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Watching brother struggle

Started by Tonya White in Family Support. Last reply by Brenda Timm 5 hours ago. 4 Replies

Hello everyone!My brother was in a snowmobile accident in February and had to have his left leg amputated above the knee. He is seriously depressed and sees no life for himself as an amputee. He says it's not that he "can't live like this" it's that…Continue

Brother in Denver Lost left arm and leg

Started by darcy white in General 7 hours ago. 0 Replies

Hi I'm Darcy and here for info for my brother.  A 63 yr old Vietnam Vet living at Bear Creek Skilled Nursing Facility in Morrison west of Denver.  He was in a motorcycle accident 7/13. Lost his left arm above the elbow and left leg above the…Continue

OVER 60 AMPUTEE BUCKET LIST

Started by Brenda Timm in General. Last reply by Brenda Timm 8 hours ago. 2 Replies

I'm almost 64 years old.Living alone for first time in over 40 years!Was always afraid that I would be alone.That fear, I now know, kept me from living alone and kept me in unhealthy relationships.Losing my leg almost 20 years ago really "AMP'd"…Continue

By what time frame should a person be able to let pain medications go !

Started by Gilbert Satterfield in Pain Management / Phantom Pain. Last reply by Abby Wilson 12 hours ago. 17 Replies

I am thirty seven days out from my last amputation . And the pain is much better then it was of course. But I do still need my pain pills twice a day, mornings and evenings . It`s hard to get my day started and even tougher to settle the day. The…Continue

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Brenda Timm replied to Tonya White's discussion Watching brother struggle
"Hi Tonya, First tell your brother he IS NOT ALONE. I'm 64yr old above knee amputee since 1985.  I have suffered with depression and the varying degrees of it.  For someone as active as your brother I can only imagine where his…"
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John Logan left a comment for Jessica Rodriguez
"Hey Jessica, My name is John, I just joined here for support also. I had my right leg amputated last summer. I had been involved in a car accident two years prior and tried everything to save the leg. But i made the choice to have it amputated, Ive…"
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