classical.

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Sheila, don't be too sure I don't know those songs. We listen to Benny Goodman and The Andrew Sisters. The Beatles. Pussycat Dolls. Very wide range of tastes.Swing,blues,classical.

**That's Ditto for me too! :D :D :D

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Good music ehhhhhh ... Well that's

U2, Aerosmith, Sissor Sisters, U2, Jack Johnson, Joss Stone, U2, James Blunt, Jamie Cullum, oh and did I mention U2 the greatest rock band ever

Pass me headphones I'm off on one lol :rolleyes:

MC Mike comin at ya

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