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  1. Colleen2015 added a topic in Living Tips for Amputees   

    Awesome Motivational Amputee
    Hey everybody! As I struggled with the idea of becoming an amputee I searched the internet for everything amputee related. I found a guy Josh Sunquist who has an awesome YouTube channel. Many of his earliest videos are from his motivational speaking engagements and I really got a lot out of them so I thought I'd share a link to one of them here. He has also written two books that I have and really enjoyed.  His motto is 1MT1MT = ONE MORE THING ONE MORE TIME.  I have used this as my mantra.
     
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  2. Colleen2015 added a topic in Amusement Park HELL!   

    Gateway Clipper Fleet
    If your anywhere near Pittsburgh Pa the Gateway Clipper offers boat tours of the three rivers that are quite beautiful, but not if your in a wheelchair!  This very popular tourist attraction was where my daughters boyfriend wanted to propose, so he came to me to ask if I thought I could attend. I called and inquired about the accessibility and was told that they were completely accessible. TOTAL LIES!  First there is a very steep ramp that you have to navigate just to get to the dock. Once there they have a tiny joke of a handicapped bathroom stall and there is little to no room to get into the snack area. Once on the boat I found that the walkway to the restroom was extremely narrow ( 20 inches approx.) and even if I could have made it into the restroom the stalls were just as tiny!  Also the boat has three decks and of coarse the best view is from the top switch you can only get to by climbing two narrow winding staircases!  The day was ruined for me and made me feel so handicapped. I wrote to the owner as well as their customer relations and pointed out how inaccessible they were. They refunded our money but have made no changes to their website.
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  3. Colleen2015 added a post in a topic Kingsman...amzing amputee villen killer!   

    Loved this movie because of her! Such a bad A**!  I was afraid to check into if she was a really amputee, I like the thought of a double amp doing that well on spikes! 
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  4. Colleen2015 added a post in a topic Great tip for leg amputees who can drive.   

    Awesome little cart! I can see using this to move my laundry around the house too!
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  5. Colleen2015 added a post in a topic All about us and Uncle Bob   

    Hello Bob! I just found your site and I love that you started this! I have been a RBK as of 4/29/15 and have been struggling trying to find good information online. This could be such a great resource. I have many you tube videos and articles that have helped me so much, I'd like to post links, where would you like them to be located? 
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  6. Colleen2015 added a topic in New Member Stop Here And Say Hi!   

    Hello!
    I just found this site and I hope it takes off because boy would I love to have a place like this to talk to other amputees!  I was in a car accident Aug. 2014 and became a RBK April 2015. It has been a long road and I am still not on a leg. Going for surgery the end of the month and praying it will be the last!  I want to thank Bob for all of the time and money it took to have this space. It is so helpful on the bad days to know others have been there and are on the other side!   
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  7. raymond2168 added a post in a topic Saying HI   

    ​I still remerber what I said when I first try on my leg.I said you spoose to walk with this and he said yes I have one.Every day It got better))))))))))))))))
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  8. raymond2168 added a post in a topic New member saying hi   

    HI I'm a above the keen on my right leg.Lost it when I was20 years old.I'm 67 now still love to fish high lakes plus lower lakes and the bay.
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  9. ruger22com2 added a post in a topic What are the masons?   

    Merry Christmas Brother!
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  10. ruger22com2 added a post in a topic Thanks for your service   

    Merry Christmas to all our vets!
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  11. ruger22com2 added a post in a topic Greeting from NC   

    Merry Christmas!
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  12. ruger22com2 added a post in a topic Hi from April in MO   

    Merry Christmas!
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  13. ruger22com2 added a post in a topic Saying HI   

    Merry Christmas!
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  14. ruger22com2 added a post in a topic Just wanted to say Hi   

    Merry Christmas!
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  15. ruger22com2 added a post in a topic Hi....I'm amanda. (RAK)   

    hi everybody and merry Christmas!
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  16. ruger22com2 added a post in a topic looking for friends   

    Oh yeah....if anybody wants to read about me and my experience....go to www.amputationhelp.com   I am now 1 year since my operation.    Due to a very bad back (I was on SSI disability before my amputation due to my bad lower back.) I still am using a wheelchair (because of my back pain)  for longer runs but can drive fine and use a walker to get shorter distances.
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  17. ruger22com2 added a post in a topic looking for friends   

    Hi guys!
     I have been a little busy with the holidays, so I have not checked in for a while, but let me say now Merry Christmas to everybody!  I am sorry this amputation thing has been such a depression downer for KathyD and many others.  Try seeing your doctor and see if he might put you on something for depression.  My doctor put me on paxil several years ago (My wife calls it my anti-asshole drug) and I think that has helped me a great deal. 
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  18. Wendy K added a post in a topic Hi....I'm amanda. (RAK)   

    Hi, I'm Wendy, RBKA sine January 13, 2013. Greensboro, NC
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  19. Ms Evangeline added a topic in New Member Stop Here And Say Hi!   

    Just wanted to say Hi
    Hi my name is Ms Evangeline I am 56/single and LAKA live in VA
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  20. Victoria added a post in a topic I think this section needs to say.   

    Hi there im a new member and could really do with some moral support! Im a double aka and have also had three fingers amputated (so far) im really struggling atm although my first amputation was in 2006 laka then in 2012 i had my raka my fingers were taken in 2014 . I know i should be over the shock by now and i really thought i was until my doctor informed me it was still spreading and wiuld claim both my arms in the next few years . I have a form of buergers disease (caused by smoking) but although i gave up smoking when i was diagnosed in 1999 (aged 26) it didnt stop the disease from continuing to rampage through my body ( buergers is ment to be cured by no longer smoking ) and the doctors dont know why! Im angry ,lost and just so so sad . I am married with 4 children and 1granddaughter. They are my world and love me unconditionally but at this moment it isnt helping . Victoria x
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  21. Cornya added a topic in New Member Stop Here And Say Hi!   

    Saying HI
    I am a lbka from a motorcycle accident July 30 2015 doing OK just started PT looking forward to my test leg  soon I hope  
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  22. Kathryn Brizzell added a post in a topic looking for friends   

    Bob thank you for letting me join this site. I am new to all of this. Even some of the terminology has me confused. I am a left foot below the knee amputation do to an infection in my foot. I had some complications   My amputation was March 15th of this year. Currently in rehab. Started walking 4 weeks ago. Getting a little down want to go home. I am improving but I am also nervous on how much my life has changed. My family is very supportive but they don't really understand. That is why I am so glad I have found your group. I am crying even writing this. Thanks for letting me join your group. 
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  23. Kathryn Brizzell added a post in a topic Hi....I'm amanda. (RAK)   

    Hi my name is Kathy. I am from Albany New York. I am a new lbka. Just learning how to walk with my new prosthetic leg. 
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  24. amanda added a topic in New Member Stop Here And Say Hi!   

    Hi....I'm amanda. (RAK)
    I'm in texas...just wanted to say hi...
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  25. ruger22com2 added a topic in Important new forum News   

    PLEASE SIGN THIS!!!!!
    PLEASE SIGN THIS:  https://petitions.whitehouse.gov//petition/rescind-medicare-proposal-restricting-access-prosthetic-limbs-and-returning-amputees-1970s-standards-care
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