Michael A. Dodd
mdodd at mtnia.com
Mon Mar 15 06:19:19 PST 1999
Mikey Dodd here:
Nice to hear from you!
I know what you mean by "it's been difficult" I think it's been more
difficult then coming back after the amputation! My main draw back has been
that the knee replacement is on my amputation side. So I wasn't able to wear
my prosthesis for several weeks. All my older sockets were more the PTB
style and as you know the area around the petela is VERY tender those first
I've been going to the Y six days a week, trying to get the strength back in
the knee. My biggest worry right now is just how far behind is my right knee
from needing a replacement!? Every step I take going upstairs the right knee
gives a little pop! It pops loud enough that you can hear it, my wife asked
me the other day "what's wrong with your prosthesis?" I had to tell her
"that's NOT my prosthesis, that's my right knee popping!"
Oh well, I'll take that hurdle when it comes up.
Looking forward to seeing you in Reno this June. I'm staying for the Monday
peer training this time. I want to start a support group in my area.
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