How to find the best Prosthetist      How to find the best Prosthetist is important because you are going to be under their care for the rest of your life. Amputations cannot be reversed, but you have control of your relationship with your Prosthetist. Choosing a Prosthetist is more than just getting a referral.…

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Stop Feeling Something is Missing Stop feeling something is missing.” says you significant other. Amputees all face this even after they have felt they are back to doing almost everything they did before their amputation. That feeling of loss can erupt suddenly for no apparent reason. You might call it “feeling empty,” while someone else…

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How to Reduce Amputee Depression This is advice from one amputee to another. How to reduce amputation depression. These are practical tips divided into physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of depression. Here is how to reduce amputee depression.  Depression is anger turned inward. Here are some ways to deal with this emotion. You are…

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Valentine’s Day Reconsidered   It’s Valentine’s day, and so dating and falling in love is on everyone’s mind. Let’s exclude a dozen roses, chocolates, and a hallmark card crew that have the holiday all covered, or so they think. Being an amputee may make it harder to enjoy this holiday. When I started to research…

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Ending Cripple Thinking

Ending Cripple Thinking   “One Thing You Can’t Hide Is When You’re Crippled Inside” John Lennon It has been almost three years since my below-knee amputation. I am looking out for ways that I can lead my life more like a normal person. While I was waiting for my stump to heal, I learned that…

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How Not to Become a Manic Depressive After Your Amputation                      Manic Depression So many amputees have such intense feelings after their amputations that they could be misdiagnosed as manic depression. Current psychiatric research has found that sixty-nine percent of patients are misdiagnosed with Manic Depression…

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You Can Stop a Panic Attack After an Amputation You wake up in a hospital bed,  not want to look at what is missing, but more importantly, you may not have had time to prepare for an amputation. Your anxiety may blow up into a panic attack as you struggle for control. Either you are…

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On The Joy of Walking Again The goal of any amputation recovery is to get back on your feetand walk again. Frederic Gros wrote a book that reinforced the joy of meandering by describing the way several inspiring philosophers expressed their appreciation of the psychological effects of walking: Thoreau, Nietzsche, and Kant.   Gros explains…

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Home » Amputee Issues Post-amputation Amputee IssuesGeneral ResourcesPost-amputationPost-traumatic StressProsthesisResources How to Reduce Amputee Depression By Kevin Kappler, Ph.D. | Mar 12, 2021 How to Reduce Amputee Depression This is advice from one amputee to another. How to reduce amputation depression. These are practical tips divided into physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of depression. Here…

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Recovery Amputee IssuesGeneral ResourcesPost-traumatic StressProsthesisRecoveryResources Stop Feeling Part of You is Missing By Kevin Kappler, Ph.D. | Apr 18, 2021 Stop Feeling Something is Missing Stop feeling something is missing.” says you significant other. Amputees all face this even after they have felt they are back to doing almost everything they did before their amputation.…

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