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My New Leg #4756071
05/13/18 03:25 PM
05/13/18 03:25 PM
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Posts: 6,003
Cajun Country, La.
BlueOvalFitter Offline OP
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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.................

Re: My New Leg [Re: BlueOvalFitter] #4756077
05/13/18 03:31 PM
05/13/18 03:31 PM
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The land of USA-made Subies!
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The land of USA-made Subies!
Good news, BOF. Hope everything works out well!

Re: My New Leg [Re: BlueOvalFitter] #4756081
05/13/18 03:34 PM
05/13/18 03:34 PM
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In the shop
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Great news Blue:)


Hop it continues well


09' Camry LE, 141,020 miles

PP 5w30 and TG 4967
Re: My New Leg [Re: 53' Stude] #4756084
05/13/18 03:35 PM
05/13/18 03:35 PM
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US
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Glad to hear it....


Originally Posted By: car51
Great news Blue:)


Hop it continues well


That's a mean pun.... whistle


I'm a thickie; assimilate
But 20s have their place

Using AMSOIL

Hers: 2008 Jeep Liberty 138k, SS 5w30/Amsoil

His: 2015 4Runner 41k, OE 5w30/Wix

Re: My New Leg [Re: JLTD] #4756092
05/13/18 03:46 PM
05/13/18 03:46 PM
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 6,003
Cajun Country, La.
BlueOvalFitter Offline OP
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Posts: 6,003
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

Re: My New Leg [Re: BlueOvalFitter] #4756094
05/13/18 03:47 PM
05/13/18 03:47 PM
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 5,178
Tn.
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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...


turn in your old jackets, shirts and other clothes to a Salvation Army or any homeless shelter this year...
Re: My New Leg [Re: BlueOvalFitter] #4756099
05/13/18 03:52 PM
05/13/18 03:52 PM
Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 6,440
MI
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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.

Re: My New Leg [Re: BlueOvalFitter] #4756109
05/13/18 04:05 PM
05/13/18 04:05 PM
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Planet Earth
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Planet Earth
Wishing you all the best with your new leg!

Re: My New Leg [Re: BlueOvalFitter] #4756114
05/13/18 04:12 PM
05/13/18 04:12 PM
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Elizabethtown, Pa
Al Offline
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Elizabethtown, Pa
Happy for you!!!! happy happy happy


Re: My New Leg [Re: BlueOvalFitter] #4756139
05/13/18 04:38 PM
05/13/18 04:38 PM
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Posts: 3,481
NJ
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Good luck with the new leg!


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Re: My New Leg [Re: BlueOvalFitter] #4756151
05/13/18 04:53 PM
05/13/18 04:53 PM
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Marshfield , MA
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Marshfield , MA
Hoping for you BOF


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Re: My New Leg [Re: BlueOvalFitter] #4756175
05/13/18 05:33 PM
05/13/18 05:33 PM
Joined: Jun 2014
Posts: 2,739
Phoenix, Arizona - USA
SirTanon Online content
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Lt. Dan?


Seriously though, congrats BOF. banana


2010 Ford Fusion SE - 2.5 liter/6F35 Trans - 266,000mi
2014 Nissan Altima SL - 2.5 liter/CVT - 60,000mi
Re: My New Leg [Re: BlueOvalFitter] #4756182
05/13/18 05:42 PM
05/13/18 05:42 PM
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 6,140
Michigan
ZZman Offline
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Michigan
Great. My dad had a prosthetic leg so I get it.


2003 Mercury Grand Marquis. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram Ultra
2008 Sebring Hardtop convertible. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram Ultra
2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 LT. Motul 7100 10w-40 and K&N
Re: My New Leg [Re: BlueOvalFitter] #4756210
05/13/18 06:18 PM
05/13/18 06:18 PM
Joined: Mar 2015
Posts: 11,897
In the shop
53' Stude Offline
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In the shop
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.



Last edited by car51; 05/13/18 06:20 PM.

09' Camry LE, 141,020 miles

PP 5w30 and TG 4967
Re: My New Leg [Re: BlueOvalFitter] #4756220
05/13/18 06:26 PM
05/13/18 06:26 PM
Joined: Nov 2005
Posts: 3,247
FL
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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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