I Am An Amputee

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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
    6 Responses Mar 24, 2010

    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
    16-17, F
    6 Responses Aug 9, 2015

    Hello all! My name is Megan

    and I am a final year Product Design Student in the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, Ireland and for my major project I am interested in creating 3D printed prosthetics. In order to create the best possible product I need input from those living without limbs; I...
    megantissington megantissington
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jan 28, 2016

    Hi y'all. I'm a 16 yo,

    AK amputee, right leg. Lost it because of osteosarcoma. Decided to join because lately my depression is coming back and I thought it would be nice to share some experience with people who I think would understand me the most. (: I just want to share my story and get it off my...
    drugstoreperfume drugstoreperfume
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Nov 1, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Aug 13, 2015

    I'm not an amputee...

    but I would like to get into a true relationship or friends also I don't mind with an amputee girl or women..Im a person who is positive to disabled..if anyone interested please reply my comment..if anyone want to know me further please message me in my profile..
    dev96 dev96
    26-30, M
    Dec 17, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 10, 2013

    You know what's hard to do with a prosthesis?

    Wipe your feet. You know what's easy? Stepping in mud puddles. You know what's hard? Going up and down stairs. You know what's easy? Stepping on Legos. You know what's hard? Knowing how hard you're pressing down on the gas pedal. You know what's easy? Sitting in a theatre...
    KarlKadaver KarlKadaver
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Sep 9, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Aug 22, 2015

    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
    10 Responses Jun 9, 2010

    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
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 31, 2015
    lilia23 lilia23
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 20, 2015

    "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
    16 Responses Sep 29, 2011

    Traveling home today

    after Christmas and this guy stopped me and told me he hopes my legs get better quick. I'm on my crutches because of a little issue with one of my residual limbs and I had to bite my tongue before I said something sarcastic about it not growing back...
    AdventureJunkie89 AdventureJunkie89
    26-30, M
    1 Response Dec 26, 2015

    Hey guys..im having a blog called

    disabilityisnotinability1.blogspot.com...this blogspot is to share you guys to share your stories there. So it can help others who are newly experiencing this kind situation. I have attached my email in that blog so please do share your stories to me. I will post there.Even you...
    dev96 dev96
    26-30, M
    Mar 28, 2016

    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
    46-50, M
    5 Responses Mar 9, 2012

    Trying not to let it bother me,

    but its something thats odd to get over. Mines not too bad, got iti just below the knee. Lost it in afghan, but there is no point dwelling on it i guess. Anyway, just wanted to get it all down somewhere. thanks for reading this, have a nice day.
    Ashley318 Ashley318
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Oct 19, 2015

    Hello people..I'm not an amputee

    but my sister got amputated both right knee above..she met in an accident and forced to amputated both legs above knee..she is suffering to move around when she is alone and sometimes she even fell down when she is trying to move from bed to wheelchair...and she is too depressed...
    dev96 dev96
    26-30, M
    4 Responses Dec 17, 2015

    I'm quad amputee so i dont have limbs.

    These are amputated above knee few years ago because i had an accident. So now i sit in wheelchair but i am still happy about my life. I just worry about my future because i want to do child with someone but i am disabled and i don't have boyfriend because i am disabled.
    dakdae dakdae
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Dec 24, 2015

    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
    146 Responses Mar 26, 2009

    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
    7 Responses Jun 29, 2012

    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
    6 Responses Jun 30, 2012

    Hello :) I am a MA Journalism student

    who is doing a documentary on BIID. I would like to explore the condition in a sensitive and respectful way, while raising public awareness. I would be grateful to people who are willing to talk about it (and that I can interview in the UK.) Preferably, it would mean showing...
    Sofiejournalism Sofiejournalism
    22-25, F
    Mar 1, 2016

    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 those up for day on the road the next farris wheels. Then the farris wheel collapsed. We were near the top going down when it happened. We went...
    lindsey1998 lindsey1998
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 21, 2014

    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...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses May 1, 2015

    hi I'm looking to see

    if there is any below elbow amputees I can talk to about adapting to life with one hand and also about prosthetics
    fracturedBIID fracturedBIID
    31-35, M
    Dec 8, 2015

    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
    9 Responses Feb 3, 2013

    Finally today I finished all the settings

    and preparation for my sister in her room...was put a good bed in the floor..bought a lower table and chair..bought a new tv and games cd's so she might divert from the depression...she is having a good rest now...I should thank aquamethst who was keep replying all messages and...
    dev96 dev96
    26-30, M
    1 Response Dec 20, 2015

    Hello all, I have put together an interview

    in the form of a survey which can be found by clicking this link: goo.gl/forms/8X8tzVy2MH It is mainly aimed at amputees and medical professionals however friends/family members, support group leaders, or anybody who feels they may have information to give is welcome to...
    megantissington megantissington
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 2, 2016

    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
    61-65, F
    2 Responses Jul 25, 2015

    Hey, Foot! Yeah, you,

    the one who's GONE! Quit hurting! Stop with the tingling, and the fake spazzing out! You're gone! Finito! 86'd! You don't exist anymore, so just knock it the hell off! Stop already! Gosh!
    KarlKadaver KarlKadaver
    31-35, M
    1 Response Sep 25, 2015

    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
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Aug 10, 2014

    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

    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
    7 Responses Nov 26, 2013

    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

    Every Day, Something New.

    If there's anyone out there who's a new amputee let me tell you how I've learned to face the world. I'm through with the self pity thing. Now what I do is locate a new problem each day then look for a way to solve it. I've now accepted how my body looks and I don't care...
    missali missali
    26-30, F
    8 Responses Apr 10, 2009

    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, 2015

    So...does anyone know a good way to clean the

    inside of a silicone liner? My 3-year-old son wore one of mine and walked around on our dirty floors, and now the inside has all kinds of grit and grime in it...
    KarlKadaver KarlKadaver
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Oct 18, 2015

    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
    14 Responses Nov 6, 2008

    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, 2015

    Since almost 3 year i've been involved in

    really bad accident who left me wihtout my left arm and my right leg both above elbow & knee with broken left leg. I woke up few days later seing these horrific heavily bandaged stumps and my fully casted leg i was in shocked as i've never been before. It was like a nightmare...
    haftez12 haftez12
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Feb 2, 2016

    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
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Apr 30, 2015

    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...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 18, 2014

    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. I love my nubbie, it's part of who I am. It's been about three years since I lost my arm and I keep moving...
    OneArmedWonder OneArmedWonder
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 11, 2013

    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
    26-30, M
    4 Responses Jul 7, 2014

    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, 2015

    Well, I hit a milestone today: I fell

    for the first time this evening. I've stumbled before, but I was usually able to catch myself before I fully fell. And I was doing so well, too! My wife, son, and I went to the park. It was a pretty standard park, there was a sandbox, playground equipment, and a creek. I got...
    KarlKadaver KarlKadaver
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Sep 6, 2015

    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...
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Aug 25, 2014

    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

    Hello all. I am a triple amputee.

    congenital double above knee amputee and left above elbow due to a genetic birth disorder that came into play after an injury. It has been a year since loosing my arm and was definitely an adjustment, but i have powered through it. I am a gay father and my kids have definitely...
    StumpyShane StumpyShane
    31-35, M
    Nov 9, 2015

    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
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Oct 10, 2014

    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
    1 Response Aug 18, 2015
    Lexiyoung Lexiyoung
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jun 29, 2015

    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
    16-17, M
    2 Responses Aug 20, 2012

    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
    18-21, F
    67 Responses Jul 21, 2009

    I've gotten a number of questions from adults

    and children alike about my amputation. I'll just give the answers. The questions, I'll leave to your imagination. Adult: No, I wasn't in the Service. Child: Yes, I suppose I am part robot now. Adult: The surgery took about two hours. There were no complications. Child: I...
    KarlKadaver KarlKadaver
    31-35, M
    Oct 8, 2015
    Jaylee80 Jaylee80
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Oct 13, 2015
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