I Am An Amputee Above Knee

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 59 People

    I lost my right leg above the knee last October.

    I really would like to talk with anyone who has gone through with the same thing and has learned how to get through the loss of independence.
    betsyok betsyok
    61-65, F
    2 Responses Apr 7, 2014


     Hello, I am a amputee below knee. It is still hard to wrap my mind around it. about 2 years ago i had a motorcycle accident. I was a working person. then the accident happened. I spent two weeks in hospital, but still had my leg it was almost severed at ankle. I kept it...
    dxn53 dxn53
    3 Responses May 28, 2009

    Above Knee Amputee That Survied Cancer

    I am an amputee above knee    I lost my leg 4 years ago this may i had cancer                             ...
    mandyking mandyking
    31-35, F
    Jan 13, 2010

    6" Residual Limb Ak Amp May 30th 2012

    I am a lucky cancer survivor. My AK amputation was the fourth surgery to deal with very aggressive cancer that was originally diagnosed in 2008 as myxofibrosarcoma. Six months before the amputation, all of the muscle in the back of my leg (3 hamstrings) was removed. I have about...
    ALDakAmp ALDakAmp
    61-65, M
    1 Response Nov 8, 2012

    I suppose I should start from the beginning: I

    was born with Hemophilia. Around the age of 5-6, I suffered an injury to my right knee. By the time the bleeding in my knee subsided, irreversible damage had been done; the joint in my knee had practically fused because of the lack of cartilage. And so, I was sentenced to...
    KarlKadaver KarlKadaver
    31-35, M
    Jul 31, 2015

    I am a LAKA of 6 yrs.

    i do not have a prosthetic. I lost my leg to osteomyelitis (MRSA) of the femur. It was relatively small spot on my femur that was filled with infection that just wouldn't stay away. The Drs tried for two years to save my leg but the infection always came back with fury. They...
    nikups nikups
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jul 24, 2014

    getting ready to head to see the family

    for Christmas and go skiing. Today I had my monoski out to get it ready for the trip. I love the freedom of skiing; cutting my track down the hill. Getting back on the hill after my accident was an incredibly liberating and inclusive activity to share with friends and family...
    petergavin69 petergavin69
    46-50, M
    Dec 14, 2014

    I was at the zoo today,

    my first time going "out" with my prosthesis. Overall, the experience was good and my stump pain and swelling was minimal. But today marks the first day that I gave my "testimony". I was looking at a snake when this gentleman with a cane walks over to me and asks me how long...
    KarlKadaver KarlKadaver
    31-35, M
    Aug 1, 2015
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