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Offline Morvis13

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Re: Too Cool not to post
« Reply #2490 on: April 20, 2017, 10:39:48 PM »
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Re: Too Cool not to post
« Reply #2491 on: April 21, 2017, 01:47:08 AM »
Oooh

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Re: Too Cool not to post
« Reply #2492 on: April 21, 2017, 02:15:14 AM »
I'll have to take you at your word that that's cool. :)

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Re: Too Cool not to post
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Re: Too Cool not to post
« Reply #2494 on: April 26, 2017, 10:38:58 PM »
How functional is the hand?

One of the weirder sensations I had after my amputation (lower leg) was when the nurse was rubbing some Vitamin E ointment along one of my closure wounds, which had joined skin from the sides of my residual leg. While I could see her finger simply following one line up and down the wound, what I would feel was two fingers, one on each side of my leg. Phantom sensations are also weird.

How long ago?


Your mileage may vary.
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Re: Too Cool not to post
« Reply #2495 on: April 27, 2017, 06:13:01 AM »
How functional is the hand?

One of the weirder sensations I had after my amputation (lower leg) was when the nurse was rubbing some Vitamin E ointment along one of my closure wounds, which had joined skin from the sides of my residual leg. While I could see her finger simply following one line up and down the wound, what I would feel was two fingers, one on each side of my leg. Phantom sensations are also weird.

How long ago?


Your mileage may vary.
The amputation? 10 years ago. My cycling accident was 11 April 2007, and the amputation was performed about 6 weeks later. I also had the pleasure during that 6 weeks of being able to view the muscles inside my lower leg during dressing changes. I'd had a knee to ankle fasciotomy on both sides of the leg due to severe compartment syndrome following my initial orthopaedic and vascular operations. I did find it rather fascinating to be able to look at the muscles inside my own body.

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Re: Too Cool not to post
« Reply #2496 on: April 27, 2017, 11:35:52 AM »
I did find it rather fascinating to be able to look at the muscles inside my own body.

A fascinating experience.  I think I'd prefer to watch it on video afterwards than real time though.
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Re: Too Cool not to post
« Reply #2497 on: April 27, 2017, 12:00:00 PM »
My daughter's boyfriend lost his lower leg in a motorcycle accident a few years ago and uses a prosthetic. It's a topic I'm very interested in these days


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Re: Too Cool not to post
« Reply #2498 on: April 27, 2017, 04:53:11 PM »
I did find it rather fascinating to be able to look at the muscles inside my own body.

A fascinating experience.  I think I'd prefer to watch it on video afterwards than real time though.
If I'd had a camera I'd have used it. This was before the era of smart phones as well.

At my first dressing change they gave me self administered gas to try in case I needed pain relief. That was a pretty weird experience in itself. After that I had the gas on hand but didn't use it, never felt the need and so I was able to observe the slow dressing change process.

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Re: Too Cool not to post
« Reply #2499 on: April 27, 2017, 04:53:54 PM »
My daughter's boyfriend lost his lower leg in a motorcycle accident a few years ago and uses a prosthetic. It's a topic I'm very interested in these days
What would you like to know?

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Re: Too Cool not to post
« Reply #2500 on: April 27, 2017, 05:00:20 PM »
My daughter's boyfriend lost his lower leg in a motorcycle accident a few years ago and uses a prosthetic. It's a topic I'm very interested in these days
What would you like to know?

Everything.  Good  places to read up on the topic. Especially information about prosthetics.


(Plus, if you know any good amputee jokes)
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Re: Too Cool not to post
« Reply #2501 on: April 27, 2017, 06:54:16 PM »
This was before the era of smart phones as well.

Cognitive dissonance of the week: Smart phones as we know them have been around for less than 10 years.

(Although I feel like I had a "built in apps" semi-dumb touchscreen phone with a camera around that time that would have taken videos at 240p or something like that)
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Re: Too Cool not to post
« Reply #2502 on: April 27, 2017, 07:04:32 PM »
This was before the era of smart phones as well.

Cognitive dissonance of the week: Smart phones as we know them have been around for less than 10 years.

I have zero cognitive dissonance about that, because I'm still on one of these }|<o):



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Re: Too Cool not to post
« Reply #2503 on: April 27, 2017, 09:14:42 PM »
I have zero cognitive dissonance about that, because I'm still on one of these }|<o):



#noregrets

Im actually quite looking forward to seeing how Nokia's soon-to-be-released android smartphones turn out.
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Re: Too Cool not to post
« Reply #2504 on: April 27, 2017, 10:22:38 PM »
I have no real interest in them atm. I can see the benefits of a smartphone, but I spend so much time behind computers of some kind already, I really don't feel I need one in my pocket when I'm not around one I need to carry with both hands.
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