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TheManFromPOST

My leg and the last 2 months

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9 minutes ago, TheManFromPOST said:

(and two shops, one of which is in Soverign Hill)

when I was sixteen my eldest sister worked in the apothecary at Sovereign Hill  .... farrrrrrk  

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Game over

Looks like the prosthetic and my stump are incompatible 

Try again next week but if it does not work it will be life in a wheelchair

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Are the prosthesis all built the same for your type of amputation or can they be custom built ?

Game over , sounds too final TheManFromPOST

good luck for next week

 

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15 minutes ago, TheManFromPOST said:

Game over

Looks like the prosthetic and my stump are incompatible 

Try again next week but if it does not work it will be life in a wheelchair

 

Wow dude..... That's.... damn... sorry to hear.

 

There are SO MANY types of prosthetic though; does that ONE being wrong mean you're actually out of options?

Or was it like me with my eyes? One specialist says you're screwed, but some internet research says otherwise, and someone else CAN  possibly help you?

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12 minutes ago, Master_Scythe said:

 

Wow dude..... That's.... damn... sorry to hear.

 

There are SO MANY types of prosthetic though; does that ONE being wrong mean you're actually out of options?

Or was it like me with my eyes? One specialist says you're screwed, but some internet research says otherwise, and someone else CAN  possibly help you?

I don't know, im still trying to process 

I had aways thought i was getting back to my business, sure, things would have to change, but I've always taken on a challenge

I have tried to remain positive for the last 3 years, but it has not been enough

But now i loose the business (being closed for the last 6 months has made it worthless) my house wont take a wheelchair. Even working on pinball machines will be difficult hopping around

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Damn, well, try again, not something to give up on easily.

 

Cheers

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21 minutes ago, TheManFromPOST said:

I don't know, im still trying to process 

I had aways thought i was getting back to my business, sure, things would have to change, but I've always taken on a challenge

I have tried to remain positive for the last 3 years, but it has not been enough

But now i loose the business (being closed for the last 6 months has made it worthless) my house wont take a wheelchair. Even working on pinball machines will be difficult hopping around

 

Aint nothing I can say to that but, damn.

 

If there's one thing I learned, chasing my eye disease, it's that no one specialist knows it all.

While not done in Australia, I've heard of people flying to more 'cash speaks' countries, and having further amputation, to allow for different TYPES of prosthetic .

 

Seriously, I don't want to give false hope, but I can assure you that just because one country says no, thats VERY far from a guarantee that they all do.

You learn with a disability: It's not over until YOU decide it is.

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2 hours ago, TheManFromPOST said:

Game over

Looks like the prosthetic and my stump are incompatible 

Try again next week but if it does not work it will be life in a wheelchair

Fingers and everything else crossed that next week brings better news xxx

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There is a new procedure that involves grafting a socket (actually, it's a pin, the socket is on the prosthetic), and the leg goes on IKEA style with an allen key.

 

Elimininates the cup problems as the connection is to the bone.

 

Unorthodox to be sure, so of course mainstream doctors will poo-poo the notion.

 

Give it 5 years and it'll prolly be widespread. I had eye surgery in the mid 80s which was a Russian procedure only being done by one guy in Oz. Now of course it's all lasers and common place.

 

EDIT: If you have to go wheelchair, just go Atomic and mod it.

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11 minutes ago, AVC said:

There is a new procedure that involves grafting a socket (actually, it's a pin, the socket is on the prosthetic), and the leg goes on IKEA style with an allen key.

 

Elimininates the cup problems as the connection is to the bone.

 

Unorthodox to be sure, so of course mainstream doctors will poo-poo the notion.

 

Give it 5 years and it'll prolly be widespread. I had eye surgery in the mid 80s which was a Russian procedure only being done by one guy in Oz. Now of course it's all lasers and common place.

 

EDIT: If you have to go wheelchair, just go Atomic and mod it.

think i have seen them

i can think of a few problems that they would pose

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1 hour ago, AVC said:

There is a new procedure that involves grafting a socket (actually, it's a pin, the socket is on the prosthetic), and the leg goes on IKEA style with an allen key.

 

Elimininates the cup problems as the connection is to the bone.

 

Unorthodox to be sure, so of course mainstream doctors will poo-poo the notion.

 

Give it 5 years and it'll prolly be widespread.

 

 

for every new solution, there are not always appropriate problems

 

so of course enthusiastic early adopters will poo poo older solutions that work

 

 

give it a while and experience will clarify the differences

 

as my favourite mentor always taught : "never be the first person to use a new drug (in this case you can substitute procedure), or the last person to use an old one"

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2 hours ago, TheManFromPOST said:

think i have seen them

i can think of a few problems that they would pose

 

hey, a shitty leg + a cane is better than a wheelchair, when you need it.

Rule nothing out till you try 🙂

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30 minutes ago, Master_Scythe said:

 

hey, a shitty leg + a cane is better than a wheelchair, when you need it.

Rule nothing out till you try 🙂

the method seems to invvite infection 

 

but you are correct, now is not the time to give up

get NDIS and get a second opinion 

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Indeed you should, I don't know much about prosthesis but I'd imagine chafing can be an issue and if your immune system is somewhat suppressed, which I believe diabetes can cause then docs worry about infections.

 

There had never been any diabetes in my family but my younger brother has been diagnosed borderline, about two years ago. I know again very little about it but he has consistently come out at around 5.5 on whatever scale they use and just takes pills and minds his diet.

 

Being he is only three years younger than me and my doc just laughed when I asked him if I should be concerned whilst showing me some recent blood results that I professed to understand - I didn't - but apparently not even on the charts.

 

Asthma, maybe, as a hopefully temporary after effect of pneumonia but I'm fighting that.

 

Keep the faith man, it's time for the tough to get going 🙂

 

Cheers

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