John F. Storm and my left arm
> Finally, the 'John Storm' comic from my youth is coming true...
Well, I had a look at John F. Storm's website. The picture shows him charging into battle with his prosthetic weapon blazing. Since he isn't wearing a helmet, I suppose he has a prosthetic armour-plated head as well.
> Now I just need to lose a limb(!)
I've already lost one, or at least the movement and feeling in it, to a brachial plexus injury in a motorbike accident in 1977. The problem with a myoelectric prosthesis (or orthosis in my case, since my paralysed left arm is still physically attached) is that it needs to take control feeds from existing undamaged peripheral nerves. A brachial plexus injury involves separation of of all connections of peripheral nerves to the spinal chord. A myoelectric prosthesis will only become workable once surgery advances to the stage of being able to connect the myoelectric arm directly into nerves in the spinal chord.
I'm not holding my breath waiting for this, and in the meantime, I just type (and do everything else) one-handed.
(PS: What does the "F" in "John F. Storm" stand for? :-)