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First Prostethic Tomorrow

Started by Barry Friedman in General. Last reply by Ken Biddle on Wednesday. 5 Replies

So tomorrow, I will be getting my first ever prosthetic leg. While I am very happy to finally start the process of learning to walk again, I'm so nervous about the physical therapy. I'm hoping that it's not going to be as hard as I expect it to, but…Continue

Little Things Mean So Much !

Started by Diane Gelinas in Self Esteem / Body Image May 21. 0 Replies

For the last year I have put my poor body through so much. Sometimes I have focused on what I can't do that I forget what I am able to do, and little accomplishments that I have made. These forward steps may seem trivial to some, but to me they just…Continue

Arthritis???

Started by Sue Muscarella in General. Last reply by Arnold Chen May 8. 6 Replies

Hi EveryoneIs there such a thing as pain caused by over use of a hand?  I was born missing my right hand and forearm, below elbow. That was 59 yes ago and lately I get terrible pain and weakness in my left hand. Is it arthritis or just 59 years of…Continue

Colorado Adaptive Mobility Fair and FB Live Link

Started by Carrie Davis Resource Mgr in Health and Exercise May 4. 0 Replies

Are you interested in adaptive running or learning more about how to be active no matter what your ability level? Tune in to the Hanger Facebook page Saturday, May 6, at 12 pm CT to watch a live broadcast from the Colorado Adaptive Mobility Fair!…Continue

Choosing to become an amputee

Started by Donna Adams in Electing to Amputate / Faced with this decision. Last reply by David Eylander Apr 11. 2 Replies

In 2004 I was hit by a drunk driver as I was getting into my car.  To be honest I had no idea that the person that changed my life, was a drunk driver.  I found out that bit of information yesterday, when talking to my daughter, but after countless…Continue

Any right leg amputees ever use a "portable left foot accelerator" for driving?

Started by Arnold Chen in Overcoming challenges of lower extremity amputation. Last reply by Richard victor Apr 7. 34 Replies

I came across this product http://www.plfa.org/ and was wondering if anybody on AE has ever used it. Thanks.Continue

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How do amputees deal with waking up to an emergency?

Started by Malko Izurieta in Overcoming challenges of lower extremity amputation. Last reply by Richard victor Apr 4. 7 Replies

I've been an amputee for the past 5 years and have not figured out a way to ensure that I can don my prosthetics quickly enough to to escape a fire, find cover from an earthquake or respond to an intruder.I live alone and wear an elevated vacuum…Continue

Should know this but I don't!

Started by Gilbert Satterfield in General. Last reply by Richard victor Apr 4. 6 Replies

In 20 years I've had 6 prosthetic legs. My newest leg hurts like I can't explain. I've walked four hours at best on my leg and the pain is out of this world,, I can't deal! We've tried leg socks and cushion,Gel pads you name it we've done it. All…Continue

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