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I Pretended To Be An Amputee

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 64 People

    Great Pretending

    As a little boy I was captivated by persons with a missing a limb or walking on crutches. I dreamed of a white long leg cast, but unfortunately I never needed one. When I had grown up I still had that strange desire of being an amputee and so I decided to buy a pair of forearm...
    roqueroque2 roqueroque2 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 8, 2013

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    I Pretended To Be An Amputee

    When I was a kid, I would take a belt and tie up my leg or arm and try to do things as an amputee.  I've always had a thing for, been fascinated by and attracted to people with differences.  Not sure why that is.  I was born around the time of thalidomide, maybe...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 30, 2010

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    Hi everyone here :-) I am a DAK amputee

    pretender and wannabe from Australia. Would be nice to meet likeminded and understanding people to maybe pretend together and share experiences.
    Malbiid Malbiid 41-45, M 4 Responses Jun 24, 2014

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    Sociological Survey

    Hello Please spread this information amongst all BIID friends you know:) My name is Grzegorz Kubinski, I'm a PhD in sociology and I'm writing a book about contemporary intimacy. But the subject I'm really interested in, is not the relationship between people, but between people...
    gkubinski gkubinski 36-40, M Jun 17, 2013

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    Pretending With Peg Legs

    This started even earlier, but when I was about 10 years old I built myself a peg leg. I would fold up my right leg inside my pants and walk around on it. After I became proficient at it, I thought one day "what if a one legged man had an accident, and lost his other leg? If he...
    dakampw dakampw 51-55, M 2 Responses Jul 12, 2011

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    Empty Sleeve

    I DON`T KNOW WHERE TO START.THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I`VE GONE PUBLIC.WOULD LIKE YOUR COMMENTS I AM ATTRACTED TO FEMALE ARM AMPUTEES WHO LET THE THIER EMPTY SLEEVE JUST DANGLE.I TOLD MY FIRST WIFE ABOUT THIS.SHE SAID OK IT WOULD NOT BOTHER HER.WHAT A LIE.SHE SAID NASTY THINGS TO...
    kingo12 kingo12 66-70, M 2 Responses Oct 10, 2010

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    Pretending to be an amputee was how I started

    my journey with biid. As a teenager, I would fold my leg up and bind it with an ace bandage. I would then put on tights and a skirt over it. I would use the crutches we had around the house, or practicing hoping bare foot or with one shoe, including a heel(surprised I didn't...
    WendiWheels WendiWheels 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 4

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    One Leg Pretending

    I use to just do it at home. Now, after realizing that I am not alone, I have begun pretending in public areas too. I fold and wrap up my right leg tightly so I look like a real amputee. Some people stare, most go about their business. I just feel like the "real" me doesn't need...
    ampspotter ampspotter 36-40 4 Responses Dec 26, 2011

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    I Bought A Second Prosthesis For Somebody Who Would Like To Pretend

    i still hope to meet somebody who also likes pretending to be an amputee. i think it would be a great pleasure doing it together. so i bought a second prosthesis which i would give away to somebody who would like to pretend too. if there is somebody out there who would like to...
    roqueroque2 roqueroque2 46-50, M 1 Response May 20, 2013

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    Dak Wannabe

    I cant rember when i started pretending. Some of my early memories involve me on crutches, looking for crutches at the goodwill and using them there while mom was shopping. I knocked over a model train set at a grage sail while useing a pair of crutches that where for sail there...
    1stamput2b 1stamput2b 26-30, M 3 Responses Dec 30, 2012

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    I once fooled my grandmother into thinking I

    only have a right arm.One day,when I visited her house and picked up my tea,I made the mistake of using my left hand.She said nothing,but I could tell she was suspicious.Later,my uncle walked in on me ******* off.I was doing the business with my right hand but holding the phone...
    KurMujun KurMujun 18-21 Oct 8, 2014

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    Purging?

    Maybe someboycan help me with this what I've found on other site BIID.org: "Every once in a while when the shame and guilt becomes unbearable, transabled individuals throw these things out. Part of the hope is that by getting rid of the tangible "toys", the shameful BIID related...
    gkubinski gkubinski 36-40, M 2 Responses Jun 11, 2013

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    Life With Biid

    My story starts like other persons with biid, it started very young seeing amputees out in public mostly using crutches or arm amputees. In my younger years many people had contacted polio using leg braces and crutches,not many amputees used fake legs or arms as they called them...
    les1 les1 66-70, M 1 Response Dec 30, 2012

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    Watching For Amputee'S

    Having biid for sixty plus years, I'm always looking for amputees,whether at supermarkets,big box stores or anywhere I go out in public. I have learn from many years of experience, when you are looking and hoping to locate an amputee,9 times out of 10 they are know where to be...
    les1 les1 66-70, M 2 Responses Feb 25, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    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...
    shelbyr90 shelbyr90 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 30

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    I am actually not an amputee. But I am going to college to study biomedical engineering and am very interested in prosthetics. If any of you have suggestions on improvements for...
    justme1996 justme1996 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 30

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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...
    91bhill 91bhill 22-25, M 1 Response May 1

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    Hi Friends , Myself srikantha and am both arm amputee from 6/2/2014,due to factory accident while working. My left hand four fingers were amputed and after that double toe...
    srikanthaap srikanthaap 26-30, M May 8

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    I'm missing my left leg below the knee and happen to also work in the field of prosthetics. I'm here to help answer questions from new amputees and meet others. :)
    wexy21 wexy21 36-40, M 1 Response May 8

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    So i pretended to be guy ! Thought im a girl :( My story started in the month of april where i was so bored and created a fake account of a guy "i dont know why i did that"but to...
    Chateu10 Chateu10 18-21, F Apr 30

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    I am a bilateral bka and I am going to buy some new suspension sleeves. Any suggestions about which ones have lasted the longest for you? Interested in comfort too.
    elephantfan elephantfan 22-25, F Apr 30

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    Lost my left leg above knee when i was 19. Twenty years now have never missed it. Its allabout making the best of what you have.
    rasikAKA rasikAKA 36-40, M May 8

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    Almost couldn't drive....but it was a great day!!
    babybump71 babybump71 41-45, F Apr 30

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    Will be 50 next year and really never thought I would end up where I am now. While I do have a job and can support myself, I'm also now a double amputee, living alone and have...
    25off 25off 46-50, M 6 Responses Apr 30

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    So yeah, I am a devotee, 19 years old. I was born this way and I really wish I hadn't, but there is nothing I can do about it unfortunately. I felt ashamed about it forever and I...
    spnt spnt 18-21, M a week ago

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    She is a close friend. I love her. She has two children with him. She stays at home while he works full time and goes to school. But while I love her, I've loved him longer. We...
    trashclass trashclass 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have always wanted to be an amputee ever since I was a little girl. We all have dreams for when we grow up but my dream was a little different than everyone else's. I was to...
    Stumplover123 Stumplover123 36-40 Apr 30

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    I did something so horrible and wrong!!!! I was just doing it a few minutes ago!!! These girl who used to be my friends, I still had her number and I pretended to be Jasmyn and I...
    bubbly12 bubbly12 13-15, F May 13

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    A beautiful tale for adults who wander and dream . The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams HERE was once a velveteen rabbit, and in the beginning he was really splendid. He was...
    birdsrestingonabranch birdsrestingonabranch 22-25, F 1 Response May 16

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    alright, well. no one wants to hear about this in real life, so I'm sure no wants to hear it here either. I kind of want to get what happened at Brynn Marr (mental hospital) and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 27

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    When I was younger I'd always say I was straight yet I'd find myself being attracted to everyone no matter what their gender was. As I got older I noticed how wrong and uncomfortae...
    GreenEyess GreenEyess 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 28

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    In a domestic violence social experiment performed by two guys and a girl, there were three instances in which one guy pretended to abuse the girl in public, and three more...
    MeadowLark4 MeadowLark4 16-17 1 Response Apr 28

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    My sister was the one who made me realize this abt myself. Happened with my first serious boyfriend. Within a week of dating and knowing him, I realized that I'd completely fallen...
    iamprefect iamprefect 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 29

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    This is about my best friends boyfriend who asks me weird questions sometimes. He knows I'm engaged to somebody else but he asks me stuff like 'do you like somebody else?' And...
    Imexhausted Imexhausted 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 30

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    I used to pretend to be pregnant when I was a boy, (stuffed the doll under my shirt), then gave birth to that doll and pretended thats my real baby. Lolll i know I have a pretty...
    FreakingLlamas FreakingLlamas 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 30

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    This is the story of one experience. In my freshman year of high school there was this really nice guy who sat next to me in English class. We talked sometimes and it felt like...
    awaywego4 awaywego4 26-30, F 7 Responses Apr 30

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    So it's been 12 days since we broke up. I had to go to his office today but knew I could avoid him for the most part. He walked back and found me and said hi. No one knows so we...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses May 1

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    But she's not dead. The worst kind of missing for me. She is crazy, she has mental issues. I had to leave her and many didn't understand. She didn't take me to school, pretended to...
    NiniJeanine NiniJeanine 22-25, F 3 Responses May 1

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    Went out with wife and her work friends to a somewhat erotic show. We shared a hotel room with one of her work friends so we did not have to drive. I was pretty drunk and I...
    Jakewagon Jakewagon 41-45, M 1 Response May 2

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    It sounds crazy right ? Well its true *trigger warning* She was babysitting me my dad was always away so she stayed with us I was 12 one night we stayed up late and she started...
    00Broken00 00Broken00 18-21, F 1 Response May 2

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    Let me explain by saying my boyfriend and I have been together for about ix and half seven years, we have a five yr. old together and for about six months we were apart my son and...
    sickofthings sickofthings 26-30, F 2 Responses May 2

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    I stopped trusting my husband before we even got married. We were on a trip at a beach with some friends and everyone was having a good time, but then we were at the pool. I had...
    Mystery08 Mystery08 22-25, F 1 Response May 2

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