Choosing to become an amputee

Started by Donna Adams in Electing to Amputate / Faced with this decision yesterday. 0 Replies

In 2004 I was hit by a drunk driver as I was getting into my car.  To be honest I had no idea that the person that changed my life, was a drunk driver.  I found out that bit of information yesterday, when talking to my daughter, but after countless…Continue

20 months post surgery and still barely able to walk

Started by Marxbro in General. Last reply by Gary Moody on Tuesday. 8 Replies

Hey. My name is David and I am a right bka and have some real problems that I am desperate to get help with. I had surgery on June 9th, 2015 and now, 20 months later I still can't walk without a walker and even with one the farthest I can go is…Continue

Should know this but I don't!

Started by Gilbert Satterfield in General. Last reply by Dawn Miranda on Monday. 5 Replies

In 20 years I've had 6 prosthetic legs. My newest leg hurts like I can't explain. I've walked four hours at best on my leg and the pain is out of this world,, I can't deal! We've tried leg socks and cushion,Gel pads you name it we've done it. All…Continue


Started by Jeff in General. Last reply by Ken Biddle on Saturday. 10 Replies

Hello all I am a new left leg below knee amputee and have a question as to what to expect from my casting.1) how long is the casting process2) once the casting is done about how long will it take to receive my prosthesis ?3) I know everyone is…Continue

Update on whatI have been up too.

Started by brian jason white in Returning to work / society / public eye. Last reply by kathryn cartwright on Saturday. 1 Reply

I haven't been on in a long time because life has been really busy. Just wanted to update everyone. I started going to college in the fall of 2013 with the goal of eventually getting a master's degree in prosthetics and orthotics. I am happy to…Continue

Feeling comfortable with your new body during sex

Started by Crystal Lynn Duey in Depression / Anxiety. Last reply by Sherrie Ott Feb 17. 7 Replies

I know this is an awkward topic to talk about but it's an issue that I really need some guidance on. Since my amputation of course sex is not the same but I'm embarrassed about it. My partner doesn't make me feel unwanted or anything but obviously…Continue

amputee as a result of heparin induced thrombocytopenia

Started by Judy Briggs in General. Last reply by TONYA PATTERSON Feb 17. 6 Replies

I am seeking someone who has an amputation as a result of heparin induced thrombocytopenia. I had open heart surgery and as a result of the heparin they gave me my platelet count dropped out of the bottom and I got blood clots in all four limbs. As…Continue

Comfortable in Wheelchair

Started by Nancy Fessler in Spouse / Partner Support. Last reply by Tammy Jordan Feb 16. 5 Replies

My husband is a left AK amputee since January 2015. He has a properly fitted prosthetic and once a week PT for the last two years.He has decided that he is more comfortable being in a wheelchair than walking. He says it is is faster and safer. He…Continue

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Marxbro replied to Marxbro's discussion 20 months post surgery and still barely able to walk
"Sadly, I didn't even get my first appointment with the prosthetist until more than 2 months after my surgery, not for lack of trying but it took that long before he would see me, save for a visit on the day I was released from the hospital. I…"
Wolf Schweitzer replied to Todd Hastie's discussion Less than 2 months out with forequarter amputation in the group New amputees
"What do you mean, things dont look so hot. Things *usually* dont look, like, hot one bit, so I say that is normal. Bad, uncomfortable, strenuous, depressing, hard but, that is somewhat normal. Doctors cannot help because there is nothing at all they…"
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