my name is melody
i found this site a few weeks back and have been peeking lots..and apprecitate the informative information.
my husband (monte) was in a work related accident 1st mar 07 and had a traumatic amputation of his rg donminent arm ~ above the elbow. (his arm was caught in a rock crusher conveyor belt) needless to say ~ it's been quite a journey this past ..well..almost 2 years. anniversary date coming up.
he's unable to type on the comp at this time ~ so, i'm doing the typing and we're both needing the support.
since the amputation ~ he's had 2 revision surgeries plus 2 surgeries (due to nueromas) and now we're heading to see the doc again as a lump of fatty tissue has formed at the end of the stump and is causing more pain and making it difficult to use his prosthesis. due to over-compensation he is also having issues with his left hand/elbow now and is limited in what he can do.
if the pain in his left hand continues..the docs are also considering surgery down the road. scary thought.
it's been an emotional roller coaster ride..to say the least and it is difficult at times making the whole adjustment and going through the life changes..wow..there are many!
i'm so happy we've found this site and am looking forward to getting to know each of you.