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Life without a limp...is it possible?

Started by Kaitlin Rubel in Overcoming challenges of lower extremity amputation. Last reply by Kaitlin Rubel 54 minutes ago. 8 Replies

I have lived my entire life in excruciating pain and cannot remember one day where I didn't walk with a very prominent limp. I haven't had my amputation yet, but it's looking like I'm going to have a left BKA within the next 6 months. Is it possible…Continue

How long did it take?

Started by James George in General. Last reply by James George 2 hours ago. 10 Replies

I have a question for everyone. How long did it take to get your prosthetic after your amputation?Continue

Jobs for hand amputee

Started by Ken in Overcoming challenges of upper extremity amputation. Last reply by Wolf Schweitzer 14 hours ago. 7 Replies

I used to be a waiter/ cashier before my hand amputation, and now I have been jobless for a year. All entry level jobs basically require you to handle cash, carry heavy things, or type fast. Recently I got my bionic arm, and I'm planning to apply…Continue

ERTL Amputation...Thoughts? Opinions? Experiences?

Started by Kaitlin Rubel in Overcoming challenges of lower extremity amputation. Last reply by Kaitlin Rubel yesterday. 2 Replies

Hello all! Within the next 6 months or so I will be getting a below the knee amputation. I have been heavily researching my options and I'm wondering what people think and know about the ERTL procedure where they create a bone bridge between your…Continue

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Kaitlin Rubel left a comment for Bob Buck
"Thank you again Bob! I'm praying every day that this path I'm on will lead me to a life with less limitations and most importantly, less pain!! I know I'll get there one day!"
38 minutes ago
Kaitlin Rubel left a comment for Robert Rodriguez
"Thank you very much for the kind words Robert! If I have any questions I'll make sure to message you!"
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Kaitlin Rubel replied to Kaitlin Rubel's discussion Life without a limp...is it possible?
"I hope that I will be able to have the confidence that you have Kathryn! I hope that once I have my amputation that I will be able to wear my prosthetic with shorts and dresses without the silicone cover, and be proud of it! That is certainly one of…"
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