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    I Am An Amputee

    It's 7am and here I am writing about my own amputee experience. I was born without my femur bone but had a foot. However, they had to amputate my foot in order for me to be able to walk on a prosthesis. Let me tell you...for me-it has been the hardest thing I have had to endure...
    champjessica champjessica 31-35, F 8 Responses Nov 26, 2013

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    So I've been thinking.

    .. There's a valve at the bottom of my socket, to let the air out so my stump have a suction-like fit. Sometimes, when I step, I can hear the air escaping it. So, I think maybe I'll cut the end off a Whoopie Cushion and put it over my valve, that way whenever I take a step, my...
    KarlKadaver KarlKadaver 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 13

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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 2 Responses May 8

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    Hi I'm a very new amputee

    after just having surgery 5 days ago on my legs. They were both amputated 3" above the knee and already progress is good. No infections,(hideous scars though) and healing nicely with only minimal bleeding. It feels really odd as in I don't feel anything. I'm still dosed up on...
    iamsodead iamsodead 18-21, M 4 Responses Oct 1, 2014

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    Voluntary Amputation

    my story is a bit out of the norm. for 11 years i have been suffering from excruciatingly painful ulcers on my left leg. it started when on nov. 5th 2000, i woke up with a dvt. there was no injury so blood tests were done and it was discovered that i had a factor V leiden...
    donaldmyduck donaldmyduck 46-50 9 Responses Jun 23, 2012

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    I lost my left leg from the knee down

    when I was 16 in an excavator accident. I'd like to connect with others and hear there experiences, it's been five years since the accident and I've never really talked to other amputees.
    Zarbuza Zarbuza 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 24

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    Never To Give Up

    One day a farmer’s donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally he decided the animal was old and the well needed to be covered up anyway it just wasn’t worth it to retrieve the donkey. He invited...
    Thedreameryoungman Thedreameryoungman 22-25, M 8 Responses Apr 21, 2012

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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. I have nothing against our brave and deserving forces and have respect and admiration for them, but I don't see why regular...
    mikek03 mikek03 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 26

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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 still do that type of work but now I run a dental lab in Great Falls, MT. Matt
    izaaks101 izaaks101 56-60, M Dec 11, 2014

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    I lost both my arms in car accident

    when I was 18. Looking to connect with others and offer support and encouragement as well as share the struggles of being an amputee
    Lexiyoung Lexiyoung 22-25, F 1 Response May 31

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    Lovely Incident Behind That Accident

    there is lovely,but tragic story behind my accident.. Jack,he is my best friend..from schools wee studied together..we both wer soo much close,which makes other friends jealous..those days he got committed with one girl in our college..i lik to call her as "jerk"..she is such a...
    1aroa 1aroa 22-25, F 7 Responses Jun 30, 2012

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    I posted awhile back about having osteosarcoma

    and facing bilateral arm amputation. About a week after that I made the decision to go through with it, and my left arm was amputated right at the elbow, and my right arm was amputated midway between elbow and shoulder. However, after another scan to make sure the cancer was...
    shelbyr90 shelbyr90 22-25, F 5 Responses Oct 10, 2014

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    Hey I Can Do Whatever I Want! I'm Not A Cripple!

    Hey ya'll! My name's Scout! I'm 14 years old and I only have one arm. When I was three years old I was in a car accident with my dad. We were driving to my older brother's Jr. High school graduation. My mom and Aunt were already there, I'm the youngest. Then a Drunk Driver...
    EttaScout EttaScout 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 25, 2012

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    Went to my prosthesis today.

    Made a small adjustment to back of socket. Got rid of the pressure. They also made me a spare leg. In case of any amputee truck drivers out there, it is a D.O.T. Requirement to have a spare prosthetic with you while driving a truck. I'm back on the road Tuesday getting ready for...
    stumpy325 stumpy325 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 10, 2014

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    I Have Been An Amputee For 22 Years

    That sounds like a really long time to be an amputee. I was born with a right leg that didn't develop correct. My parents had to choose to amputate or try surgeries that might have fixed my leg. They thought it would be better to learn to use a prosthetic leg. I am grateful that...
    Kristielu Kristielu 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 25, 2012

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    "i Did Not See Her."

    That's all it took..just those five words and it changed my life forever. My sweetheart, Mike and I decided to go for a ride on Father's day, June 20th, 2010.It was a beautiful day a wonderful day to get on the motorcycles and go for a ride in neighboring wisconsin. We headed...
    krispillgirl krispillgirl 41-45 3 Responses Jan 15, 2011

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    Well, I got casted for a prosthesis yesterday.

    It wasn't anything like what I'd expected it to be, I thought I was just going to stick my residual limb in a bucket of malleable plastic goo. But noooooo.... I had something put on my residual that resembled a HUGE condom, then they wrapped me with cellophane from my groin to...
    rehjaeger rehjaeger 56-60, M 3 Responses Jun 12

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    A Funny Thing Happened In The Hospital

    A couple of years ago I developed a very painful condition in my only foot that required surgery. As I was being preped the nurse walked up with a Sharpie (marker) and told me she needed to mark the foot that needed surgery so the surgeon would be sure he cut the correct foot. I...
    krool1969 krool1969 41-45, M 5 Responses Mar 9, 2012

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    I was working in the garden with a rototiller

    (we have a raised garden) when it hit a rock and knocked me off balance. I fell through a layer of chicken wire and the tiller left a gash in my left leg. I went to the hospital, they irrigated it and stapled it up and said to keep it elevated, which I did. After 2 days it began...
    rehjaeger rehjaeger 56-60, M 1 Response Jun 8

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    I am 15 years old and I had just gotten my left

    leg amputated on July 24 2015. Before my amputation I was considered a top athlete in my grade. I played volleyball from spring to summer not including camps in the summer as well, softball in the spring, track in the spring as well and swimming whenever getting the chance too...
    Julieanne15 Julieanne15 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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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, but me and my partner are getting there. My friends and family have been a huge support and been there for us as i need full...
    91bhill 91bhill 22-25, M 2 Responses May 1

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    Been Multi Amputee Since Baby.

    hi im Dayton i am 14, and i have been a quad amputee since i was 11 months old. when i was a baby i got a bacterial infection. i still do things my brothers and friends do. i been wresting for over 5 years now. i hunt with my dad. being like this only thing i know and i dont...
    DaytonW14 DaytonW14 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 20, 2012

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    Am I Beautiful?

    ok so today i found out that my boyfriend was cheating on me with another girl! I confronted him and he simply told me that he thought that this girl was better and prittier then me! i was so hurt. I mean i think anyone would be? I just dont understand if he thought that i was...
    Olivia67 Olivia67 16-17, F 71 Responses Jul 21, 2009

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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 prosthesis which makes it easier cause people don't pay attention but still, I guess why I'm feeling this way is because I know no one who...
    Marioom94 Marioom94 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 3, 2014

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    Lost Both My Arms Above The Elbow In 2012

    In January of 2012 I had to have both of my arms amputated above the elbow because infections from my arms being burned while I was camping. I have two prosthetic hooks now, but I still struggle with the little things. I can type well though, even if it takes awhile. I'm only in...
    leigh1216 leigh1216 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 10, 2013

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    November 28, 2008

             It all started as a normal day November 28, 2008. Was a day like any other, I at my friends farm helping to harvest or pick field corn -- he uses to raise steers for butcher. So,I was in the field next to his farm using a one-row corn picker. In addition, it...
    cjpsf5 cjpsf5 41-45, M 152 Responses Mar 26, 2009

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    Hey everyone, I'm not an amputee

    but I'm a devotee and if anyone needs support just shoot me a message
    Mike3647 Mike3647 22-25, M Jul 6

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    I was diagnosed with malignant

    tumors-osteosarcoma- in both of my arms about a a year and a half ago. They were localized, and treated with radiation. The treatment was successful until my scan 4 months ago showed new growth-much more aggressive than last time and not nearly as responsive to radiation or even...
    shelbyr90 shelbyr90 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 10, 2014

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    Hi! my name is SJ and I am an amputee.

    I have been an amputee since I was 12 along with my girlfriend. Rachel (my girlfriend) and myself were on a small wood rollercoaster at the local rent a park just out of town. We were in the front car when a section of the track broke and sent our car crashing into another part...
    ladykiller44b ladykiller44b 22-25, M Mar 15

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    Osteomylitis

    I lost my outer two toes on the right foot to osteomylitis. I did not walk for almost a year and had IV antibiotics for three months. It was staph, my second infection. The first was cleared by vancomyicin. The second infections, the Doctors did not mess around, they cut the...
    xxorama xxorama 46-50, M 3 Responses Apr 6, 2012

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    I am not a amputee but anyone on her

    who is that needs the support or someone to talk to don't be affairs to message me I will listen and support u
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 18

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    lilia23 lilia23 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 20

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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?
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 22

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    I have been an above knee amputee

    for three years now. Though it was my decision to be an amputee I never really knew how hard it would be. I have been through soo very very much in my life so i figured this would be just another hurdle. In many ways I have kept my true self. To others I seem strong. I am strong...
    justshawn77 justshawn77 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 18, 2014

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    I dunno about anyone else,

    but I gave all of my amputation-related things cutesy nicknames. My prosthetic leg is called The Robot Leg (for my 3-year old son's benefit), My silicone liners are called Squids, And I was thinking of naming my stump "SHARKBAIT HOO HA HA!" D'ya think Pixar could sue me for...
    KarlKadaver KarlKadaver 31-35, M Aug 4

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    Hi recent amputee here.

    I lost my right leg at the hip two months ago from an assault. Looking for help and support
    tombrokenbones tombrokenbones 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 7

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    I Am A Quadruple Amputee Congenital

    I am a 30 year old congenital quadruple amputee. My arms and legs never developed when I was in my mothers womb and I was born without them. I have had many challenges due to my condition and life has been difficult for me. I nevertheless am happy I am the way I am.
    Quadrupleamputee Quadrupleamputee 16-17 6 Responses Mar 24, 2010

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    Hi, I apologise for jumping onto your forum

    firstly. I'm not an amputee myself, however I do support a young lady who is a double below knee amputee. As part of her support, I'm organising a disability awareness day so that staff are more aware of the needs of the lady we support. I was wondering if anyone would be happy...
    HMH29 HMH29 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    "legless,and Getting Used To It!"...

    ....You haven't seen me for a while,but,I have a reasonable excuse! In the past few months,I have been suffering excrutiating pain in my legs,leading up to the end of last month when I decided Enough was enough! ....A family member drove me to hospital and after a fast change...
    mzdivine mzdivine 56-60 17 Responses Sep 29, 2011

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    Hi since I last posted on here I have gone

    through several surgeries and have ended up having both arms amputated at the shoulders. I have been a quadruple amputee for a couple of months now and having to get use to people doing everything for me. I have been told I can't be fitted with prosthetic legs or arms as I have...
    91bhill 91bhill 22-25, M 5 Responses Aug 25, 2014

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    Lexiyoung Lexiyoung 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 29

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    Hi Friends , Myself srikantha

    and am both arm amputee from 6/2/2014,due to factory accident while working. My left hand four fingers were amputed and after that double toe transplant has been done,but for my right hand below elbow is the amputed level.can u pls suggest the good prosthetic hand with...
    srikanthaap srikanthaap 26-30, M May 8

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    My name is Marion. My daughter,

    Lauren, who is 19, had both of her arms amputated (DSD) last month as the result of an absolutely horrific car accident. The others in the car suffered relatively minor injuries, thankfully. I know this is an extremely rare level of amputations, and I've struggled to find...
    znarkm znarkm 51-55, F 10 Responses May 17, 2014

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    I am not an amputee,

    but a year ago my plantar snapped and I had surgery taking a bone graft from my shin to fuse into both sides of my foot. When I went home from hospital, I was unable to walk for 3 months. It hit me like a tonne to think what that first realization must be like for those who have...
    eeeezday eeeezday 56-60, F 2 Responses Jul 25

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    Whole World Turned Upside Down

    i am a recent amptuee right leg below the knee with RSD in te numb as well.  i was a heavy const worker and in sept of 09 a i beam fell and hit me 7 times crushing me from head to toes both legs and feet were crushed but so far they managed to save the left one but had to...
    marko6869 marko6869 51-55, M 6 Responses Jul 27, 2010

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    hello im nina and im 19.

    . I got my leg amputated when I was 2 years old do to my disease.. are there any other ppl on here who has an amputation? message me!!
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses 5 days ago