US Politics/Competitive Bidding
T. C. Harp
tcharp1 at cox.net
Thu Oct 3 22:18:06 PDT 2002
This statement is simply untrue. In my case, it is me that researches
new products and tells my prosthetist that I want them.
We then discuss what I think is good about it. Very often, they dont
know the stuff I want exists. I do not need a prosthetist to tell me how
to use this equipment.
I realize this may not be true for all amputees, and some may need a lot
of hand holding, but not all of us. If I could get liners and sleeves
myself, it would be a big headache they dont have to deal with because
keeping me in a suction sleeve (there isnt one out there I havent
tried. The best results I can get is approx. 1 month. Then try and get
the manufacturer to honor their own guarantee. Ha) has become a major
nightmare to him.
TC in TX
From: AMP-L-owner at u.washington.edu [mailto:AMP-L-owner at u.washington.edu]
On Behalf Of AlPikeCP at aol.com
Sent: Thursday, October 03, 2002 10:08 PM
To: Amputee Information Network
Subject: Re: US Politics/Competitive Bidding
All amputees know that these items require a prosthetist to check the
fit and show you how to use them each and every time you get a new one.
There is no way an amputee has the knowledge to do this for themselves.
Al Pike, CP
Amputee Resource Foundation of America, Inc.
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