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Reality

Started by Manuel Lopez in General. Last reply by Manuel Lopez yesterday. 6 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 on Thursday. 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

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

 
 
 

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