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I Am A Double Amputee

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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, 2014

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    Both of my legs were taken off surgically,

    mid-femur, or above the knee, because of a car wreck. I've never lost the phantom feelings of both of my feet. That's to say that the nerves in my thighs that would communicate to my brain what my feet are feeling are still active. If I'm lying down and I close my eyes, it feels...
    petergavin69 petergavin69 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 4

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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 3 Responses May 25, 2011

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    I was in my early twenties

    when it happened; I had just completed my enlistment in the Army and a year of college, so I was a little off age-wise from my classmates and co-workers. I was in the passenger seat and because of the way the car hit the guardrail and tree its why my right leg was taken off...
    petergavin69 petergavin69 41-45, M Jan 27

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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, 2014

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    Hey everyone. Another update. (For those of you who don't know I had both my arms amputated several months ago due to cancer). I won't be able to pursue prosthetics for awhile, it...
    shelbyr90 shelbyr90 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 30

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    I am actually not an amputee. But I am going to college to study biomedical engineering and am very interested in prosthetics. If any of you have suggestions on improvements for...
    justme1996 justme1996 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 30

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    Hi its been nearly a year since i lost my arms and 2 years since i lost my legs and been cancer free for a year too. It has taken a lot to get use to life as a quadruple amputee...
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    I'm missing my left leg below the knee and happen to also work in the field of prosthetics. I'm here to help answer questions from new amputees and meet others. :)
    wexy21 wexy21 36-40, M 1 Response May 8

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    A linguistics professor was lecturing his class one day. 'In English', he said, 'A double negative forms a positive. In some languages, though, such as Russian, a double negative...
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    hate to see so many people wit double standards , they are unhappy in their marriages, suffering in sexless marriages,cheating their partners ,but they will not end the misery by...
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    I was born missing my right hand so growing up I've always felt anxious when it came to dating "normal" people. When is it the right time to let them know?
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    Lost my left leg above knee when i was 19. Twenty years now have never missed it. Its allabout making the best of what you have.
    rasikAKA rasikAKA 36-40, M May 8

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    i do. i have a certain life around my family and friends and kids. then this whole other life with my bf and sex and lifestyle. it hasnt been for a short amount of time its like...
    blackcherrybbw blackcherrybbw 36-40, F 1 Response May 3

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    Will be 50 next year and really never thought I would end up where I am now. While I do have a job and can support myself, I'm also now a double amputee, living alone and have...
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