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#4756071 - 05/13/18 04:25 PM My New Leg
BlueOvalFitter Offline


Registered: 02/28/03
Posts: 6003
Loc: Cajun Country, La.
FINALLY, this past Friday I received my NEW permanent prosthetic leg. It has been since November 22nd, 2017 that I have been without a new leg.
In November, my limb formed a Hematoma. It had swollen up so bad that when I removed my prosthetic leg to check it, it was seeping fluid. I barely pressed on it and, well..........
Anyway, I had to go to the hospital that night. I was in there for about 12 days before I was able to use one of my older, spare legs just to ambulate.
Long story short, I tried a new company because my original company I went with fired their on site fabricator and they were shipping everything to Dallas, TX. now. The new company wound up being ambulance chasers and 2.5 months of therapy and leg fittings went up in smoke.
I then tried another company. They too were similar to the last company, but were only interested in the bottom line. Another 1.5 months down the drain.
My original leg fabricators' home office (Shreveport, La.) hired an Afghanistan double amputee former ARMY soldier. He had been in training (apprenticeship program) for 1.5 years. They called me and said that my local office had a new fabricator on site.
FF, 2 months gone by, I now have my new leg! It fits so good that I just want to start walking and skip therapy. Well, it needs to be tweaked, but that's what therapy is for. I have 4 weeks of therapy ahead and I should be good as new (I HOPE!).
To be continued.................

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#4756077 - 05/13/18 04:31 PM Re: My New Leg [Re: BlueOvalFitter]
SubieRubyRoo Offline


Registered: 05/14/12
Posts: 1232
Loc: Winchester, Indiana
Good news, BOF. Hope everything works out well!

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#4756081 - 05/13/18 04:34 PM Re: My New Leg [Re: BlueOvalFitter]
car51 Offline


Registered: 03/12/15
Posts: 10368
Loc: Southwest PA
Great news Blue:)


Hop it continues well
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#4756084 - 05/13/18 04:35 PM Re: My New Leg [Re: car51]
JLTD Offline


Registered: 12/15/17
Posts: 835
Loc: US
Glad to hear it....


Originally Posted By: car51
Great news Blue:)


Hop it continues well


That's a mean pun.... whistle
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#4756092 - 05/13/18 04:46 PM Re: My New Leg [Re: JLTD]
BlueOvalFitter Offline


Registered: 02/28/03
Posts: 6003
Loc: Cajun Country, La.
Originally Posted By: JLTD
Glad to hear it....


Originally Posted By: car51
Great news Blue:)


Hop it continues well


That's a mean pun.... whistle

Yeah, car51 means well. He PM'ed me and told me how to measure out an oil filter pleat. But, he stated in my case, it might come up a "FOOT" short! LOL crackmeup stooges spank

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#4756094 - 05/13/18 04:47 PM Re: My New Leg [Re: BlueOvalFitter]
CourierDriver Offline


Registered: 12/27/09
Posts: 4965
Loc: Tn.
Originally Posted By: BlueOvalFitter
FINALLY, this past Friday I received my NEW permanent prosthetic leg. It has been since November 22nd, 2017 that I have been without a new leg.
In November, my limb formed a Hematoma. It had swollen up so bad that when I removed my prosthetic leg to check it, it was seeping fluid. I barely pressed on it and, well..........
Anyway, I had to go to the hospital that night. I was in there for about 12 days before I was able to use one of my older, spare legs just to ambulate.
Long story short, I tried a new company because my original company I went with fired their on site fabricator and they were shipping everything to Dallas, TX. now. The new company wound up being ambulance chasers and 2.5 months of therapy and leg fittings went up in smoke.
I then tried another company. They too were similar to the last company, but were only interested in the bottom line. Another 1.5 months down the drain.
My original leg fabricators' home office (Shreveport, La.) hired an Afghanistan double amputee former ARMY soldier. He had been in training (apprenticeship program) for 1.5 years. They called me and said that my local office had a new fabricator on site.
FF, 2 months gone by, I now have my new leg! It fits so good that I just want to start walking and skip therapy. Well, it needs to be tweaked, but that's what therapy is for. I have 4 weeks of therapy ahead and I should be good as new (I HOPE!).
To be continued.................
u must have tons of patience when all that happened.. wish u the best outcome...
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#4756099 - 05/13/18 04:52 PM Re: My New Leg [Re: BlueOvalFitter]
doitmyself Offline


Registered: 06/03/02
Posts: 6272
Loc: MI
This explains your weak arguments the past 5 months. You literally did not have "a leg to stand on". shrug

Excuse my dry humor. My wife and I experience similar hurdles with her debilitating head-on car crash injuries of 10 years ago. Often one has to just resort to laughing about the situation to stay sane.

I wish you the best with your new leg. Just in time to enjoy the spring weather.

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#4756109 - 05/13/18 05:05 PM Re: My New Leg [Re: BlueOvalFitter]
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Registered: 09/26/10
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Loc: SE Texas
Wishing you all the best with your new leg!
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#4756114 - 05/13/18 05:12 PM Re: My New Leg [Re: BlueOvalFitter]
Al Offline


Registered: 06/08/02
Posts: 18097
Loc: Elizabethtown, Pa
Happy for you!!!! happy happy happy
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#4756139 - 05/13/18 05:38 PM Re: My New Leg [Re: BlueOvalFitter]
Leo99 Offline


Registered: 03/30/14
Posts: 3111
Loc: NJ
Good luck with the new leg!
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#4756151 - 05/13/18 05:53 PM Re: My New Leg [Re: BlueOvalFitter]
andyd Offline


Registered: 09/25/04
Posts: 7272
Loc: Marshfield , MA
Hoping for you BOF
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#4756175 - 05/13/18 06:33 PM Re: My New Leg [Re: BlueOvalFitter]
SirTanon Online   content


Registered: 06/23/14
Posts: 2239
Loc: Phoenix, Arizona - USA
Lt. Dan?


Seriously though, congrats BOF. banana
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#4756182 - 05/13/18 06:42 PM Re: My New Leg [Re: BlueOvalFitter]
ZZman Offline


Registered: 03/17/08
Posts: 5843
Loc: Michigan
Great. My dad had a prosthetic leg so I get it.
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#4756210 - 05/13/18 07:18 PM Re: My New Leg [Re: BlueOvalFitter]
car51 Offline


Registered: 03/12/15
Posts: 10368
Loc: Southwest PA
Originally Posted By: BlueOvalFitter
Originally Posted By: JLTD
Glad to hear it....


Originally Posted By: car51
Great news Blue:)


Hop it continues to go well for you


That's a mean pun.... whistle

Yeah, car51 means well. He PM'ed me and told me how to measure out an oil filter pleat. But, he stated in my case, it might come up a "FOOT" short! LOL crackmeup stooges spank


Yeah Blue i cant help that people mess with me on here.




Edited by car51 (05/13/18 07:20 PM)
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#4756220 - 05/13/18 07:26 PM Re: My New Leg [Re: BlueOvalFitter]
mcrn Offline


Registered: 11/30/05
Posts: 3207
Loc: FL
Awesome and im glad it worked out in the end but sorry you had to go through that much wasted time.
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