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    Want to hear from amputees!!
    A week from now will be a little late to find out how dumb it was to have done this!!!
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    Here's on post from "back when" I recall he had both legs amputated. It's a discussion on amputation but a bit more extensive than you are considering.

    I feel for you on the foot wound. I have an area on my foot that has been giving me a lot of misery, mostly trying to sleep, dysreflexia. It came about from rods put in to fix a femur fracture and the foot has rotated on axis and bone is try to break through on foot.

    http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showthr...ion-has-anyone

    Article by Tim Gilmer ( now retired) Editor of New Mobility on his amputation due to infection:
    http://www.newmobility.com/2013/10/disability-squared/
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChesBay View Post
    Here's on post from "back when" I recall he had both legs amputated. It's a discussion on amputation but a bit more extensive than you are considering.

    I feel for you on the foot wound. I have an area on my foot that has been giving me a lot of misery, mostly trying to sleep, dysreflexia. It came about from rods put in to fix a femur fracture and the foot has rotated on axis and bone is try to break through on foot.

    http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showthr...ion-has-anyone

    Article by Tim Gilmer ( now retired) Editor of New Mobility on his amputation due to infection:
    http://www.newmobility.com/2013/10/disability-squared/
    thanks!
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    I went in Thursday, amputation was through the knee/joint, and I was released today, Wed.
    Somehow I managed to have a pretty severe constipation during this,
    when the goal was to load up on proteins, I was fasting and not sleeping.
    I don't know what is the cause, but I feel like I was hit by a train. I feel fuzzy and unbalanced. I think I need a lot of good sleep and some food before I get worried.

    Not having a right leg is a problem! I'll editorialize when I have better energy and more data.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pfcs49 View Post
    I went in Thursday, amputation was through the knee/joint, and I was released today, Wed.
    Somehow I managed to have a pretty severe constipation during this,
    when the goal was to load up on proteins, I was fasting and not sleeping.
    I don't know what is the cause, but I feel like I was hit by a train. I feel fuzzy and unbalanced. I think I need a lot of good sleep and some food before I get worried.

    Not having a right leg is a problem! I'll editorialize when I have better energy and more data.
    oh I had no idea you were going thru so much

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    Wishing you all the best Phil. Glad you are on the “other side of it” and wishing a fast recovery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pfcs49 View Post
    I went in Thursday, amputation was through the knee/joint, and I was released today, Wed.
    Somehow I managed to have a pretty severe constipation during this,
    when the goal was to load up on proteins, I was fasting and not sleeping.
    I don't know what is the cause, but I feel like I was hit by a train. I feel fuzzy and unbalanced. I think I need a lot of good sleep and some food before I get worried.

    Not having a right leg is a problem! I'll editorialize when I have better energy and more data.
    All the best and at least it's done now. I think you must be under a lot of stress and anxiety and those symptoms of fuzzy, unbalanced, lack of energy and constipation would be a natural

    occurance in my experience.

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