depression/ the new me

Started by Kara Ashley Burrus in Depression / Anxiety. Last reply by Ron Gurowitz 12 hours ago. 10 Replies

I had my amputation in February 2014, 6 months ago. I had my right leg amputated below the knee. I had plenty of time to prepare mentally for my amputation and didn't feel depressed at all after I had it. Now, 6 months later, I just finished…Continue

Orthopedic Surgeon vs. Vascular Surgeon

Started by Alayna Kempf in General. Last reply by Ron Gurowitz 12 hours ago. 6 Replies

I am a 36 year old mother of 3 who is looking into elective BKA due to a car wreck I was in in 2000 and the 14 years of pain (and 8 surgeries thus far) that have followed.  Do you feel it's better to use an orthopedic surgeon for the amputation…Continue

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Phantom Pain Study in Southern California

Started by Carrie Davis Resource Mgr in Pain Management / Phantom Pain on Thursday. 0 Replies

Phantom Limb Pain Research Study  The University of California at San Diego is conducting a research study involving an experimental procedure for phantom limb and stump pain.  The study’s chief investigator, Brian Ilfeld, MD, is an…Continue

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Ron Gurowitz replied to Kara Ashley Burrus's discussion depression/ the new me
"Yeah, after about 4 months I would get depressed every night when I took it off thinking "OMG they cut off my -------- leg!" someone at the trauma center said that Chris Reeves and his wife gave themselves an hour each day to be sad, and…"
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Ron Gurowitz replied to Alayna Kempf's discussion Orthopedic Surgeon vs. Vascular Surgeon
"Hi, I am fortunate enough to live near a guy who specializes in amputations, I know it is a hassle with kids and all but you want to find a good surgeon at a good hospital. You also want to start lining up all the post op care and the prosthetist…"
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