20 months post surgery and still barely able to walk

Started by Marxbro in General. Last reply by drew wattier yesterday. 9 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


Started by Jeff in General. Last reply by Jeff yesterday. 11 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

Reconstruction surgery

Started by Ellen Bietz in General on Friday. 0 Replies

My daughter has developed a bone spur (she is AKA for 3 years). In addition to removing the spur we have decided to also address the issues she has with extra tissue and shape of the end of her stump. Has anyone had reconstructive surgery done? How…Continue

Choosing to become an amputee

Started by Donna Adams in Electing to Amputate / Faced with this decision Feb 21. 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

Should know this but I don't!

Started by Gilbert Satterfield in General. Last reply by Dawn Miranda Feb 20. 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

Update on whatI have been up too.

Started by brian jason white in Returning to work / society / public eye. Last reply by kathryn cartwright Feb 18. 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

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