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living without my right leg

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B4600n
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I recently [about a month] had to have much of my right leg amputated due to infection. Although I am a retired RN I had never heard of such a problem, still I accepted the need right away. I was basically out of it just before the surgery. I was fortunate to go to a good rehabilitation hospital soon. Now I am concerned about being independent when I leave. This is due to being weak,
to having severe arthritis in both shoulders, and being overweight. I have been in the center about six weeks and can now sit up on the side of the bed by myself.
Written on: 24/07/2017 [04:26]
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Catherine_MyHandicap
Posts: 192
Hello

Thank you for getting in touch with us.

Your concern about being able to remain independent once you leave the center is very much understandable. Anyone having lost a limb due to surgery or amputation can realise what a dramatic change in lifestyle this can be. However I would tend to believe that the rehabilitation center where you were treated should be able to inform you about resources in your vicinity? Perhaps there is an organisation or nursing institute that can organise help at home, especially for the first while when you return home. It would be worthwhile inquiring what is available.
Our foundation being based in Switzerland, I am unfortunately not aware of all resources available in other parts of the world.
I wish you to find the help and support you need.

best wishes,
Catherine
myh
Written on: 24/07/2017 [09:39]
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