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Sockets

Started by David Varner in General. Last reply by kathryn cartwright yesterday. 2 Replies

Hi AllI'm a LBKA.I'm having to get a new socket. Currently I use a Pin Lock. I want something where I don't have to deal with socks as much.Will you please provide me suggestions?ThanksContinue

Outer Sleeve Suspension

Started by William (Bill) Hattan in Socket fit / comfort / design / function / components yesterday. 0 Replies

Am I the only one who is upset over the cost & longevity of your outer suspension sleeve?  I would like to start a blog on this subject.  Who's In?Continue

Blister

Started by Manuela Leonhardt in General. Last reply by Manuela Leonhardt Apr 13. 7 Replies

Hi everybody, I haven’t been here in a while but I have a major problem. Never had a problem with blisters or anything like it. Yet here I am now with a monster on the bottom of my stump. Can’t walk on it and have been using crutches for one week…Continue

Introduction

Started by Wade I Estock in General. Last reply by Benjamin Richard Hull Apr 4. 1 Reply

Hey everyone, I just wanted to introduce myself, I'm a new member. My name is Wade and I am a left transhumoral amputee. I lost my forearm in a car accident September 13th 2017 but I just had my elbow amputated 3 weeks ago.

Reality

Started by Manuel Lopez in General. Last reply by Jeff Apr 15. 9 Replies

 It happened. Finally. Almost three months to the day of my accident, reality snuck up on me and slapped me, hard. It felt like a cold wet fish that slaps a tourist trying to catch it at some fish market. I was the tourist. Life threw reality at me…Continue

Survey Opportunity - Chance at $50 for Your Opinions

Started by Carrie Davis Resource Mgr in General Mar 20. 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 Mar 19. 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 drew wattier Mar 21. 2 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

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