Thanks Rick and Connie,
I wore a prosthesis for 50 years and for the most part did extremely well. I only had to stop due to swelling. Also, a huge pocket of fluid, celluite, or fat cells, not sure...
developed in my lower abdomen. It now is so large that would make wearing a prosthesis very difficult. It's hard to maintain any consistency in my stump size to
keep a leg on. I do go swimming two days a week. I took therapy when doing leg wraps on my good leg to reduce edema swelling. I also, did 10 weeks of therapy for exercise with isometrics and in pool. I continue that two days a week and use the isometric expanding band. My entire body stays very sore and tender. I'm not quite sure why but is is painful. I exercise as best I can anyway and my goal for this coming year is to establish a diabetic diet, even though I am not diabetic. Counselor indicated this a good way to go to lose. I have to admit it seems like
a losing battle, but remain hopeful. I have been able to go to church one time a week and teach Sunday School. I also ride a golf cart to my doctor up the block on occasion.
Thanks for the encouragement and response. Take Care.
The sparrow still singsl...in the rain.
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