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If your amputation was like mine no one talked to you about what to expect psychologically. If you start a conversation discussing your psychological apprehension it will briefly be acknowledged but quickly steered to physical therapy only. I was told by the surgeon that his relative had an amputation and now she is fine, doing everything she did before except she takes off her prosthesis to sleep. I later wondered if this story was made up. I had two surgeries on one foot a day apart. I still don’t know why. They gave me so many pain killers that my wife had to complain to the hospital administration to stop them. Once you are medically stable the best follow up you can do is get inpatient rehabilitation. It keeps you from falling, teaches you how to perform your daily living skills with only one leg and puts you with other recent amputees in a supportive healing environment. When you do go home you have experience in getting around and most importantly not falling. Physical therapists come to your house and help you maintain the muscle strength you need once your stump is healed. Once you get your first prosthesis outpatient rehabilitation is the best way to get back on your feet and to learn to use your prosthesis safely.   

Citations

Psychological Adaptation to Amputation John C. Racy, M.D. http://www.oandplibrary.org/alp/chap28-01.asp

Small Victories, Big Gains: Coping with Anxiety Post Amputation   Mark Lawson Bell  http://unyq.com/small-victories-big-gains-cope-anxiety-post-amputation/

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/how-help-friend/201607/things-matter-amputee

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