Bill Lifford, Paul and Wayne and list members of both lists: It has
been my impression that
OANDP-L is routinely posted to AMP-L thus I hadn’t the slightest
hesitation in answering
you, Bill, as I did….thinking further that this was an opportunity for
greater exposure of
what is certainly the greater good of amputees and of the practitioners.
On these two
lists, AMP-L and OANDP-L, there is precious little discussion of
issues affecting both practitioners and clients (patients) so, when I
can, I try to bring
these matters to the fore. This is what motivates me often and I DEFY
ANY OF YOU to
demonstrate that this is not appropriate. If you are professionals and
patients (clients) then we have one hell of a lot to keep track of in
those areas. Saying
the matters have been put to bed is ridiculous because they change with
the clock. In order
for us to remain sanely in touch with each other we better make damn
sure we do a lot of
talking and posting back and forth or there is apt to be a revolution in
the arrangement of
things which will make the notion of a union of amputees seem like an
ice cream social.
There is some question of embarrassment about salary matters??? Hell
man, I (we amputees)
sincerely want you to make a hugely comfortable living, as comfortable
as ANY of the
professionals…..AND we want and demand of you that you perform at
level, that the ethos of the master craftsman perfuse your activity.
You think we amputees
harass you, nipping at your heels and yapping??? NO NO NO people, I am
aiming at the
HEART!!! Of both camps!! This is too important to us to just quibble.
And any of you who have used an
artificial limb for real know that it is a hell of a lot more important
than just making
money. This is not just a negativistic commando raid…..I want to get
us all in the habit of real
communication so the effort can assume its rightful position in the
roster of medical arts.
“Paul E. Prusakowski” wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> Before anything gets out of hand, here are a few quick points
> to help clarify some issues that have begun to surface.
> Cross Posting- Cross posting your own personal submissions