Hackneyed stereotyped conventional ignorance about amputation
rsasby at msn.com
Thu Feb 3 09:01:26 PST 2000
isn't debate healthy? isn't this amp related?
I see there have been a few personal attacks, but I think the subject is
worthy of debate.
I agree Anita. I'll go one further, I don't think expressing one's
viewpoint need to always turn into a debate. I think being able to express
your idea of something and be open to look at another's is called maturity.
whether you agree with the viewpoint or not is a whole other matter.
> I did not have a choice. in the matter of a split second some idiot came
> along and hit me with his car. oops sorry? what? where was my choice? I
> was on the road here, and my legs were over there. I saw it, I was
> I knew then, immediately, that my life had changed..
> how did I feel? hmm I signed the consent for surgery. spent a week in icu,
> with much demerol. oh yeah, they did reattache my bk,, and a day later
> removed it... I again, signed the consent.. grieve? hmmm somewhere in the
I agree Anita. There was no choice in the amputation, only in choosing life
or death. This was my point yesterday. Someone with cancer or gangrene can
still CHOOSE to not have the leg amputated, but in that same choice they
succumb to choosing death. It all IS still a choice however. your
amputation wasn't. mine was, and it wasn't even as dramatic as choosing
between amputation and life, but more function and lack of pain to enjoy the
;life I still had left. That was the comparison I was making with the
person choosing to have the limb removed by the surgeon that upset so many.
This man;s apparent level of suffering could have been compared equally to
mine and all the others who made similar choices. Bottom line.
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