dlove at webzone.net.au
Wed Mar 17 14:50:47 PST 2004
Great to hear that you are staying active, I find being active so good for
the brain. I use an Iceross silicone sleave made by Ossur. When I first
started to use it I would drip sweat when I took it off. 2 years later it is
hardly a problem - I still do the same activities, I just don't seem to
sweat as much. Is this what others have found?
I too have to stop and readjust the leg when it slips off a bit, but I have
always put this down to over bending the leg (ie bending the knee past 90
degrees). No matter how dry and securely fitted the liner is, if I bend the
knee to far the liner starts to slip. Its never come off but it sure feels
funny, sort of like having an extra knee that you can't control.
I get my best exercise from riding my bicycle - it's low impact on the
stump, doesn't over bend my knee, gets my heart rate up and it makes buying
bread milk and the paper a pleasure rather than a chore.
Luckily I live in a flat city as riding up hill can be a bit of hard work
until you get fit enough.
Hope that this is of some use
From: Wendi <wde1971 at bellsouth.net>
To: Amputee Information Network <amp-l at u.washington.edu>
Date: Thursday, 18 March 2004 0:16
>GOOOOD MORNING EVERYONE
> I am SSOOOOOOO ready for spring. It is great right now in ALABAMA.
>68 degrees is the high.
>I have started a new exercise program so maybe I won't be so overweight
>this summer and here lies my questions.
>I am a BK I wear a gel liner. BUT when I do any and I mean any
>activity outside I start to sweat. Now I don't sweat as much as when I
>first got my prosthesis. BUT when I exercise I SWEAT A LOT. then my
>gel liner slides and my leg doesn't "fall off" but it slides so much
>that I have to take it off to readjust. which is hard to do in the
>middle of an aerobics class. and i have scared people. HA HA
>has anyone ever put anti perspirent on their stump?? I have heard of it
>but don't know anyone that has tried.
>any and I mean ANY suggestions are appreciated. I will try anything.
>HOPE all of yall are enjoying the spring. If ALABAMA weather is like
>usual we will get snow in APRIL so I am enjoying this while I can..
>THANKS A BUNCH
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