I Have Prosthetics

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 55 People


    i dont wear it all the time, but i have a simple hook and cable prosthetic.  i once had a myoelectric, it was nicer 2 look at, but had problems.  the hook and cable pros is not as nice 2 look at, but is more durable and a lot less maintenance.
    LeftHook LeftHook
    18-21, M
    6 Responses Apr 28, 2009

    Takes Time

    when all this began 7/8/2009,which happened to be ny birthday; i had a blood clot behind my right knee so they had to amputate my right leg above the knee. they said because of my past experirnce i'd be walking in 3 weeks once i got my leg, well i got my c-leg and here we go...
    friegel friegel
    1 Response Apr 1, 2012

    Would Anyone Here Care To Help Out With A Prosthetic Socket Design Project?

    Hello, I'm looking for prosthetic users who would be interested in doing a quick survey. I'm working on my final industrial design thesis project, and am in the process of designing an expandable socket for a leg prosthetic. The idea is that the final design would not only be...
    SarahABrown SarahABrown
    18-21, F
    Nov 13, 2012

    What's It Like?,

     Hi I joined this group in the hope that I could ask and find out about what wearing a prosthetic or having the need for a prosthetic is like, do you feel that you are able to express yourselves in a similar way to the original body part? Or is there expression on a whole...
    bmarmalady bmarmalady
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Dec 1, 2009

    Life With Prostheses?

    Hi, I am writing a research paper on the use of different prostheses and their effects on the lives of those who use them. I have been doing research and I have found a lot of interesting information, but I would love to know what prostheses have done in the lives of real...
    Elli3392 Elli3392
    18-21, M
    1 Response Nov 24, 2012

    Currently Working On A Project About Clothing And Prostheses.

    I would like to know what a person with a prosthetic wants from their clothing. I've been looking at websites that are availible in the adaptive clothing sector and its all aimed to 60+, and I am sure there are plenty of people below this age group. So far ive come up with wider...
    devilmaycare34 devilmaycare34
    3 Responses Nov 9, 2010

    ...for both of my legs.

    Four sets actually; a set of everyday legs I wear to work (the well known, high tech C-legs), a set of old school low tech legs, a set of the carbon fiber running "blade" legs, and a set of "stubbies". I feel that they give me more freedom to move than using my wheelchair, but...
    petergavin69 petergavin69
    46-50, M
    Aug 4, 2014

    I limb Is Awesome.

      http://www.touchbionics.com/tv.php?video=ray              http://www.touchbionics.com/tv.php?video=jason    http://www.touchbionics.com/tv.php?video=lindsey       ...
    cjpsf5 cjpsf5
    41-45, M
    8 Responses Apr 28, 2009

    About Me

    I'm a 35 yr old DBK amputee, lost both legs 17 years ago due to meningitis. I walk with prosthetics. Wasn't always the case but I lead a active and wonderful life.
    SamanthaD1 SamanthaD1
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Nov 25, 2012

    Not Your Ordinary Interview!

    Bewteen jobs, which is another way of saying "unemployed", in Cary North Carolina, I showed up at the Outplacement office for my first interview.  Of course I had a suit, tie, dress shoes, etc. since recently serving as CFO in my last position, I wanted to look the part moving...
    LimpingAlong LimpingAlong
    2 Responses Mar 8, 2012

    My Story

    I'm 11 and when i was born with my twin brother and we were 3 mounths early, so we were very sick, thus they gace shots and medicine, and on the 6th day of my life the Doctor gave me a shot right above my ankle he hit a maigor muscle in my leg it bled out and filled my leg with...
    DylanAwesome DylanAwesome
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jul 24, 2011

    My Son

    My son was born without a forearm in his left arm. He has somewhat of a hand with two fingers on it. Me and my husband are going to Shriners this January and looking at amputating it and getting him a prosthetic. I want him to have a good life and what's best for him it wouldn't...
    Crazyray Crazyray
    1 Response Dec 30, 2012

    A Life Of Legs

    I was born 6 weeks early, i was also a IVF baby, so i was extremely small. My left leg was born was with no bones below the knee, so i had to have it amputated. My right foot was born pointing inwards, so i had to have it straightened surgically. I have 12 legs on my windowsill...
    Orange2012 Orange2012
    13-15, F
    Nov 10, 2012


    as far as relationships go with people that have no problems, does anyone find great difficulty in meeting others..or at what point in time do you explain to someone your condition, upon first meeting them. this would be  in the case of men meeting women...
    jjerome958 jjerome958
    41-45, M
    1 Response Mar 24, 2010

    My Story

    i was in a coach accident wen i was 20 which was 3years ago where alot of people lost there lives i suffered facial damage to my right side n lost my sight in my right eye! i have had various surgury over the last three years and i now have a prosthetic lense. i no im lucky to...
    kaccy kaccy
    26-30, F
    3 Responses May 14, 2013
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