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StandingTall

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About StandingTall

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    Amputee
  • Amputation Type:
    Above Knee Left Leg
  • Amputation Date:
    08-05-2015
  • Amputation Cause:
    Circulation Complications

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  1. StandingTall

    Introducing Myself - Lady Amputee Also Has Cerebral Palsy

    thanks for your encouragement. yes, I feel I have the right to at least try and mobilise with a prothesis. However, I do appreciate that having CP will complicate things, if I am going down, I want to go down fighting. Our national health service here in Scotland is free but if you don't meet the list of criteria, you won't be considered for a prothesis. To go private is too costly for us, we can't afford it, unless I was to set up a trust fund and start fundraising. But I am very lucky in a sense as after the op, my pain was down by at least 85%, my meds were reduced by two thirds and I rarely am bothered with phantom pains. I have a strong faith basis, which helped me and my husband thru the worst. Basically we were told in the spring of last year that if I didn't have the op sooner rather than later, the ongoing infection could get into my body and prove fatal. 6 weeks later I had the op. It ended up with me being an AKA left leg but the would healed perfectly and no signs of any further infection. Sorry for going on like this but it's the first website I've found where others understand what I'm going thru. Take care and God bless, Lillian Ann
  2. StandingTall

    Everyones story

    Hi, my nickname on here is StandingTall. I am a 56 yr old female with lower body Cerebral Palsy from birth. Since 8 May this year, I have also become an AKA on my left leg due to circulation problems. At present I am a wheelchair user, but would love to be given the chance to use a prothesis or at least to try one out. My Physiotherapist thinks I could be the only person or one of a very few in Scotland to have both conditions at the same time. Any suggestions or comments would be most welcome. Thanks. Lillian Ann
  3. Hi, my nickname on here is StandingTall. I am a 56 yr old female with lower body Cerebral Palsy from birth. Since 8 May this year, I have also become an AKA on my left leg due to circulation problems. At present I am a wheelchair user, but would love to be given the chance to use a prothesis or at least to try one out. My Physiotherapist thinks I could be the only person or one of a very few in Scotland to have both conditions at the same time. Any suggestions or comments would be most welcome. Thanks.
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