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    Never Crossed My Mind.. - I am a upper extremity amputee .. I lost my hand in 2001 when a boat ran over me, and left me there to die.. They were able to save my leg, but not my...
    cristie025 cristie025 31-35 Nov 3, 2013

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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...
    Wordy Wordy 18-21 14 Responses Nov 6, 2008

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    I'm about to go into hospital to have my leg above the knee amputated. It's gotten to the stage that I'm never going to use it again, so in order for me to ever use prosthetics I...
    beargirlsurvivor beargirlsurvivor 22-25, F Feb 7

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    double amputee lost legs four fingers and one thumb due to prostate biopsy gone bad went septic. Was in hospital six months lost my job now on disability.
    michaelolga michaelolga 46-50, M Jan 10

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    About Me - My name is Samantha and I'm a 35 yr old DBK amputee. I lost both my legs due to meningitis when I was 18. Due to complications from the meningitis I had to have a...
    SamanthaD1 SamanthaD1 31-35, F Nov 25, 2012

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    I lost my leg in July 2012. It was the most sad - changing day of my life! I lost it to lost of circulation to my lower limbs & blood clots & infection , got gane green from...
    Alwayssmile2002 Alwayssmile2002 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 16

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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...
    EttaScout EttaScout 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 25, 2012

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    Me - ok so a little about me! I am a 35 year old mother. I live in richmond Canada with my three kids and wonderful husband. I also have no limbs and four stumps. Something...
    familyrock familyrock 31-35, F 6 Responses Aug 14, 2009

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    I'm Just About Done - As a soldier most of my life I have the typical macho attitude. After leaving the service 6 yrs ago I was riding home on my Harley on 4-1-10 when I was hit by...
    SGTJR18FOXTROT SGTJR18FOXTROT 46-50, M 3 Responses Sep 11, 2013

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    If you're going to understand this you best look at my other experiences. A brilliant thing happened yesterday. My spinal cord had not been damaged so yesterday they removed my...
    Ninjalambo Ninjalambo 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 26

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    Further update. Op went well. I'm on chemo right now. I feel like crap but I am going to get through this. I've been through worse What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
    beargirlsurvivor beargirlsurvivor 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 17

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    Finding Love After Becoming a Amputee - In my own mind i think i will be alone for the rest of my life now that im a amputee and divorced.... i dont want to be alone but i cant see...
    Traceyx Traceyx 41-45, F 24 Responses Sep 28, 2009

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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...
    xxorama xxorama 46-50, M 3 Responses Apr 6, 2012

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    Living As A Female Symes Amputee - I am a 23 year old Syme's Amputee (L Foot). Although I have been in remission for 5 years, I continue to struggle with it. Let me rephrase that...
    djmclaugh djmclaugh 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 18, 2010

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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...
    annie412002 annie412002 22-25, F 8 Responses Jun 9, 2010

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    Beautiful Work of Art - Years ago when my older sister was in her early twenties it was apparent that she briefly lost her mind when she said, "You shouldn't go swimming as it...
    purplepiano25 purplepiano25 56-60, F 2 Responses Sep 20, 2013

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    Typing is slow, I can't put on clothes, I can't tie my shoes. It's impossible to do everyday things. I recently had my left hand amputated due to a car car accident. I was hit by a...
    nomeatforshrimp nomeatforshrimp 13-15, F 5 Responses Feb 19

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    I lost my leg in a motorcycle accident when I was 21 after 4 years I cant say I have done the imposible to back to my life I didnt tell anyone about my accident and focus on my...
    sweetxo sweetxo 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 10

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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...
    mzdivine mzdivine 56-60 17 Responses Sep 29, 2011

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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...
    Olivia67 Olivia67 16-17, F 77 Responses Jul 21, 2009

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    My Nubbie! - Kay, long bloody story short. I was twelve years old when I was in a car accident and lost my right arm, two inches below my shoulder. So it's basically just a nub now...
    OneArmedWonder OneArmedWonder 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 11, 2013

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    All my life I suffered with a condition now known as BIID where the perception of the body is different that reality. In my case, I knew I was supposed to be an amputee. For others...
    PeggyBuxton PeggyBuxton 51-55, F 3 Responses Dec 11, 2013

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    If anyone is going to understand my situation you best read my other stories and i will still answer any questions you have but I was given the choice of wait for a kidney or lose...
    sammyfallback sammyfallback 18-21, F a week ago

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    I Looked Down And My Arm Was Gone - I was in a freak bus accident where the bus driver fell asleep at the wheel. I had my arm against the window cause I was resting. Then I heard a...
    DebsMoDJazmyn DebsMoDJazmyn 22-25, F 4 Responses May 28, 2012

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    My Story - I am an AK/BK amputee. I was born with deformed legs and they were amputated when I was 11 months old. I was walking with prosthetics when I was 1. Ever since, I've...
    lyciastorm lyciastorm 21-25, F 6 Responses Nov 24, 2007

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    The Devotee That Got Away - Back in 1982 while I was home on a college break, I got a letter from one of my dorm mates. In the letter she said that there was a great guy who wanted...
    purplepiano25 purplepiano25 56-60, F 1 Response Aug 26, 2013

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    I was born a healthy baby girl nothing wrong with me. Same went for my boyfriend Steve. We only became amputees in 8th grade. We were on a farris wheel at the county fair. One of...
    lindsey1998 lindsey1998 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    Ok then, update. During the operation to remove my leg they discovered I had bone cancer. The next day the had to remove my infected bone to stop them from polluting my blood. They...
    beargirlsurvivor beargirlsurvivor 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 12

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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...
    leigh1216 leigh1216 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 10, 2013

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    I Am An Amputee - Hi I'm Danielle, I'm 21 and I'm an 8+ year Osteosarcoma survivor and left hemipelvectomy amputee YM: danielle_1092 Skype:  danielle_10921
    Danielle1092 Danielle1092 18-21, F Nov 3, 2013

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    Tarzan's Jane - My kids have grown up with an AK amputee mom.  At times they are fiercely protective but they  know I'm independent and usually don't need help . In spite of...
    purplepiano25 purplepiano25 56-60, F 2 Responses Aug 31, 2013

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    SOS - Late one night, my husband was at his job at the precinct.  Since the kids and I had nothing scheduled. The three of us  decided to watch a movie together. Alex and Ani...
    purplepiano25 purplepiano25 56-60, F Sep 23, 2013

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    And It Was All Going So Well - 9 months ago I had finally recovered from my beating and was WALKING. I had never been happier(details in another story) but a month later following...
    Alanoelo Alanoelo 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 30, 2013

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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...
    marko6869 marko6869 51-55, M 5 Responses Jul 27, 2010

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    Hey Everybody!!!!! - Hey i guess first of all i should tell u all a bit about myself! My name is Olivia and i am almost 17 years old. I go to Pacific Academy. I suppose i should...
    Olivia67 Olivia67 16-17, F 5 Responses Jul 21, 2009

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    His Prey - Tim had a gorgeous 43 foot sailboat which he outfitted with a bimini to shade me from the hot sun. He purchased a couple of deluxe padded boat seats to fit on the...
    purplepiano25 purplepiano25 56-60, F Aug 28, 2013

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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...
    krool1969 krool1969 41-45, M 5 Responses Mar 9, 2012

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    All my life I wanted to be an amputee. It is not a common desire, or need, but these days thanks to the web more and more people are coming forward with their story. All seem to be...
    EllieYates EllieYates 61-65, T 4 Responses Dec 5, 2013

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    Just woke up this afternoon after getting my arms amputated at the shoulder. Huge bandages round me
    mikeybbb mikeybbb 18-21, M 4 Responses Jan 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...
    DaytonW14 DaytonW14 13-15, M 3 Responses Aug 20, 2012

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    Kidneys For Amputees - My flying club is signed up to a volunteer medical emergency programme should the need ever arise, which had never happened. I was in the club with my safety...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 8, 2013

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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...
    donaldmyduck donaldmyduck 46-50 8 Responses Jun 23, 2012

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    I Cry Myself To Sleep Sometimes. - I was 9 when it happened. I was hanging out in my bedroom when i heard a loud crash. I ran downstairs to find out what it was and a robber was in...
    YOLOLOVE YOLOLOVE 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 27, 2013

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    On February 14th , Yes on Valentines day , the day that is suppose to be full of love , and joy , and being with one another , s a day for me that was full of blood and guns, and...
    MaryJane842 MaryJane842 16-17, F Mar 9

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    I lost my legs, penis and genitals in a car crash. They thought at first they could save my legs with 18 surgeries but they didn't work. I'm now really struggling with the loss of...
    mikeybbb mikeybbb 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 26, 2013

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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...
    1aroa 1aroa 22-25, F 7 Responses Jun 29, 2012

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    I lost my lower left leg due to Hepatitis C and it's treatment. Long story. If you want to her it I'll tell you sometime. I'm here to her stories similar to mine. I lost my...
    eskimovick eskimovick 56-60, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    Left Is Best! - I am a right arm amputee I learned my dominant hand was my right hand and my mother is also an amputee she lost her left arm 10yrs ago
    Girl69girl Girl69girl 41-45, F Sep 19, 2013

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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...
    Thedreameryoungman Thedreameryoungman 22-25, M 8 Responses Apr 21, 2012

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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...
    Kristielu Kristielu 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 25, 2012

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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...
    cjpsf5 cjpsf5 41-45, M 156 Responses Mar 26, 2009

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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...
    Quadrupleamputee Quadrupleamputee 16-17 7 Responses Mar 24, 2010

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