Amputees and Supporters
This group is for anyone who needs to talk about their amputation, their medical issues surrounding the amputation and how it makes you feel. Ask anything you like.
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1 day ago
As a graduate student at the University of Notre Dame, I am studying mobility in patients with lower limb amputations immediately after surgery. If you have five minutes to answer these questions, we would be really grateful for you feedback. Your answers are anonymous, and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com
14 days ago
My sister had an above knee amputation. While in rehab was gung-ho but sits in her recliner watching tv and sleeping all day. I am her transportation to and from Dr. Appts. I still pay rent on my apt. Yet live here trying to help but not seeing her try. I am about to give up. She lives with my brother who has remodeled his home to accommodate her. He is also frustrated.
about 1 month ago
My mother stayed in a hospital in Montgomery, AL and aquired 2 bedsores, 1 resulting in an amputated leg. She is great when its just she and I doing our routine. When my sister comes around she steals her meds and gets angry at her for needing help. It hurts me and makes me so angry at my sister. My mother is a victim of hospital negligence and abuse at a nursing home. How can I help her cope and just focus on the good she does have in her life?
Warrior for love said...
about 1 month ago
Today my partner is getting a hip disarticulation. She is still in surgery. So many thoughts run through my mind. Hopefully, this was the right choice. She's been suffering many years with pain and infections. How long does a hip articulation usually take to heal enough to start looking at wearing aprosthetic leg and learning how to walk again?
Mikenzy T said...
5 months ago
So I've been a left below knee amputee for one month now just now I've started experimenting with stopping my opioids usage seems to be getting better but I got sicker than a dog today after not taking any not sure if it was related but who knows. I took some tonight and feel I bit better maybe it's all in my head. I lost my leg because I had a lot of blood veins growing throughout my leg and mostly my foot creating a lot of blood clots and tissue masses or benign tumors. I was told there was a good chance a blood clot could break loose and potentially kill me but then again I could be fine for years but the problem could continue to spread up my leg and since it had already penetrated my bones and was extremely painful some days I went ahead and decided to take my doctors suggestions on amputation but now a month after I am continually regretting my decision, thinking that this pain is so much worse than what I lived with before. Sure down the road I hear it gets better and with a prosthetic life will be better but right now I'm falling over tumbling oddly and awkwardly around arms and hip in pain all the time not to mention the pain in my amputation, life is getting to be so rough and I find myself up at all hours of the night talking to a computer laying in bed because no one around me understands it's like living in a foreign country where people look at you as an outsider and are afraid to talk to you and just act like they understand when in actuality they cannot
David scouse said...
5 months ago
My mother (81) had a leg amputated last year. She is coping v well & positive to life. It is looking increasingly likely that she will need the other leg amputated. My father is 83 & although mobile he is wobbly on his feet and often walks with a stick. What challenges are they likely to face if the amputation occurs? How realistic is it to continue living in their bungalow ?
5 months ago
Hi, I had Synovial Cancer Tumor removed 2013, leaving me paralyzed in foot with 0 function. I had made world history 13 1/2 in. Nerve graft 2014. But nothing has improved, all dr.s don't advise amputation, but I just want my life back. Running, walking normal again. I welcome any comments from experience or place to get it done at. And where would u have it done at, as I would travel to get done by the best. Thank u! Rhonda
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