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Hi everyone,

I seem to have a day of thinking/reflection.

When I got my first prosthesis, I named it Lenny, as in Lenny the leg.

The second one I got I named Larry, as in Larry the leg.

I know hardly original :D

However, does anyone else have a 'pet' name for their prosthesis?

Or am I just odd ? :D

Best as ever

Steve

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Hi Steve,

No - you are not odd!! My daughter didn't like the word 'stump'. It is now my 'peg' which I must admit sounds better. In fact my grandson now calls me 'Nanny Peg' and, if my leg is not in use at any time, he kindly fills it with his cars for me!!!

Best wishes - Rosemarie

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Hi Steve,

No I have never named my leg or prosthesis but I know others that name both. I guess since I have been an amputee for so long it never dawned on me to name it.

Brenda

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I havent got a name for my leg but my stump is called "George" as in George from the childrens programme rainbow.

This was because it was all pink and the same shape as George's nose and my scar which goes all the way round the bottom looked like his smiling mouth.

My physio even used to say "so how has George been" and people that know me well always ask "how George is" never 'hows THE leg".

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Hi Kate,

I remember George, and was it Bungo? And Jeffry.

Hehe, such fond memories, I used to watch it when my children were young.

Your description of your stump made me think back to mine after the op. Mine was like a cross between a flatheaded shark and that guy Jaws from James Bond films. A mouth like a sharks with stainless steel staples.

Thanks for the memories

Best as ever

Steve

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after my operation my stump looked like the head of a dinosaur so now we call my leg dino. i even put eyes and a mouth on the bandage so it was more friendly looking for my girls .when they came to visit they always asked how is dino today .it helped us to talk about things better.sarah

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Hi Sarah

I never thought of that! Making the stump 'friendly'.

Great idea.

Naming your stump to enable your family to talk about it.

My 'kids' are grown up, but we did have a few 'difficult' moments talking about it, after the op etc.

Thanks for that.

Best as ever

Steve

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