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Not Every Will Be A Good Day

I Am A Recent Above The Knee Amputee
Due to being hit by a car while I walked my puppy. Last January 2023 After 16 Surgeries & 3 months I was released into a physical therapy. So many thoughts raced in my mind of how will I provide for myself as, I have always been able to provide for myself. There were days I wanted to just go back in time and reverse that night. Made me so sad to know that I will now live a new life. I Loved My Old Life!! To no fault of my own I did not choose to this for myself. I've worked so hard to continue my career. In working with the troubled youth. I had recently began to work at a school where their were many children on the spectrum. Where others had recently began an IEP. My classroom consisted of 8 nonverbal Middle age school children that have been diagnosed with autism. Could you imagine your career. Is about to take off!! Then boom from one second to the next. You're Hit by a car. As I layed on that cold concrete curb pinned underneath the car. When the driver made the horrible decision to reverse. That is when the driver had severed my left leg. At that moment I realized that their will be no way. In saving my leg. My life has taken a turn especially since Ihad just gotten over the of my past relationship. Somedays are okay. I am grateful that I did not die that night. Where I easily could have, had the firefighters not shown up. I vividly remember the firefighter telling that he would have to cut my clothes to get to my leg that he would be placing a tourniquet. All I could see is the steam leaving my body down by my leg. It was such a horrible sight. Honestly if it wasn't for him I'd be dead. My recovery has been long. I am not one to stay put. My life before the accident was on go at all times. Always trying to better myself while helping others in the process.
So if you've come across my story know that your not alone don't be ashamed of your disability. Their are so many people who suffer in silence. You don't have to!! You have a space here now! Where you can share!
An Absolute No Judgement Zone. #Amputee #Amputelife #nojudgement #AboveTheKneeAmputee

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#CheckInWithMe #Disability #Amputee #LimbDifference

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A Day in the Life of a PWD (Person With a Disability)

Frame 1:
A man with an amputated forearm is chatting with an acquaintance.
ACQUAINTANCE: So, what can you do?
MAN: A better question is: What can't I do?

Frame 2:
MAN (grinning): That's a much shorter list!

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#CheckInWithMe #Disability #Amputee #LimbDifference

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A Day in the Life of a PWD (Person With a Disability)

A woman with a prosthetic arm walks by a man with a prosthetic arm.
MAN: I'll show you mine, if you show me yours!
The woman laughs.

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Amputee life #Amputee #doublebelowtheknee #amputeelife

#Amputee #doublebelowtheknee
hey, I’m lexzy. I’m a double amputee below my knee. I’m 19, I have been looking for a amputee community. I have been looking for a while actually. I found this page and noticed it has been inactive for months. Due to corona virus I’m locked inside and itching to connect with people who understand my daily life. My limb loss was from birth so I don’t understand much of life without my prosthetics. With that being said it doesn’t mean I don’t understand a bare the weight prosthetics come with. I’m no newbie to body dismorphia, phantom pains, chronic daily pain, sores, poor insurance coverage and in general the mental and emotional strain amputees take on. My goal here is to connect with others who experience the same reality as I do. A different daily life than a average able bodied person. I’m new to this app, and if I’m being honest I’m new to connecting with other amputees. I have 18 years of experience using my prosthetic, and I’d love to give tips and tricks to other amputees on how to make life easier, more accessible and more convenient for you.

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Amputee life #Amputee #doublebelowtheknee #amputeelife

#Amputee #doublebelowtheknee
hey, I’m lexzy. I’m a double amputee below my knee. I’m 19, I have been looking for a amputee community. I have been looking for a while actually. I found this page and noticed it has been inactive for months. Due to corona virus I’m locked inside and itching to connect with people who understand my daily life. My limb loss was from birth so I don’t understand much of life without my prosthetics. With that being said it doesn’t mean I don’t understand a bare the weight prosthetics come with. I’m no newbie to body dismorphia, phantom pains, chronic daily pain, sores, poor insurance coverage and in general the mental and emotional strain amputees take on. My goal here is to connect with others who experience the same reality as I do. A different daily life than a average able bodied person. I’m new to this app, and if I’m being honest I’m new to connecting with other amputees. I have 18 years of experience using my prosthetic, and I’d love to give tips and tricks to other amputees on how to make life easier, more accessible and more convenient for you.

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Veteran? #Disability #Wheelchair #Ableism #Amputee #CheckInWithMe

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A Day in the Life of a PWD

Frame 1:
A man in a wheelchair, who is missing both lower legs, is traveling down a sidewalk with his friend. A pair of women walk the other way.

Frame 2:
As they pass each other, one woman stops and bends down to talk to the man.
WOMAN: Thank you for your service!

Frame 3:
They continue walking.
FRIEND: I didn't know you served in the military!
MAN: I didn't.

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What can you so? #Disability #Amputee #Ableism #CheckInWithMe

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A Day in the Life of a PWD

Frame 1:
A man who is missing his right forearm is talking to an acquaintance.
ACQUAINTANCE: So, what can you do?
MAN: A better question is: What can't I do?

Frame 2:
MAN: That's a much shorter list!

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a little leg #Amputee #diabetic

I have never been ashamed of either my amputation(s) or my prosthetic. I recently got a new prosthetic and had it adorned with the South Carolina moon and tree

Today I went out in my new sandals and my George Washington socks. the sandals are closed toe which fits the fake foot as well as my three toed left foot. I embrace the new me and wear shorts most of the time

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steps to my new leg #Amputee

I had a cast made of my 1/2 leg yesterday so that a new prosthetic can be made. I get the new leg next Tuesday and I can not wait!

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