Little Things Mean So Much !

Started by Diane Gelinas in Self Esteem / Body Image. Last reply by Diane Gelinas 4 hours ago. 4 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

First Prostethic Tomorrow

Started by Barry Friedman in General. Last reply by Sandra A. Eslin on Saturday. 8 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

Research Study on UE

Started by Carrie Davis Resource Mgr in Overcoming challenges of upper extremity amputation. Last reply by Bud Talbot on Friday. 1 Reply

Nationwide research survey for upper extremity amputees who have used a prosthetic device being conducted by masters of occupational therapy students at Eastern Michigan UniversityIf you have an upper extremity amputation, are over the age of 18,…Continue


Started by David Patterson in General on Friday. 0 Replies

I'm a nurse working 12 hour days. I'm having folliculitis issues from time to time and not sure what I can do if anything at work tonminimize this

Typing with one hand?

Started by Sophie Yu in General. Last reply by Sophie Yu Jun 16. 2 Replies

Hi everyone, I recently became a right arm above elbow amputee. Prior to my injury I had a desk job that involved a lot of work on Excel and Word. I'm thinking about returning to work and am wondering if you have suggestions on how to handle the…Continue

Skin Care of new Limb

Started by Sandra A. Eslin in General. Last reply by Wolf Schweitzer Jun 13. 9 Replies

Would anyone have some advice on skin care of a new residual limb.  I now have a compression sock on to prepare for the next step and I find near the incision some dry skin.  I read not to put lotions or creams on it so what can I use? Continue

Cheetah Xplore Junior

Started by Paula Free in General Jun 11. 0 Replies

Hi Everyone,I am an adult and I weigh almost 100 Lbs sometimes. I already run, and I will be getting a Cheetah Xplore Junior soon. I'm so excited!!!Can any one give me there personal experience running with this foot?I can run 5 to 6 miles now but I…Continue

Hand Amputee - Looking for Adaptive products

Started by Carol Brockmeyer in Thriving with multiple limb loss Jun 1. 0 Replies

Have a friend that recently became a quadruple amputee within a few days. She is doing well, but her family is looking for a cup that can be strapped to her residual arm so that she can drink by herself.  I have looked all over the web, but just…Continue

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Diane Gelinas replied to Diane Gelinas's discussion Little Things Mean So Much !
"I think our smiles are mutual (insert smiley face!). It sounds like you are very lucky to have a great support system. I do too, but live by myself. As much as they can try to understand what is going on with my head and body they really can't.…"
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