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Old 01-31-2012, 09:31 AM   #3
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Denver, CO U.S.A.
Posts: 1
Re: To those considering Amputation

Hi Paingirl,

I am not sure where to start as I am feeling overwhelmed by your post.

To start, I too was born with TEV and ten years ago was told amputation was the best option for improving my quality of life, if and only if I gave 200% in the rehabilitation process. I'm 27 now, and 10 years later I think I'm ready to finally do it.

When I read that you amputated because of CF I could not believe my eyes. I am so sorry for all that you have been through, I empathize completely! I have so many questions that I don't know where to start. My doctors are commending reconstruction surgery, but I think I would rather just amputate.

My main worry, concern, is the leap of faith involved. How did you finally decide to do it and did you doubt your decision before surgery? Do you regret it at all?

If you can offer any advice I would be more appreciative than you can imagine.

Thank you!!!!!!!!

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