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patty vandijk

back after a long time

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hello people

i had my operation and i'm now part of the above the knee community

i took a long time away from everything to cope with it all.

i'm still on stubbie prosthetics(the short legs) and wheelchair

but pain free for as far the dystrophia goes!!! :D

the swelling of the stump is going slowly down

so soon i will get fitted for new legs

i will keep you all posted at all my new experiences

glad to be back again!

:rolleyes:

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Welcome back Patty

Congrats on your accomplishments. Good luck with your recovery.

Let us know how things are going with you.

Glad your back.

Lesley

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Hello Patty

I've probably come in since you were here last, I still want to welcome you back. It sounds like you still have some recovery to go through, but it's good news that the swelling is going down and the pain is subsiding. "One day at a time". Keep us posted on how you are doing.

Take care, and God bless.

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Welcome back Patty :D

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Patty welcome back. Can't imagine what your time had been like but hope your future is brighter.

Good luck with everything

Mel.

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It's great to have you back, Patty! :) I'm glad the pain has gone and that you're feeling better in yourself.

Keep in touch.

Lizzie :)

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Hi Patty

Welcome back. Glad things are going ok and that you are out of pain.

Take care

Ann

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Hi Patty and welcome back,

Here's hoping for a brighter future, and well done on your accomplishments.

Take care, and remember we are all here for you.

Sue

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Hi Patty - welcome back.

Looking forward to moving through your 'new legs' journey with you.

Kindest regards

Ally

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Welcome back, Patti. Hope you are feeling better and that all goes well from here on.

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Hi patti,

We are here for you, it is a long journey but you can do it.!

Unique

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Hello Patti,

Welcome back to the board.

I too am a bilateral, both are through the knee, or a Knee Disarticulate (Bilateral KD).

I am curious, and I hope you do not mind the question, but where did you last do your rehab?

Did you ever do any rehab in Texas?

Houston Texas?

Ted

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:rolleyes::blink::blink::blink:

WELCOME BACK Patty.

Let's help you through whatever is going on each day, but it's great to see you back.

Lynne

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Welcome Patty

Hope all goes OK for you

John

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Thanks for all your warm reactions

ted: i never did rehab in texas, would love to take a look in the USA ;)

I live in the Netherlands

the bilaterals(i know that afet and lizzie are) here what do you do for work out or sports?

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the bilaterals(i know that afet and lizzie are) here what do you do for work out or sports?

Well, my main form of exercise is walking. Either from one place to another, or on my treadmill (though I have been very slack lately).

I used to be quite regular at a gym too, but stopped going once I got the treadmill. When there, I'd use various machines, including the bikes, which could get a little difficult (either the feet would come off the pedals or else I'd bang my prostheses on the pedals during every revolution. :blink: )

I enjoyed the weight machines though. :angry:

There's alot more I could and should do though. Maybe I'll get my act together soon. :huh:

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Hi Patty

At the moment I try to do mile long walks everyday. As I'm BK & AK, it uses up lots of energy!

When the weather is warmer, I swim - I try to swim about half a mile three times a week. I mainly do front crawl, with few lengths of back stroke.

I have never been able to ride a bike, as I have joint problems too.

Take care

Lizzie :)

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