tunabuna at attbi.com
Sun May 25 20:58:43 PDT 2003
I've been a symes for about five years. I had my procedure done all in one
operation. I'm not sure why your doctor wants to do it in two stages. that
would mean you'd have to be put under twice. did he explain why?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Lynn" <mikelynn at firstbridge.net>
To: "Amputee Information Network" <amp-l at u.washington.edu>
Sent: Saturday, May 24, 2003 8:20 AM
Subject: New member
> I am a new member and hope I am doing this properly. I am 55 years old
> have recently (March 7th) had a right BK amputation and will soon have a
> Symes amputation of the left foot. These are the result of severe
> I am questioning the proceedure my surgen wants to follow; he wants to do
> this as a two stage operation with a 2 week delay in final closure of the
> wound and securing of the heal pad. I was wondering if anyone is familiar
> with Symes as does this seem like a typical scenario.
> I would really appreciate hearing from others.
> Mike Lynn
> Glen, New Hampshire
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