I Lost My Leg to Amputation

for amputees to discuss trials and triumphs 187 People

    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 been fixated and I don't have other bones in my leg save my femur). My leg was ill, CRPS also known as post-traumatic...
    BigAndRound BigAndRound
    1 Response Jul 6, 2013

    Back in February, I felt a pop in my hip,

    leg kinda went numb, and it was sore so thought it was arthritis or a pinched nerve. Over the counter meds helped but eventually the problem caught up with me. One night a severe burning pain shot up my leg and I woke up to a purple foot and blue toes. After hours in the ER, it...
    kam12970 kam12970
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Jul 19, 2014

    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 anticoagulant medication (which I will spend the rest of my life taking); but I am walking again, and regaining stamina. A year ago I was laying in a...
    ejharte ejharte
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 30, 2011

    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 only been on the road for less than a mile when a car pulled out in front of me. From what I'm told, I locked up the...
    godzilla0926 godzilla0926
    46-50, M
    14 Responses Jun 6, 2008

    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 me names like 'stumpy'. I recently met a boy who wants me to use my stump in a sexual way and need advice whether its...
    JadeLewis JadeLewis
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 8, 2011

    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 and more surgeries than I could count I decided to have it removed. I was home 2 weeks later about 3 months later I was...
    jim2380 jim2380
    31-35, M
    1 Response Feb 10, 2013

    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 arms and at the moment is totally dependent and feels vulnerable. He was a very active guy working hard and doing weight...
    dreanur dreanur
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Nov 16, 2012

    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 my leg. It was a crazy car accident and Im lucky to be alive but I am pretty scared about doing this. Am I making the right decision...
    frankenfoot frankenfoot
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Nov 16, 2012

    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 after and 6 surgeries later the infection continued to ravage his leg and it was decided it could not be saved. his amputation was done...
    tysmom33 tysmom33
    4 Responses Nov 14, 2012

    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 muscle. The first doctor I seen said he thought I strained my muscle and gave me a script for pain. It didn't help and 2 weeks later I...
    gdpepple gdpepple
    56-60, M
    Apr 21, 2013

    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 a two week drill.  We got off early and wanted to party.  Well, to make a long story short, on of the guy's wanted to go...
    GuitarPlayer1974 GuitarPlayer1974
    36-40, M
    Feb 9, 2011

    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 pipe, when the driller started pulling on the casing, he literally pulled the rest of the pipe, that I had yet to...
    oilfieldwelder oilfieldwelder
    36-40, M
    1 Response Dec 13, 2009


    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.. So I want to speak to some amputees..
    Epicasaurus Epicasaurus
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Nov 3, 2012

    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. I went to the doctor's office followed by the ER, both of which told me not to worry and assured me it was nothing vascular...
    CrimsonElaine CrimsonElaine
    3 Responses Nov 24, 2013

    I am currently discussing the amputation of my

    left leg below the knee. After 4 years of medications and treatments to remedy the pain from poor blood circulation due to vehicle accident, my surgeons are not recommending additional treatment and I refuse to be on any opiate based medication or any other medication that...
    mhensel mhensel
    41-45, M
    1 Response Oct 11, 2015

    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 phases, and two people we were staying with, contributed to this problem by keeping me scared and confused.  We had moved half...
    JadedPoet JadedPoet
    46-50, F
    6 Responses Oct 18, 2007

    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. it soon became clear that it wasn't healing. I assumed that was just because it was on the bottom of my foot. on November 10th I first...
    deleted deleted
    16 Responses Mar 17, 2013

    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 rink, with my sister and her family. Now, I had been an avid roller blader since the my oldest was about 2.  On this day something in me just didn't...
    Rayniz Rayniz
    36-40, M
    3 Responses May 18, 2009

    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 supply to the lower leg and so muscle started to die and gangrene set in. Doctors had to amputate first below the knee but...
    AKAkevin AKAkevin
    26-30, M
    1 Response Dec 31, 2012

    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 to see if he wanted to ride to go get some lunch. After he agreed we hopped on to our bikes, my dad said, " ride on the...
    26-30, M
    10 Responses Jan 16, 2009

    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 this life that was growing inside me. Weeks went on, when my 18 weeks came up to find out what i was having i super excited i was hoping...
    lovemyson01 lovemyson01
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 22, 2012

    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 an 18 yr old drunk and stoned driver. here's the link to the tv news story and how screwed up Georgia law is for hitting...
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Sep 11, 2013

    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 would not even look at it but wilth a glance and say oh that is just a ganglion Cyst and you should get it looked at sometime. One Dr...
    kingsley76 kingsley76
    1 Response Jan 23, 2013

    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 crash as a passenger 5 years ago. The pain is still very bad and never goes away. I can't take it anymore. They only thing to do is...
    LaGrenouille LaGrenouille
    1 Response Oct 20, 2012

    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 tracheostomy (since removed) and have a hearing loss in my left ear and wear a hearing aid. To make a long story...
    SamanthaD1 SamanthaD1
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Nov 28, 2012

    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 stalked a younger bull moose and ended up shooting it. We were up on a pretty steep mountain so we obviously had to...
    Lilgijane Lilgijane
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 26, 2012

    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 be alive,and i thank god for that.but my son of 19 lost his left leg below the knee.its been 2 weeks now and its still dont seem real.its so hard not...
    mamakatz56 mamakatz56
    56-60, F
    3 Responses Mar 29, 2012

    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, I began walking again!!! I was walking for almost a year, when the infection started in my left foot, after hospitilizations over and over...
    soulrestorer soulrestorer
    46-50, F
    Aug 13, 2012

    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 around a blind corner and hit me head on taped me in me truck 45 min and alltomaly getting my left leg amputated below...
    maxxx123 maxxx123
    Aug 15, 2012

    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 tough wish i was young again with a whole body to rely on i am so limited as to what i can do it hAS TO GET...
    susiedog susiedog
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Jul 31, 2012

    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 please can you give me some help, how you deal/dealt with the whole thing, so me and my friends can help her through.
    HaileyJones HaileyJones
    4 Responses Mar 16, 2013

    I have just come out of hospital

    after a hip disarticulation on my left leg. I am very frightened of this new world and would appreciate any help
    phj723024 phj723024
    46-50, M
    3 Responses May 4, 2014

    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 war veteran Chris Symons shouldn't be around to celebrate Christmas this year. click to zoom in Eagle Photo/Butch Ireland...
    billybob313 billybob313
    Mar 26, 2011

    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 play the Blue Jays. We are both tribe fans. When we got back to Hubbard, Ohio I had a serious problem with my leg that night. I had a high grade fever and chills and severe pain in my...
    bjmudryk bjmudryk
    5 Responses Apr 29, 2011

    Hate My Left Leg

    2 Responses Nov 24, 2012

    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 and had one of my legs under me. All i no is i fell asleep and the next thing i  know my husband woke me up and my pain was in sain, so he called 911.  My foot was black...
    shirleyblackwell shirleyblackwell
    46-50, F
    3 Responses May 18, 2013

    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 gangrene and deformity of my left leg so now I limp and need to have it cut for my own good...but that process am not...
    CurvyandChic CurvyandChic
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Aug 27, 2013

    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 completely severing the nerves and tendons making it impossible for me to use a prosthetic (spelling) limb... Now my...
    Zambyr Zambyr
    18-21, M
    9 Responses Nov 10, 2009

    On the 4th of this month I was in a freak car

    wreck and my right foot got cut off at my ankle they couldn't find my foot so I didn't get it back they found my foot the next day still. In my boot my dad is freaking out to day is my first day home I want get outside and move but daddy is babying me so much I just want To put...
    Briggs13 Briggs13
    13-15, M
    Sep 12, 2015

    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, October 17, 2008 to be exact, a man not paying attention while driving hit me head on and caused my life to change forever. My right leg was...
    Melinda770 Melinda770
    31-35, F
    6 Responses Jan 2, 2011

    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, my old neighbors had just sold there house, and we had a new family come into the picture... they were very nice, friendly, and...
    JaneTalerico JaneTalerico
    4 Responses Jul 27, 2012

    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 at home with our other three daughters.  We were still chatting on when we came out of our favorite restaurant...
    catslady66 catslady66
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Apr 3, 2012
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