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Home » Solving Problems Is Post–Traumatic Stress Disorder Inevitable after Amputation? The major symptoms of PTSD are reliving the traumatic event in vivid nightmares, unwanted memories, and flashbacks. Heart palpitations and panic attacks occur as the trauma is relived. Patients report feeling wound up, unable to concentrate or sleep, and experience unprovoked intense anger. They…

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Home » Solving Problems Things Amputees Can Do To Extend Their Lives There are things amputees can do to extend their lives, Ever notice you never hear anyone talk to you about amputations and aging? Though we don’t have much control over aging, we do have some power over the way we see ourselves. As…

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Home » Solving Problems Treatment of Phantom Pain You know phantom pain when you feel it. It comes from where your limb used to be. The sensation starts as a discomfort. It is a real feeling coming from the missing limb. It might be a “charley horse” or a cramp in your hand or wrist.…

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Home » Solving Problems Don’t Make Your Amputation Into a Major Depression Dealing With Your Feelings Getting into an auto accident leaves us no chance to prepare for our amputation. As a result, many amputees have not resolved the emotional loss they are faced with. The grieving process is not a mental illness but a…

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Home » Solving Problems Reducing Amputee Stress Stress is what you feel when you can’t get out of a negative situation. It becomes paradoxical when you give up trying. Like an employee returning to work while being unable to be tested for Coronavirus because they are not “normal” according to the federal government, nor can…

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Home » Solving Problems Post-Amputation Depression You have a flood of different feelings right after your amputation. Shock and disbelief come when you see part of you missing. You feel frustrated when you realize you have a long recovery ahead of you. At some point, profound sadness and grief overtake you when issues like returning…

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Home » Solving Problems Amputation and Helplessness Every amputee must face the feelings of helplessness at some point in their recovery. For amputees who wake in the ER after a car wreck, it maybe sooner. Your first reaction is denial or overwhelming helplessness, especially facing the reality that you have a family to support or…

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Home » Solving Problems Amputees Can Use Their Skills from Rehabitulation in Dealing with the Coronavirus The Coronavirus has left people in social isolation. They are housebound, and movement restricted. People are panicking because their lives are shattered. They can no longer go to work and don’t have a clear idea when they can.  Their…

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