[AMP-L] Book Writing
rdstevens at enter.net
Sat Jun 14 08:36:45 PDT 2008
You say "I really don't know if I could have gone through it. If I had the knowledge all at once that everything from tying my shoes to getting on an airplane were to be forever complicated, I don't know if I could have dealt with it. ...."
Point well taken. But this is true of life in general, isn't it? As I was going thru my "medical adventures" 8 years ago, surely I was digesting it, one bite at a time. So, for amputees and their families, maybe a so-called tell-all book isn't the answer.
The other audience my surgeon had in mind was the medical profession, letting the doctors know what it's like to be on the receiving end of things. Of course, they are so busy, chances are they don't have the time to wade thru a book-length ramblings of a patient. It would have to be incredibly creative and engaging writing to hold their interest.
For us amputees, probably the "real-time' contacts that we have thru face-to-face contacts, and local support groups, as well as on-line forums like this one, may be the best way to answer the questions of amputees and soon-to-be-amputees and their care-givers.
Dick Stevens, DBKA in PA
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