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Survey Opportunity - Chance at $50 for Your Opinions

Started by Carrie Davis Resource Mgr in General 11 hours ago. 0 Replies

Hello EmpoweringAmputees.org Community Members,As many of you know, I work at Hanger Clinic in Patient Experience.  Our Web Engagement Team is revamping the www.HangerClinic.com website and they're looking…Continue

Gabapentin Withdrawal !!!!

Started by Scott Marvel in Pain Management / Phantom Pain. Last reply by Bill Krupiczewicz yesterday. 5 Replies

I am at 26 months since my BKA. I have never been a medication taker and certainly nothing like the last 26 months. At the height of my nerve pain I was taking 3,200 mg of Gabapentin and 50 mg of Nortriptyline split morning and evening. I…Continue

sky diving

Started by drew wattier in General. Last reply by Troy Vowels 12 hours ago. 1 Reply

Just curious...I know it has happened, but I was wondering if anyone on this site have done Sky diving that is a AKA??If so, I would love to chat with that person or people.Continue

sky diving

Started by drew wattier in General Mar 12. 0 Replies

Just curious...I know it has happened, but I was wondering if anyone on this site have done Sky diving that is a AKA??If so, I would love to chat with that person or people.Continue

Introduction and a few questions

Started by MICHAEL SPINN in Overcoming challenges of lower extremity amputation. Last reply by Benjamin Richard Hull Mar 14. 8 Replies

Hi everyone.  I joined a couple of months ago and have been reading a lot of great stuff here that is helping.  Briefly, I am a 60 year old male with a recent right leg BKA (9/13/2018).  Been doing well, but over did it with the prosthetic in early…Continue

Pain (NOT PHANTOM)

Started by Meagan Gill in Pain Management / Phantom Pain. Last reply by Scott Marvel Mar 9. 3 Replies

I'm a RBK. I've been an amputee for years now. I've done phantom pain, sores from sweat, etc. Even had a point where I needed extra padding on the bottom of my limb because of the way it atrophied.As of about two days ago, I've been in a lot of…Continue

Hurtful Words

Started by Manuel Lopez in General. Last reply by Manuel Lopez Mar 7. 2 Replies

 How does one deal with feeling down after a family member says something hurtful? I'm sure it was only said because that person was mad at the moment, but I'm left feeling like those are the thoughts that person has all the time. Has anyone dealt…Continue

sports for multiple or quadruple amputees

Started by Karin Miller in Health and Exercise. Last reply by kenneth McGill Mar 7. 1 Reply

hi people, As quadruple amputee i started swimming in rehab and that feels great. I see the water as the great equalizer, a way to feel without boundaries. But lately i'm not feel guite well on the mental part of coping with my body (a question for…Continue

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April Lester replied to Amber evans's discussion Struggling in the group Arkansas Amputee's
"You gotta let all of the 'crap' parts just go to the way side. I know how you feel. Theres gonna be alot of bad days, all in a row. .but, on those days all you need to do is to look back to the start, first day, Day 1. Remember that day?…"
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Bill Krupiczewicz commented on Elaine Sinclair's blog post Pain
"OK then. I do know they can be a PITA to put on. It was a lot of work for my original amputation, but fortunately I didn't rip anything up doing that. I do know that for my recent revision surgery, they set me up with a handy dandy…"
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April Lester left a comment for Amber evans
"Hi, Amber. I can relate completely to your situation. Keep this in your head, always...It does get better. You will find your NEW life somewhere among the parts of your OLD life."
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