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    marie, this guy had his amputated below the knee: http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showpos...0&postcount=21

    You might contact him for thoughts and suggestions, and answers.

    Here's the thread the post above came from: Can a para have his legs amputated voluntarily?

    Here's a post surgery comment justadildo made: http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showpos...0&postcount=35
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    He makes a compelling arguement.
    I looked up the shoes. I'll show those to Ken and let you know. Thanks.
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    yes, rdf.. I remember JADildo doing that, too. I'm C-5-6, 38 yesrs post, and I want no part of voluntary amputation. I say try every other alternative first. You only get one pair of legs.

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    Yup, I agree. But we're all different, and we do what we think is best.
    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Peter View Post
    yes, rdf.. I remember JADildo doing that, too. I'm C-5-6, 38 yesrs post, and I want no part of voluntary amputation. I say try every other alternative first. You only get one pair of legs.
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    I agree that having your feet amputated sounds radical, but it does sound as though you are looking at the issue from a lot of different perspectives. The only advice I can give you is that you need to collect the information that you need and then sit down and write out the pros and cons. I find that helps me tremendously when I am trying to make an important decision. In the meantime, I would also try to find a wound care clinic that can offer you some other options besides amputation. It doesn't hurt to get a second or third opinion.
    CKF

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    I have a small pressure sore on my second toe I am in the process of healing. The amputation word came up as a last ditch infection doesnt heal. The one thing that the nurse told me that scared me the most was she said that with amputations, no matter how small, increases an earlier mortality rate.

    Now I don't know if it's true, but I hope to not find out.

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    Thanks all, good perspectives. I appreciate it.
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