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I Am A Double Amputee

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    In 1997 I was in a terrible auto wreck.

    It was over summer break from college, and my friend was showing off her new sports car when we lost control. Even though its nearly twenty years later, this time of year makes me sort of melancholy. Its not made better as the day approaches that I become a person who's been...
    petergavin69 petergavin69 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    On May 1st my life changed forever.

    I had a ear infection that cause me to go septic. I was in a coma for 3 months and woke minus my legs below my knees. Tried to get legs but due to prolong sickness and really slow healing I'm not able to walk always in a wheelchair. Trying to find my place in this world hard...
    wheelchairscantholdmedown wheelchairscantholdmedown 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    I Am A Double Amputee

    I am a double amputee and my left leg is completly gone my left arm is just a stump and it's like i don't have a left side I lost it in January 2011 but I feel like it happend a second ago.
    morganadomingue morganadomingue 16-17 2 Responses May 25, 2011

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    I was born with an incomplete arm so I have been an amputee all my life. Of course I got used to it but still it's hard sometimes to explain my situation to others. I have a...
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    I have been an amputee since birth, being born with an incomplete left arm. Obviously I have gotten used to the situation and I have a prosthesis but I only got it when I was in...
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    I was 27 when I became an right leg AK amputee. I am 55 now and sometimes it still doesn't seem like it happened to me. I mean what are the odds? I was a machinist/mechanic. I...
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    my boyfriend and I went on a double date with another couple (our good friends) for the first time in a long time! him and I haven't been on a double date since we went about 2...
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    I have read about them but didn't think they existed. Thought it was only gay men pretending to be women that wanted to chat about my arm stump. I have to say that I am a little...
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    Anyone know a good prosthetist in the Dallas area? Bilateral bka here. :-)
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