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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 1 hour ago. 14 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 yesterday. 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 yesterday. 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 on Monday. 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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Bill Machi left a comment for Chele(prounounced Shelly)Teabout
"Chele, I have been a bka for 40 + years. I have been through a lot. You will be ok. The pain and drugs are far worse than the amputation. Once things get squared away you will be fine. Hang in there."
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"I'm so glad to hear it Ron! I pray I'll have similar results!"
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