WOW. It just seems like that missing leg of yours identifies you as a person. I don't believe that to be true. You are first a person, probably a nice person, you are second a person with one leg. Why are you focused on this?
I have a prosthetic, a walker, a wheelchair and an electric scooter from the scooter store. I need physical therapy for the prosthetic. Oct 1st was one year I had the amputation. Before that I had 6 surgeries on both legs. I am on Suboxone for pill addiction. But I am generally a happy person in spite of all this. Thanks for your messages. Love, Abuela
I agree with what IBKleen said. Don't allow your limitations to take over your identity. I am an OT and see many people who are amputees or can't walk because of a spinal cord injury. The way you think about this makes a big difference in the amount of happiness you will find. You say that you notice the beauty of the trees and the wind in the air. This is a blessing. It is a beautiful day for a ride in your chair. I hope you are not limited by stairs to get your chair out. They go fast. Feel the wind in your face and let it free you. Do you have a BKA or a AKA? Sounds like you might be diabetic as well. Following your diet and taking your sugars regularly are so important as I'm sure you know. Your addiction may be limiting you more than your amputation. It takes time to recover. I hope that you have a strong support group and are seeing an addiction specialist who will guide you and not just a doc who hands out Sub. I wish you well as I am a grandmother as well. Sending warm wishes, Love Corey
Wow! A grandmother too. So you know how it feels. I have a scooter from the scooter store and I fly down the street and around and wave at my neighbors. I go to the supermarket & my clinic by myself. It's just inconvenient to bring my chair down the front steps of the house. My son-in-law doe sit and he work a lot and is not here.(him and my daughter live upstairs, 2 family house) Winter is coming now but I will bundle up & go like the wind!!!. I am under drs. care for blood thinners & suboxone for addiction. I am not a diabetic. I have clotting & circulation problems. I get depressed but I try to snap out of it. We are a cheerful family. I have a special needs daughter that does require some of my attention but I manage to get all the available help for her and it helps inmenesely.
Thanks for writing to me. Please don't stop. Hugs, Abuela(grandmother in Spanish. I am of Cuban heritage)
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