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Hey Folks! Yup it has been a while since I last posted but things have been kinda bumpy and , well ... here I am ventin'. Since last we talked, I have have a severe infection back in the early part of November at the end of my "Stump" and have gone thru 9 surgeries in all since. Well, with all the ups and downs (mostly downs) I've been finally casted and fitted with my second "leg". Now the first leg wasn't really a problem learning to walk with. In fact it was almost natural. But now, with this one, which by the way I just recieved yesterday, the 19th, It is painful as sh--------, well you get the idea. Now, I had a "ertle" for my last amp.. And this one wasn't. Is this the way of this type of amp.? Don't get me wrong. I'm VERY thankful for getting back on my foot (gotcha) but it seems that since the Dr took off more, 2 inches in lenght, I've been havin' problems. I have missed you guys ans I'm sorry for not being more regular in the forum. But I do know that with being in and out of the hospital, it wasn't that easy to get to the computer and really sit and write, Forgive me, please. I know that I'll get the best ideas and insite from you folks. Not to mention some great senses of humor to go along with it. I love yaz all and happy to be back posting. Y'all take good care and hope to hear from yaz soon.

"Stumped"

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You will find that there is more pain in the distal end of the stump without an Ertl amputation. I'm sorry to hear about your setbacks. Hope all goes more smoothly now.

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Guest bearlover

:) Hey Stumped! Hope your doing well! Happy to see you post again! ((((hugs))))

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You will find that there is more pain in the distal end of the stump without an Ertl amputation. I'm sorry to hear about your setbacks. Hope all goes more smoothly now.

Thanks Neal, I appreciate the feedback. Wish the Dr had told me but at least I know now , right? :ph34r:

Stumped

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:) Hey Stumped! Hope your doing well! Happy to see you post again! ((((hugs))))

Thanks Bear! Love ya Hun!

Stumped

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You will find that there is more pain in the distal end of the stump without an Ertl amputation. I'm sorry to hear about your setbacks. Hope all goes more smoothly now.

Thanks Neal, I appreciate the feedback. Wish the Dr had told me but at least I know now , right? :ph34r:

Stumped

Count me in on that too! Dr. never mentioned it to me. I have a lot of pain ant the end of my stump. But I don't think this would have worked for me. I have pseudoarthrosis. A rare birht defect in which mending and union of a break takes years to mend as long as 3 years sometimes :o as it has fior me in the past. I thinh this would have taken long time also if I had this done.

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:) Hey Stumped! Hope your doing well! Happy to see you post again! ((((hugs))))

Thanks Bear! Love ya Hun! Back at you Stumped! ;)

Stumped

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hey stumped, i haven't got anything to add, just wanted to say hi and welcome back xx :P

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Welcome back, Stumped! Sorry to hear about all the setbacks... I hope things will let up a bit for you now.

I'm fascinated by what you report on Ertl vs. "standard" trans-tibial... I'm a plain ol' trans-tib, and I really have very little in the way of pain, but it makes me wonder how much better off I would have been if I'd known about and insisted on the Ertl procedure instead.

For what it's worth, I had more problems with pain early on... I'm past the two-year point now, and any pains are MUCH milder and less-frequent. I hope that proves true for you!

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