Originally Posted by happy john
Thanks a lot. I have tried many times with my prosthetic without success. He is now making me a socket with a "soft surlyn linning". lets hope this works.
my dad had an above knee amputation in 2006, I am his care taker.i must say the first 3 years was a challenge. unfortunately he is going to do the last leg early 2012 he is still going through councelling.
What he says is that , these socks make it worse sometimes so he resorted to doing it only half a day each day to have his fresh air in the afternoon and night. The panthom feeling took him a while too but once the prosthetic was done it got a lot better .
my tip as a care taker is that , take it easy and do what you can at a time as then your own routine will help you heal at your pace.He still has a tendency to softly massage his stump with just baby lotion , sometimes he applies anything with menthol.