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nerve pain

Started by hugh tindal in General 17 hours ago. 0 Replies

I am a bk amputee for 18 months. Can not wear a prosthesis because of nerve pain on the right side of my stump. Anyone else had this problem? Thanks, HughContinue

Getting Back Up To Speed

Started by Carol Grobe in Overcoming challenges of lower extremity amputation. Last reply by chris Feb 12. 8 Replies

I had a left leg BTK amputation a little over two years now and have had a prosthetic for almost two years.I had two sockets and then, due to insurance issues, had to wait for my third. I waited over six months for the third one. By that time, I was…Continue

Sleeping and out of bed

Started by Karin Miller in General. Last reply by Karin Miller Feb 6. 4 Replies

Hello people,as a 6 year experience quadrup amputee (double through knee and both hands) i allready slept alot. ;-)In the beginning i had some serious issues/problems on how to sleep or better to lie in bed.every pose seemed to be uncomfy.…Continue

16 year old New amputee

Started by drew wattier in General. Last reply by drew wattier Jan 29. 2 Replies

I am a AKA, and I met another AKA family and their 16 year old son amputee at a outpatient clinic 2 days ago.  After meeting the family and learning some of the incident that happened about 4 weeks ago, I learned that their son was a AKA because a…Continue

BK socket/sleeve leak

Started by Seth Andrews in General. Last reply by chris Feb 12. 2 Replies

Recently got a new set up with a great new foot, but have an issue with a persistent leak that makes my sleeve fart audibly with every step... New socket and we have already replaced the expulsion valve, so it's not that...New sleeve, and I already…Continue

Self Image

Started by Holley in Self Esteem / Body Image. Last reply by chris Feb 12. 4 Replies

    I've never had a problem with self image until I loss my arm. I've been overweight my entire life. I'm not what you call attractive. But I never really cared until I lost my arm in November. I had such an issue that I had to spend the holidays…Continue

Updated info regarding my non profit Amputee organization.

Started by Susan Allen in General. Last reply by Susan Allen Jan 28. 2 Replies

Hello All I became a RAKA 7/7/17. I went to my 1st Amputee Coalition conference in July 2018 in Tucson AZ .. I learned a lot and met a ton of people there , but after paying all the fees and hotel , etc , I understood why many can’t afford to go to…Continue

Sleave covers

Started by Gary Moody in General. Last reply by Paul Selph, East Zone Leader Feb 12. 3 Replies

Has anyone tired Sleeve covers from Fred's Legs below the knee prostatic is kind of boring black.Though I might try one of these out come spring for something differentContinue

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hugh tindal posted a discussion

nerve pain

I am a bk amputee for 18 months. Can not wear a prosthesis because of nerve pain on the right side of my stump. Anyone else had this problem? Thanks, HughSee More
17 hours ago
Arthur Fortson,Jr. commented on Leevell McCray's group Over 50 Amputees
"Joyce, thanks for that information and yes approximately 3 years ago I did go through the Vac, but my concern now is that I need to get checked for bone and ankle check up and hopefully I can prevent something in the future and try to heal faster.…"
23 hours ago
Timothy Wilson joined John Cool's group

Above Knee Amputees

This group is for above knee amputees. A place to share your stories, experiences, equipment use etc. with others who can relate.
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