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    Old 01-10-2015, 03:40 PM   #1
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    Question Amputation

    My right leg was amputated below the knee on 1/9/15. My dr. was able to leave about 8" below the knee.
    I would appreciate it very much if others with an BTK amputation could share their experiences since their amputation. For instance, when will I get my prosthesis. Will I get a temporary one at first?
    Being I have Medicare and a Blue Cross supplemental plan, will I get a very good artifical limb or will it be just average?
    Any input is greatly appreciate.
    BTW, I will be going to a skilled nursing facility for the 101 days I am allowed from Medicare and Blue Cross.
    The anticipation of death is worse than death itself!

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