Allyson Ogston

Last updated 19 July '06

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African holiday Oct 2005 Part 1

African holiday Oct 2005 Part 2

My Accident in 1995

Are new amputees unrealistic? .

Finding the CP you want

MAS Socket Diaries

MAS Test Socket Photo's AUGUST 2005

Building a disabled friendly house

What to do when a new amputee comes home

Glossary of Terms

Can a planned amputee take control of their pain?

Lightning Hazard???

Skydiving with an Amputee

Paragliding with an Amputee

Your Responsibility to your Disability

The Phantom of Pain - by Alistair Plint

Sounds Fabulous - girl duo

Inspirational Ed - a must read collection of personal stories

Lesley's RBK Story

Contact Ally

 

 

About this site...

Although this is written with information garnered from my own personal 11-year walk as an amputee, and probably favours the ladies, there should still be a lot of information that other disabled people can take away from this site. I hope you enjoy your visit as much as I enjoyed putting it together. If you have any stories you'd like to share, or favourite links of your own, please drop me a line and we'll slap them up on this site.

This isn't the place for hard-assed dev's (you know who you are) or gimp gawkers. There are tons of content-appropriate web sites for that. Please visit respectfully.

Please refresh your browser quickly, we update regularly.

NEW FAVOURITE SITE - You MUST visit here - very awesome!

Crazy Viking

All together now - WE LOVE WILLIAM!

Why I started this site ....

This site was started after a frustrating and fruitless search for some place where South African amputees could go for friendship and advice. I'm afraid South Africa really showed her '3rd world' label on this one. There is nothing here for us. But apart from that, the amount of information that is NOT given to new amputees world-wide is absolutely appalling. If I look back at my own history, I could have gotten back into the mainstream of life a lot quicker had I been armed (or is that 'legged'?) with the right advice.

So here I am. This site is dedicated to all the disabled people of the world, but especially my fellow PWD's in South Africa.

Your contributions gratefully accepted...

Erm, that would be from your brain, not your pocket! If you have any stories of your own, drop me mail. Unfortunately no e-mails with attachments can be accepted, only straight text. There is a wealth of knowledge out there which is held by disabled peoples all over the world. It's stuff that newbies (and us oldies) need to hear for us to develop and enhance our coping mechanism skills. It's the information that 'they' don't put in the manual. You know what I'm talking about...the "if only I knew before" stuff... And please stop by my Guest Book on your way out, I would love to hear from you. Come back and say hello again soon!

Ally, Jayde and Polka

Disclaimer : The owner of this site is not responsible for the content or accuracy of any pages linked to or referenced from this site. Health related topics found should not be used for diagnosing purposes or be substituted for medical and/or professional advice. It is your responsibility to research the accuracy, completeness, and usefulness of all opinions, services and other information found on this site, and to consult with your professional health care provider as to whether the information can benefit you. The owner of this site assumes no responsibility or liability for any consequence resulting directly or indirectly for any action or inaction you take based on or made in reliance on the information, services, or material on or linked to this site.

 

 

COOL LINKS

Chronic Pain Chronic pain management by Dr Mitchell

To be or not to be Active Living article by Kimberley Barreda

John Callahan Paraplegic humourist - not for the feint hearted

Disability sport in South Africa DISSA

THE ANGRY GIMP Awesome must read site!

Marco Du Plooy My Pretoria based prosthetist

Sleeve Art by Fred's Legs

Employment Guidelines from SA Dept of Labour for PWD's & employers

Amputee Resource - Al Pike CP

MAS Socket - information

Fly SA - Paragliding

Co LeDahu - Personal Website

Jam Ally Entertainment - where Ally works

Eric Morse - Para-sport photographer & friend (Canada)

 

 



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