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    Old 03-11-2015, 09:10 AM   #1
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    Intro from a newb AE amputee

    hi everyone, i am new here; please let me know if i am doing it wrong.

    i am male, 65, a transhumeral amputee since Sept 2012 due to a large myxofibrosarcoma my right forearm. i am using a standard WALSA funded body-powered prosthesis with a hook, i can do lots of stuff with it but it has many limitations; there must be better TDs out there but it is hard to find any reviews by other AE amputees.

    i get two sorts of pain; a constant zinging tingling scrunched up feeling in my non-existent limb and the occasional WHACK! bolt out of the blue "electric shock"! i am taking a light dose of Gabapentin which helps a bit. early on i was getting a lot of pain/sensation transfer between my face and my "arm"; move arm, face hurts. drink cold beer, arm feels cold; but that has largely disappeared.

    i used to be an Automatic Transmission Technician/Rebuilder, now i am a Sailmaker. i am looking forward to sharing information with others on the forum.

    oh and have recently had a lot of my left lung removed due to secondary cancers.

    kind regards to you all
    jbsails

     
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