Ak Amputeeorrible And NowHi all,
I am new this forum.. having just lost my left leg due to an injury. I've only met one person who was an amputee and that was through the hospital when I just had my surgery. they wanted me to meet somebody who had been through what I was currently going through.
For me, since I've lost my leg.. life is just not good and i hate to go out in public because I get anxiety that everybody is looking at me.
I just got my prothesis and having a very hard time adapting to it. It is horrible and I tend to think of it as as something more like a handbag.. something you pick up and put on before you leave the house but my physical therapist tells me I will never walk until I start using it daily.
I noticed several of you also itch after wearing your leg and the liner. I get a red rash and just itch and itch for the next few days, then it goes away till I wear it again.
I am looking for any advice any of you can give me. I would love to hear about your experiences in learning to walk, etc. Please feel free to message me, I will always answer.