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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    lilia23 lilia23 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 20

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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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    Love My Stumps

    hi...i'm Rose..i was leading my life as a model as wel as a student..i was so happy thos days..there wer many ppl wo admin me..my beauty attracts mny..thought tat i;m a luck girl..life was moving very smoothly..but fate played wit me suddenly.. one fine day whil returning to my...
    1aroa 1aroa 22-25, F 8 Responses Jun 29, 2012

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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 your current prosthetics or just stories about them id be happy to listen.
    justme1996 justme1996 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 30

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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's pretty complicated with amps at my level. Sadly I just can't seem to get flexible enough to do much with my feet. I've got some...
    shelbyr90 shelbyr90 22-25, F 6 Responses Apr 30

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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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    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 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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    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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    Double Amputee Handbook For Girls

    I have been asked to write an article to be used for younger women who find themselves in the same boat as myself. It is to be translated into a number of languages. I would appreciate any input if folks have something to add or make comment on. Thank you...
    deleted deleted 26-30 13 Responses Feb 3, 2013

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    You Don't Think About How Important Something Is Until Its Gone.

    I lost both of my legs at the hips, 2 years ago in a motorcycle crash. I was riding with a group of friends and a drunk driver in a pickup ran a red light, he t-boned me and shoved my bike into the guardrail. my left leg was crushed and amputated at the hospital just...
    annie412002 annie412002 22-25, F 9 Responses Jun 9, 2010

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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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    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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    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 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 24

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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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    "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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    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, I am an incredibly rare amputee

    because I have had a hemicorporectomy which means I have had everything below the waist removed. Legs, pelvic bones, genitalia, anus and rectum removed as well as my spleen and part of my intestine and one kidney. This was because two years ago I had became extremely dehydrated...
    amyamputee amyamputee 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 22, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Aug 22

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    Amputee and Humor

    I have been called many names in my life, but I recently came across one that I found to be quite exceptional; not because it was extremely cruel (which it was), but because I found it to be quite humurous.   The term was "nugget," and it was used to...
    Wordy Wordy 18-21 14 Responses Nov 6, 2008

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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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    So I thought it would be good to introduce

    myself. I've been a bilateral bka for a couple of years now. I'm also a college student and an adventurer! I do mountain biking, rock climbing competitively, whitewater kayaking, running, hiking, I play soccer for one of my school's intramural team (I'm on the med school's team...
    AdventureJunkie89 AdventureJunkie89 22-25, M 4 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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