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I Am An Amputee

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    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

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    Irene356 Irene356 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 12

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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, 2015

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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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    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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    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 22-25, M Dec 17, 2015

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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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    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

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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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    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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    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

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    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 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 1, 2015

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    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 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 28

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    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 22-25, M 3 Responses Dec 17, 2015

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    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

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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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    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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    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 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 26-30, M Nov 9, 2015

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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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    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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    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 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 2

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    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 22-25, F 6 Responses Dec 24, 2015

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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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    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 22-25, M 3 Responses Oct 19, 2015

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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 9 Responses Nov 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 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 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 21, 2014

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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, 2015

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    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 9 Responses Apr 10, 2009

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    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 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 20, 2015

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    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

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    Jaylee80 Jaylee80 31-35, F 4 Responses Oct 13, 2015

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    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

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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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    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 9 Responses Jun 29, 2012

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    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

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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, 2015

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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 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

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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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    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 3 Responses Aug 18, 2014

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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 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 9, 2015

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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 7 Responses Apr 30, 2015

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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, 2015

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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, 2015

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