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General Discussion / Re: Intimicy question
« on: April 27, 2009, 08:03:49 AM »
Wanted to thank everyone for thier input.
It helps to see others thoughts and perspectives.
I am going to be contacting a counselor to see if I can get some help with my issues.
I'll keep everyone posted.

General Discussion / Re: Intimicy question
« on: April 24, 2009, 12:01:35 PM »
Thanks for your replys, please keep them coming.
Minerva, yes I did go to counseling, but definately not enough, I did not like the guy I went to see, so only went 3 times. Funny I just mentioned going to see someone else to my wife last week. I think I really need to finally accept what has happened to me. I look at my stump or fake leg and always wonder what did I do so wrong to deserve this, which I know the answer is nothing. Through the whole process I was always the strong one "life goes on" "hey I am still alive" "its just my leg" I think I just never made time to really deal with everything.

General Discussion / Intimicy question
« on: April 24, 2009, 11:09:52 AM »
I am not sure how everyone here lost thier limb/limbs, but I was in a m/c accident and its been 2 years since my amputation, bka. Since my accident things have really slowed down, I think its all me. My wife is great and I would not have made it through the whole process without her. I am not sure if its because I am missing my lower left leg, or in my head, but I am not in the mood as much as I had been in the past and not sure what to do about it, I know my wife is in the mood and needs the intimacy, I am at a dead end.
Did any of you go through a period of not being in the mood? What helped to get back in the mood? Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

General Discussion / Re: Harley's anyone?
« on: April 07, 2009, 03:23:52 PM »
Here I am on my 2005 softail standard before my accident.
Have fun and please watch out for the other people, they just never see you on a bike.
I am now just a bikeless biker ;D

General Discussion / Re: ever forget your missing a limb?
« on: November 14, 2008, 08:58:01 AM »
We call mine my stump or like Myffanwy does "my little leg"  :) also

General Discussion / ever forget your missing a limb?
« on: November 11, 2008, 09:09:25 AM »
Well last night I did.
Fell asleep watching tv, and woke up to let the dog out, well I usually sit on the edge of the bed for a minute or two than transfer to my chair so I can put my leg on, well I was still half asleep and just hopped out of bed and went to take a step and quickly found out its a long way to the floor when you don't have a leg  :)
My scream was the worst part of it, scared the wife and the animals, my stump did hit the floor but not too hard, it was sore but not bad. I have a ertl/bone bridge on the end of my stump so that helped somewhat.
I just can't believe that I forgot I was missing my leg :o
Take care

General Discussion / Re: David in Canada, my wife passed away
« on: October 08, 2008, 02:39:26 PM »
very sorry to hear about your loss.

General Discussion / Re: another question for everyone
« on: September 25, 2008, 09:19:58 AM »
to answer your question, I have been an amputee since March 13, 2007, still a newbie.
I know that I am different physically and that really does not bother me at all, I feel as if I have lost that "sparkle" in my eye.
I have a very loving wife and without her I would never have made it this far, she has been by my side always, she lost her job to stay home and take care of me during my fixator days, we are in our 30's and never thought we would go through anything like this. I have a loving family, mom, dad, brother & sister and they have all been there for me also. Iam trying to get back into mountain biking, I love to fish every spare minute that I can, I used to be an avid rock climber, and will be trying that again, maybe I am just still in shock of the whole thing, when I look at my stump, I still can't believe my lower leg is gone.

General Discussion / another question for everyone
« on: September 24, 2008, 02:55:17 PM »
Was wondering if anyone feels different from how you used to be before your amputation?
I just don't feel like myself anymore, I feel more withdrawn or something I really can't put a finger on it.
I don't know if its because of my accident or my amputation, but here is why I had my amputation, I was hit by a car while riding my motorcycle, we were both doing 50mph, and the other driver drifted into my lane and drove into my left leg, close to being a head on collision, but thankfully not, I was not wearing a helmet, and could have easily lost my life, but instead lost my lower left leg, no other injuries except a broken femur. The doctors tried to save my leg for 7 months (wish they took it the day of the accident) but it was put in an external fixator which was pure hell, and I had about 25 surgeries in that time frame.
I don't know something just seems different.
Thanks for listening

General Discussion / emergency situation, what if?
« on: September 23, 2008, 07:30:28 AM »
What has everyone planned to do in an emergency situation?
I always have crutches nearby, say if a fire started in my home, or I needed to get out quick I could always hop or sit on the floor and slide around. If someone broke into my house though, being on the floor or crutches would really be of no use, (there is always something next to the bed for protection, and I mean from intruders ;). Have you seen how fast you can put your leg/legs/arm/arms on? I just want to hear what others have planned.

My History / Hello
« on: May 08, 2008, 01:53:41 PM »
I am Ed, I am a BKA, had a bad m/c accident in aug of 06, tried to save the leg for 7 miserable months, had an external fixator on with three rings and 14 pins, got an infection, and had my leg amputated in march of 07, that was the best thing to happen. My leg if saved would have been useless, but now I am back to work full time and going strong.
Glad I have found this site.
I am an avid fisherman, freshwater and saltwater, love to work around the house, and just hang out with my wife.
Anyone from Connecticut?
Take care

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