What's in a name?
bethanysmiles at hotmail.com
Tue Aug 24 13:10:33 PDT 1999
i would have to say that i agree with what Georgie had to say....i do
believe it is all a matter of personal decision. whatever word is used, it
all means the same thing.
besides the fact that i just don't like that word "stump" (for some odd
reason..) i honestly have avoided using that term in some converstaions
with others, mainly b/c i worry that it makes them uncomfortable.
that shouldn't be a worry of mine! b/c as i have found when i accept the
way i look and feel comfortable and open with others about my leg.....others
in return feel comfortable too. so, i am thinking that if i as an amputee
feel comfortable with one term---then others will accept that----including
my doctor, cp other amps.
>From: NNASG at aol.com
>Date: Tue, 24 Aug 1999 14:24:55 EDT
>For what it's worth. I agree that what ever we call it, is up to each of us
>as a personal decision. But I would like to encourage the use of residual
>limb when talking to new amputees and professional people.
>Crude or highly discriptive words don't always project the image I hope to
>present to new amputees and professional people. Between us, well that's
>insiders talking to insiders and we should be comfortable with each other.
>After all we have heard it call just about anything under the sun -- or at
>least may have thought of it that way from time to time.
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