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I Lost My Leg to Amputation

for amputees to discuss trials and triumphs 159 People

    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 1 Response Sep 11, 2013

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    Amputation - I was one when my leg was amputated. My foot was growing outta my kneecap... I'm now thirteen and determined to conform to normality. Normality isn't very accepting...
    Epicasaurus Epicasaurus 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    Right Above Knee Amputation -   First sorry for my poor English....I'm French canadian. On November 1 I will have my right leg amputated above the knee. I was in a bad car...
    LaGrenouille LaGrenouille 61-65 1 Response Oct 20, 2012

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    Need Advice - Just Wants To Be Able To Ride His Bike With His Son Again - Just need some advice in regards to a friend of mine who in an unfortunate accident his quad muscle tore...
    selzulu selzulu 41-45 4 Responses Jan 12, 2012

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    Future Bk - Where to start? Labor Day of 2010, I was going on my first moose hunt here in AK! I was so excited and went with my boss and a co-worker. On the second day, we had...
    Lilgijane Lilgijane 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 26, 2012

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    Soon to Be a Right Leg Amputee - Hi,  My name ia Pierre and I'm French Canadian. I will be a right leg amputee soon. I was involved in a real bad car as a passenger ...
    LaGrenouille LaGrenouille 61-65 2 Responses Apr 22, 2009

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    A Year On - What Has Changed Happy New Year - A year after my ten week stay at JCUH and a lot has changed. Although I'm still not as fit as I was pre-amp, and am still on...
    ejharte ejharte 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2011

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    Two Legs Anputated - My husband lost his 2 legs 3weeks ago in a traffic accident, they are above the knee, I am just so glad he is alive, he is 44 years old, he has 2 fractured...
    dreanur dreanur 36-40, F 4 Responses Nov 16, 2012

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    Learning To Walk Again, 3rd Times The Charm - Ive been in a wheelchair for 28 years due to RA, after numerous surgeris and lots of PT and pain, I did what many said I never would...
    soulrestorer soulrestorer 46-50, F Aug 13, 2012

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    Back From The Brink - this is the story that my home town printed man uses humor, family support to recover after crash By JOSH BAUGH Eagle Staff Writer By all accounts, Iraq...
    billybob313 billybob313 26-30 Mar 26, 2011

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    19 Years Old My Son Lost His Left Leg Below The Knee - my son and husban were in a car accident,they were hit by 2 semi trucks trying to merge onto a high waythey are so lucky to...
    mamakatz56 mamakatz56 56-60, F 3 Responses Mar 29, 2012

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    AKA - Osteo Integration??? -  A year ago, I decided to spoil myself for my 50th birthday and bought myself a brand new BMW650 motorbike.  On the second day of riding it...
    carolruby carolruby 51-55 May 4, 2009

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    =) - I was 12 when my accident happened.It was about a year ago. A neighbor had just moved in, he was a young college guy about 19, looking for a job. I offered to mow his lawn to...
    barisax13 barisax13 13-15 1 Response Feb 20, 2012

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    A Stupid Mistake - On Labor Day 2010 I picked my hubby up from the train station, he had been visiting his older daughters for a week.  We had a lot to talk about since I had been...
    catslady66 catslady66 46-50, F 4 Responses Apr 3, 2012

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    I'm Going To Amputate My Leg Next Week.. - i had a giant cell tumor on my ankle bone. and in 2008 i already replace it with titanium and after the implant being input to my right...
    adnirza adnirza 22-25 5 Responses Dec 21, 2010

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    Friend Facing Amputation - Hey I need help. My Friend is facing amputation. She's still in highschool and she is depressed and doesn't know how to deal. If you've gone through this...
    HaileyJones HaileyJones 16-17 4 Responses Mar 16, 2013

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    Several years ago I lost my left leg to a drunk driver. My amputation was rather high leaving me with a short stump. I have a prosthesis which I only use occasionally because it...
    bfmonopede bfmonopede 26-30, M 6 Responses Jan 29

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    Sad Day In Life - hi important a 37 year old father of 5 one morning got in my truck and headed to work on a on a mon got about 20 miles from home and it happened a big rig came...
    maxxx123 maxxx123 36-40 Aug 15, 2012

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    Still Can't Believe It. - On the Ides of March, 2006, I had just gotten off of Guard Duty and was hangin' with some of my buddies. We were planning on going to Iraq and was doing...
    GuitarPlayer1974 GuitarPlayer1974 36-40, M Feb 9, 2011

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    Life Forever Changed - My name is kevin I'm 26 years old and I lost my left leg above the knee due to a motorcycle accident my popliteal artery was severed and there was no blood...
    AKAkevin AKAkevin 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 31, 2012

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    My Leg - Jade Lewis - My names Jade Lewis and I lost my left leg in an accident early last year. Its not easy to live in Chapel with one leg, most people think im a loser and call...
    JadeLewis JadeLewis 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 8, 2011

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    Amputee To Be - Hiya guys, I'm 16 and have been battling a recuring tumor for 3 years now, its located in my pelvis which meens my leg has to be amputated right from the hip and...
    Zambyr Zambyr 16-17, M 10 Responses Nov 10, 2009

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    Im Losing My Leg(bk) In Days. - I was just wondering if its hard to deal with. Ive been in terrible pain for over 2 years and after 10 surgeries the surgeon said that he cant save...
    frankenfoot frankenfoot 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 16, 2012

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    My Own Stupidity Cost Me My Leg. - In October of 2011 I got a cut on my left foot. I didn't think it was a big deal, and just cleaned and bandaged it and thought it would be okay...
    deleted deleted 26-30 17 Responses Mar 17, 2013

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    Not Yet But Have To - I haven't lost my leg yet but I know it's something I need to do...a doctor put the cast on too tightly which led to low blood circulation which led to...
    CurvyandChic CurvyandChic 22-25, F Aug 27, 2013

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    Leg Amputated By Truck - On December fourth of 2008 I had just bought me a new used Harley two days before. I was anxious to ride that day so around 1:30 I went to my dad's house...
    xXPUN1SH3RXx xXPUN1SH3RXx 26-30, M 11 Responses Jan 16, 2009

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    Lost My Leg Due To A Very Rare Cancer - Hello, my name is Valerie I lost my leg is September 2006. I had a bump on my ankle for 5 years and everytime I would ask a Dr about it he...
    kingsley76 kingsley76 51-55 1 Response Jan 23, 2013

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    My 14 Year Old Sons My Hero! - hey everyone! my son was in an alterrain vehicle accident august 27th. leaving his leg only attached below his knee by an artery. 8 days later...
    tysmom33 tysmom33 36-40 4 Responses Nov 14, 2012

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    Lost a Limb, Found Myself -    In April of this year, I lost the lower part of my leg to a below the knee amputation.  My partner, in one of her mentally abusive...
    JadedPoet JadedPoet 46-50, F 6 Responses Oct 18, 2007

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    Trying To Help My Neighbor - I'm Jane Talerico, 13 years old. I was living my life like any 13 year old girl, going to school, doing my Lacrosse, and Swim Team, it was June 2012...
    JaneTalerico JaneTalerico 13-15 4 Responses Jul 27, 2012

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    Scared And Confused Possible Right Above Knee Amp. Please Help? - hi everyone, my name is lyndsey and im from england, in januray this yr (2011) i had a work accident where my...
    lynds406 lynds406 22-25 5 Responses Sep 20, 2011

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    Stabbed - Back in febuary of this year me and my friends were walking down one of the streets I live on in baltimore, MD. It was about 12 at night when me and 5 of my friends...
    bmore21 bmore21 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 23, 2011

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    29 And About To Have My Lower Left Leg Taken Off Due To A Disease Called Buergers - Hi my name is Stefan im 29 an i live in the u.k, in march 2011 i started to get bad pain in my...
    luckystarstef luckystarstef 26-30 4 Responses Feb 9, 2012

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    I Lost My Leg Because I Fell Asleep While I Was Sitting On My Leg!!!! - On night i had just got through feeding the kids piziza and they had laid down.So i was relaxing on couch...
    shirleyblackwell shirleyblackwell 41-45, F 3 Responses May 18, 2013

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    I Lost A Leg - Hi. I'm 16 and it's just been the one-year anniversary of my across-the-knee amputation (meaning that they didn't cut the bones: I still have my patella, but it's...
    BigAndRound BigAndRound 26-30 1 Response Jul 6, 2013

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    The Countdown Has Begun. - I just turned 29 years old and in less than 36 hours I will be an above the knee amputee. It began with a small, slowly increasing pain in my left foot...
    CrimsonElaine CrimsonElaine 26-30 1 Response Nov 24, 2013

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    AK Amputee Due To Osteosarcoma - I had just graduated high school in June and then turned 18 years old in August 1977. Then in October I had a lump below my knee and sore calf...
    gdpepple gdpepple 51-55, M 1 Response Apr 21, 2013

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    BK Amputee - August 8, 2007 should be a day that I will never forget. But I can't remember it. I do know that I just got off work, got on my Harley, and was heading home. I had...
    godzilla0926 godzilla0926 46-50, M 14 Responses Jun 6, 2008

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    Chosing to Have An Amputation... Was a Tough Decision - My story started about seven years ago.  I took my young daughters (3,6,11) roller skating at our local skating...
    Rayniz Rayniz 36-40, M 5 Responses May 18, 2009

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    I Have Been Dealing With This For 11 Years... I Can't Just Deal With It Anymore. - I got married in August of 1999. The next month I took my wife up to Canada to see the Indians...
    bjmudryk bjmudryk 46-50 5 Responses Apr 29, 2011

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    Life Or Leg? - Over the christmas period 09, my left foot started to give me pain and discomfort, brushing it of as just another sports injury I decided to give it till the new...
    ejharte ejharte 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 11, 2011

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    Zombie Leg....here Today, Gone Tomorrow - I was a healthy, typical 30 year old woman living life and raising my kids just like everyone else. On a miserable, rainy morning...
    Melinda770 Melinda770 31-35, F 6 Responses Jan 2, 2011

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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 2 Responses Nov 28, 2012

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    My Son My World (pt.1 To My Story) - In May on 2011, i found out i was pregnant. It was the happest moment of my life. I did everything i could to make sure things would be ok with...
    lovemyson01 lovemyson01 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 22, 2012

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    Dont Drink And Drive - On FEB. 11 2011 I left the bar on my motor cycle and failed to make a turn I hit a guard rail and nearly severed my right leg, after 6 months in the hospital...
    jim2380 jim2380 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 10, 2013

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    Bk Right Leg - August 20, 2008.  I was a welder in the oilfield, and was on location to do a "cut-off" job.  Was almost through cutting off 13 3/8" casing...
    oilfieldwelder oilfieldwelder 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 13, 2009

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    Hate My Left Leg - HI MY NAME IS TENNELE IN APRIL 3 2003 I HAD A HORRIFIC CAR ACCIDENT THAT LEFT ME IN THE HOSPITAL. IVE HAD MORE THAN 30 SURGEYS ON MY LEFT LEG AN STILL MORE TO...
    BABYGIRL8469 BABYGIRL8469 26-30 2 Responses Nov 24, 2012

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    Afghan Amputee - after taking a rocket to the leg i am left with a tattered right stump that does not like to conform to my prosthesis but my spirit wills me on today has been...
    susiedog susiedog 51-55, M 3 Responses Jul 31, 2012

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