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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about 1 month ago
My aunt is a double leg amputee, and currently in rehab. We need to take her to visit an ailing family member this week in another town. She can transfer from her wheelchair to a chair/bed using a slider board. Is there a vehicle that she could transfer into using the slider board ? I have a CRV, but I'm happy to rent a different vehicle if there's one that is easier. Any suggestions ? Thank you in advance!
WV desperation said...
3 months ago
My wife is an AK amputee and simply refuses to wear her prosthetic most days. She insists she is going to walk again but only wears the leg one or two days out of ten, and even then only fir a few hours. I've asked her to seek counseling, and she refuses. I wasn't raised to abandon family, but I'm at the point of leaving. Can anybody give me some advice?
6 months ago
My wife lost her left arm to cancer 3 years ago and has isolated herself ever since. Except for 3 of her friends, I have become her only support and caregiver. This is having a large impact on our marriage with me contemplating leaving so that I can have something close to a normal life. She refuses to even let my relatives visit us and I have to go elsewhere to see mt brother. I need help!! Can anyone give me advice on a way to bring her out of her isolation and begin to live a normal life. She refuses to go to any professionals or seek out any support groups
6 months ago
last week I went out of state to pick up my sister double amputee/ cancer. she and I have never seen eye to eye, and to me doesn't seem her care out of state was all that good, I have her with me now and am trying hard to get her back up to speed on the needed heath care but she fights my wife and I all the time (taking meds, eating, bathing) luckly she has doctors appointment up here next week but she never listens or follows doctors instructions or our help,, it is extremely hard to care for her when she prolongs or refuses anything that would help her.. this is all new to me, I'm trying as hard as I can, but not sure how to go around the road block she always throw out there
An anonymous caregiver said...
8 months ago
3 years ago I lost my right forearm now 3 months ago my left leg was amputated above the knee. I'm 62, I have a lady friend 68, she likes to sleep in the chair, while I want to run around. 2 years ago the state of PA. took my license. Last week my dr. filled out the forms to get it back.. As time goes by.
12 months ago
This concering my husband. He had his left foot amputated above the knee about a year ago. he was in a rehabilitation home and doing so good he was scheduled to come home Friday. I just had lunch with my husband and left to run a couple errands when i received the call from the center saying that "Your husband has just passed away." They said it was natural causes, but I think he fell getting from his chair to another chair unassisted. I couldn't afford an autoposy so I wanted to know if there is any other way to prove that he was unassisted an fell from the chair onto the floor.
12 months ago
Hi everyone, I'm not sure if anyone can help me with this one but I thought I should at least try. My husband had his left leg amputated below the knee last July due to diabetes. Now he's having allot of issues with his right foot and may loose that leg as well. He's on 2 IV Med's for the last month and was given one more month on these then there going to take him off it and see what happens. History has been all infections with him come back one to 2 weeks after he's off antibiotics. So we're both in a bad frame of mind on this one. The thing I need some support with is he's said straight out to everyone including his doctors that he will not have this leg amputated. He'll let the infection kill him how do I deal with this. The doctors have already tried to get him counciling, I've begged with him and got mad as well, nothing's changing his mind on this.
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