A New Double Amputee
I was run over by a motor boat (that entered a protected area illegaly) while waterskiing on a lake in May of this year. Both my legs had to be amputated through my knees. I was eventually fitted with full-length prostheses and learned to walk with 2 canes, but I can't walk well, so I spend most of my time in a wheelchair. I'm going to be fitted for stubby prostheses after New Year's in order to strengthen my stumps so that I can walk better in the future. I'm 45, happily married, and live in Massachusetts. I would like to talk with other double (or single) amputees, especially women.