Cheers Mr. Webber! Cheers!
—– Original Message —–
From: Paul T Webber
Sent: Monday, December 06, 1999 5:42 PM
Subject: Re: Union?
> I am getting sick and tired of amputees whining about setting up a union.
> You are setting yourselves up for problems. Right now the whole field of
> O.&P. is not getting any respect from the major health organizations. Our
> opinions are not respected our experience is not respected. An amputee
> looses weight or gains some demands that any adjustments be made free of
> charge.. I have no control over the volume changes in your residual limb
> must I bear the brunt of the costs to keep it fitting. I will warranty
> fit as long as there are no volumetric changes in the residual limb/.
> When an amputee needs adjustments due to something that the Prosthetist
> no control over we still cannot charge for our services. How can a fit be
> guaranteed when we have no control over the lifestyle of the patient. If
> there was an allied health union that included patients that might be
> something to consider. Quit whining about Prosthetists in this forum and
> offer some solutions to the problems that encompass the whole field.
> I am sorry you have to wear a prosthesis. Find a competent Prosthetist
> get on with your life.
> Paul T. Webber [email protected]
> From: George Boyer
> Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 1999 6:26 PM
> Subject: Union?
> > I read an article in the Times the other day about medical interns and
> > residents forming a union. Hmmm. If any group of people EVER needed an
> > organized presence it is sure that amputees do. Why hasn’t someone
> > (with talents in that direction) stood up to take the helm??? There is
> > a ‘consumer’s union’ and this would be just a specialized form of that.
> > It would give amputees a voice and a presence which would be a force in
> > the prosthetics industry and in medical circles as well as in insurance
> > and other areas. We need this. Very curious that no one has taken up
> > the challenge. GB.