My StoryI am an AK/BK amputee. I was born with deformed legs and they were amputated when I was 11 months old. I was walking with prosthetics when I was 1. Ever since, I've always had prosthetics. I remember the strap one that went around my waist. That thing always cut into my skin and left welts and bruises. Now I use the prosthetic that is in the group's logo for the AK. The BK is the standard sock-insert-leg prosthetic. I am very out of shape, it's really disgusting, really. Sometimes my boyfriend makes snarky comments about it. I don't drive, I'm terrified of driving. I rely on other people, and it really bothers me sometimes. I pay rent to my mom, I live with her. My boyfriend is nice, but his new job makes him work long hours. So I just stay by myself, mostly.
I don't like the pain of the prosthetics. It gets very annoying sometimes. I just want to use my chair, but it's 12 years old. I'm trying to get a new chair, but I doubt I'll be approved for one. Medicaid is notoriously stingy.