jerry.dickinson at hp.com
Fri Aug 1 06:12:11 PDT 2003
I'm 34 have been a LAK for 14 year, the older I get the tougher it gets, you
didn't say how old you are, if your young it's easy, at least for me. Weight
play a big part too I have gained about 30-40 lbs in the last 4 years, Stay
as light as you can. I got around great when i was about 10 lbs under weight
for my size that was about 150-160. Buy the most expensive leg you can
aford, If your a big guy like me or your really active like me( i wear my
leg around 12-16 hours a day) Stay away from carbon fiber legs, except for
foot, a good carbon fiber flex foot will last awhile. Don't give up trying
to make the leg fit perfect.
From: James Street [mailto:james.street at comcast.net]
Sent: Thursday, July 31, 2003 3:42 PM
To: Amputee Information Network
Subject: our gang
I don't qualify for your group yet but I will in about a month. My leg
isn't in great shape now anyway, so I'm not going to be celebrating my last
days with a five mile run either.
I know this is a difficult question but can anyone comment on the kind of
mobility and AKA can expect?
Is the kind of prosthesis VERY important? (PRICE!)
They're going to try to give me a stump almost to the knee but worst case
will be a high amputation with only about six or seven inches measuring from
the inner thigh. Third case is middle thigh with a bone implanted ceramic
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