Amputees Support Group

Amputation is the removal of a body extremity by trauma or surgery. Many have undergone amputation or have been living with a missing limb since birth. In either case, life as an amputee can be challenging. This is the place to find others going through the same experiences as an amputee. Share your thoughts, troubles, and solutions with the community.

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  • Bennyooten

    Mobility after bka

    My name is Benny I'm having left leg below knee amputation in 2 weeks.  It's elective trying to improve mobility.  Ive had drop foot for 17 years and I'm 33 now it's miserable.  Does mobility usually improve 
  • Marnie2016

    Sleeping with your leg

    Hi,I am new to this, deciding on an elective amputation due to many unsuccessful surgeries on my left ankle and foot. I have heard that many people fall after getting out of bed, because they forget they do not have a leg anymore. I was wondering- have you ever slept with your leg on? I know that getting up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom, I am going to forget and fall.
  • Hi my  name is Rania..I lost my left leg below the knee due to a very bad car accidents. I have been in non stop pain for more than one year the Prosthesis that I'm wear now is very bad quality it's hard and cause me pain this beside the nerve pain .My disability has affected my whole  life am civil engineer now I can't work at any site I can't walk only few steps doctor asked me to not get...
  • I saw the group online and so I decided to join to try to get some answers about what my dad is going through. He just had a full leg amputation. First our relationship is estranged for we have not spoken in about 4 years but he keeps incontact with his siblings that I am close to. I just came back from a business trip only to find out that he had the surgery but didn't let anyone know until...
  • mhussey

    Only a month...

    Hello Everyone! I had my big toe amputated a month ago. I have really tried to stay positive during this ordeal. I have my moments especially when I have to look at it. It was a doctors error. I'm still kind of upset about the ordeal that led to the amputation. I'm really trying to let it go. Does anyone have any positive ways to get through this???
  • GianaM3

    Here to learn.

    Hello everyone!I'm here as well to hopefully ask a few questions for my writing. I really hope this isn't out of line or offensive. I'm writing a story and I'm a little stuck because I also don't know too much.So, I was hoping if at all possible that maybe someone would be willing to talk to me and tell me a bit about themselves/readjusting to life after having a limb (the character in my story...
  • hopefulauthor

    Basic Questions about Amputation

    Hi all,I have a confession to make: I am not an amputee. I am here to learn a little bit about the struggles that you all have faced. I sincerely hope my request does not offend anyone, as that is not my intention. I am an aspiring writer, and I am currently working on what I hope will someday be a novel. One of my main characters lost her left leg below the knee due to a car accident when she...
  • Auggiejames

    New to all this

    So I'm a new amputee. I lost all of my hand except my pinky on my left hand and part of two fingers on the right. In the 2 weeks I have started to become depressed. I'm just curious if it gets easier? Where I live there is no groups or anything like that. So anything might help. Thank you
  • hendosgirl

    Elective Amputation??

    Where to start? Seriously considering asking my Ortho for an elective amputation. Im 32 years old, mom of 2. Ive had 4 knee surgeries (tibial Osteotomy, revision for non union, tibial osteotomy, partial hardware removal). I have a varus deformity, with instability, post lateral thrust. I have been passed from one ortho to the next (meeting #5 this fall) because of the complexity of surgeries ive...
  • greyhounds92

    New to group

    Hello all Im 42 yr old who is a fiancee of an amputee...  Although he has home health aides coming in 6 days a wk I help him the other times when they arent there.....  They are only in 4 and a half hrs a day...  He has a great attitude through all of this its been a yr since his amputation got his prosthetic leg 2 months later and was doing home PT for 4-5 months then graduated to out patient...
  • SammySlugger

    My son at the fair

    My son has an Symes amputation. He is nine years old and his prosthetic fits great and never comes off. We went to the county fair yesterday and the first ride we got on, the carnie told us he had to get off and get a permission slip to ride because he has an injury. I , his mother, instantly became furious as did his Grandma. We put up an argument as we didn't feel it was fair, it embarrassed...
  • Hi there!The Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Loma Linda University Health is conducting research on the use of virtual reality to manage phantom limb pain in amputees. If you or someone you know is interested in participating, and meet the following criteria: 1. Age 18 or older2. Have an amputation of hand or forearm (below the elbow)3. Amputation was completed greater...
  • Becky-Alexander

    Jokes about missing limb

    How does it make you feel when people crack jokes about your missing limb? I'm not sensitive about my missing arm, as I've lived with it from birth. I always smile and laugh along because it's usually a friend or acquaintance. And maybe they feel comfortable joking with me because they know me well and love me. But to be honest, I never like it when someone cracks a joke about my arm. It's ok for...
  • Hello all!My name is Megan and I am a final year Product Design Student in the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, Ireland and for my major project I am interested in creating 3D printed prosthetics. In order to create the best possible product I need input from those living without limbs; I need to understand what it means to be and amputee and I need to learn about your experience...
  • jdress

    tired and gianing weight

    Tied of phantom and pian in remaining leg and drug hang over from docs meds It been three years will i ever be pian free agian what do poeple do to boost thier energy i always exuasted?