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I Am A Double Amputee

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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 46-50, M Jan 4

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    I was born without arms.

    I lead a full normal life, just do things differently. All I really ask is to be treated like anyone else.
    CarlaLegs CarlaLegs 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 24

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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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    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 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 21, 2014

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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 46-50, M Jan 27

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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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    I am not myself an amputee but my partner is so this is close to my heart. In the UK advanced prosthetics are only available by special funding unless you are in the military...
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