To Chop or not to Chop/ Pain problems
feenix2 at bellsouth.net
Sat Mar 9 09:19:59 PST 2002
I think JimMc's. story is by far the more usual experience of
amputation. We all respond to attitudes we carry around with us, mostly
stereotypes.....this is a problem only if we fail to check them out when
they are called into play. George B .
jim mcculloch wrote:
> Brian and David,
> Everyone soes not have the horror story David
> related,in fact 25 years ago I lost my left leg AK due
> to trauma and a destroyed knee. I walked out of the
> hospital on crutches 4 days after surgery to go home
> for Christmas having had NO drugs for pain,I took
> nothing but OTC medicines and did not even fill the Rx
> the Dr gave me.
> One reason is I have always been wary of drugs since
> a good friend became addicted to morphine and she had
> pure hell getting off it.
> I did however have severe phantom pain that felt
> like my toes were being ripped from the foot that was
> no longer there and no drug or combination would help.
> this was severe until I began using my limb.(a suction
> socket) which seemed to give an even pressure that
> helped,but at night I still had problems and this went
> on for about 3 years til it reached a point it was
> phantom sensation rather than pain. By this I mean I
> still feel my foot and it is as though I am sitting on
> it !!
> Well,that is my story and I am sticking to it.
> --- Cool Harper - David Budd Sr
> <coolharper at williams-net.com> wrote:
> > Brian,
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