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Need a new foot suitable for working out and carrying loads

Started by Julie Bishop in General. Last reply by Mike Leneke on Thursday. 1 Reply

I work out a lot and frequently carry pretty heavy amounts of weight for workouts and general chores. I am in the market for a new foot (I am an AK - for what that is worth). I have had the Freedom Innovations Renegade AT for a while and like it OK.…Continue

RBK drivers

Started by Elizabeth Hicks in Overcoming challenges of lower extremity amputation. Last reply by Julie Bishop on Thursday. 4 Replies

I am wondering if anyone with an RBK is driveing?  If you are, how are you doing it?  With hand controls or a Left throttle?  Or just like you used to?  Did you get a new car with accomidations added to it?  Which looks expensive.  OR?Any…Continue

RBK drivers

Started by Elizabeth Hicks in Overcoming challenges of lower extremity amputation on Wednesday. 0 Replies

I am wondering if anyone with an RBK is driveing?  If you are, how are you doing it?  With hand controls or a Left throttle?  Or just like you used to?  Did you get a new car with accomidations added to it?  Which looks expensive.  OR?Any…Continue

Brand New. And Baffled.

Started by Steven D Baker (JB) in What to expect post-amputation. Last reply by chris on Thursday. 3 Replies

I need someone with knowledge about this to explain it to me......explain this to me, concerning the "foot" issue. We're all born, if we are blessed, with a foot, ankle and leg. Now that I am a new amputee, I am told, expected, advised to learn to…Continue

New Member with Questions

Started by Cameron Burnette in General. Last reply by Cameron Burnette on Wednesday. 3 Replies

Hey everyone! I'm a 22-year-old in Charlotte, NC and I will be having a right-sided BK in December due to a rare birth defect called hemihypertrophy. We have tried many other surgeries in the past and have decided this is the best next step for me…Continue

Changing Prosthetisist

Started by Nick Gagnard in General. Last reply by Steven D Baker (JB) on Wednesday. 1 Reply

So I have been a Hanger person from 2008. At my current location of work they were not as well located to me. So I went to a new place to get my new system. I'm now in elevated vacuum vs pin lock. Well I dont think these people have any idea about…Continue

i thought i was way past that point

Started by Karin Miller in Depression / Anxiety. Last reply by Steven D Baker (JB) on Wednesday. 4 Replies

More then 6 years ago it happened. becoming a qaudruple amputee. in the beginning had the fear, anxiety, anger and all that stuff, but also the survival mode.Along the way i found ways of doing things i never thought to do again, and entering the…Continue

New member with questions

Started by Karl Swenson in General. Last reply by Benjamin Richard Hull Jul 8. 1 Reply

I'm a new member and am AKA ( 2015 surgery) on my right side. Does your organization have regional meetings or get togethers? I live in Central Massachusetts 50 minutes from Boston when the traffic is light.Continue

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Jodi Pachter and Steven D Baker (JB) are now friends
12 hours ago
MICHAEL SPINN replied to Jodi Pachter's discussion Driving with right BKA in the group Below Knee Amputations
"Hi there.  I am a recent right BKA and had the same questions.  I think I can drive in a few months once my prosthetic finally fits (lots of volume loss and too much wobble to trust in a car).  Looked into left foot gas pedals …"
19 hours ago
Clifford A. Wilder replied to Jodi Pachter's discussion Driving with right BKA in the group Below Knee Amputations
"In Washington State there are at least two, maybe three, ‘restrictions’ for your drivers license (vehicle...not sure about motorcycles). With my restriction I’m able to drive with EITHER my prosthetic or the left foot. When I went…"
19 hours ago
Jodi Pachter replied to Jodi Pachter's discussion Driving with right BKA in the group Below Knee Amputations
"Thank you all for your responses. I appreciate them!"
20 hours ago
 
 
 

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