Kim, some time back you left a message on Nick's profile. No he is not disabled or an amputee, he is a devotee
I am sorry to hear Cate is facing additional surgeries, but as you said - it is more important that she is disease free. I thank God every day that I am alive - even with all of the challenges of being a high level amputee.
I can't speak for Melissa - but I would be very happy to meet Cate one day. The HP & HD women that I met before my surgery and who supported me throughout, made all the difference in my recovery. I work hard to return the kindness I received by peer counseling others who are facing this life altering procedure.
Aww well i wis her and you the best of luck. There weren't many warning signs we saw it on the x ray and it hurt when i walked thats about it. I will keep you informed.
hope to hear from you soon
Wow sounds like an adventure. Kids have a way of ripping our hearts right out of our chest. When My son Jake getts sick he always says he gonna die. It breaks my heart. Thats a very difficult thing to see your child in that much pain and not be able to do anything to make it better. I am glad to hear things are going well now. I go in for a revision surgery on tues. next week and I am pretty nervous. You both take care and good luck with the healing......Dave
How did kates surgery go. I hope all is well with you guys
I was tough on my stump as a kid too... my mom didn't see it much after I started taking showers on my own so when she did finally see it she sort of freaked out... it was brused well beyond anything she had ever seen before... The spikes do hurt a good bit...not the skin around them although they can cause bruising but the bone itself hurts from the pressure and what basically is continual fracturing of the small boney pieces... the second time I had the operation I had no complications... my surgery was on December 5th and I put my leg back on for the first time Christmas Eve day... just days after my stitches came out (we had an ice storm and the dr's office was closed the day I was supposed to get them out so I "googled" stitch removal and did it myself... talk about freaking my parents out I was like 14 maybe...) I'm not saying that there wasn't some pain when I put the leg back on but it wasn't so bad that I wanted to take the leg off... my biggest problem was that when they did the revision they also did some work on my "good" knee as I had messed it up playing soccer and figured if I was going to be down I might as well do it all at once. I don't know if this helps... I hope so!
Thank you for giving me Mike's name