For instance, say I am in an accident and I lose a leg (for argument’s sake make it an above the knee amputation). If you have had one below the knee, by all means share your story, and include recovery times as well.
Now for something like losing a leg, I would imagine that would require a long hospital stay at the minimum, PLUS, I would think they’d want me to re-learn how to balance myself and learn to walk with crutches (if even possible) while coming to accept my new life in a wheel chair (or crutches, or both). There is a LOT to re-learn, and I get that. But what kind of recovery time am I actually looking at for something like this?
Bonus points for anyone who has had this happen to them (very sorry for your loss, of course, but would love to have your information/experience.)
If you have lost another body part, share that. I am trying to get a handle on a story my doctor told me (don’t want to reveal just yet, because I don’t want to spoil anyone else’s story). But what I was told kind of shocked me in terms of my expected recovery times, so I’ve delayed things a bit.
So, share with me your personal losses if you would, and what you had to do to get back on track.