Debe Pendice
By Debe Pendice Latest Reply 2011-08-12 16:13:27 -0500
Started 2008-10-29 09:18:21 -0500

How many friends on this site are amputees???

6 replies

morris.js 2008-11-02 17:01:40 -0600 Report

Debe, Out of all the friends I have here, only one other besides yourself have ever mentioned it.
However I know of 3 personal friends and family outside of this community that have had amputations due to Diabetes complications.
I also posted a long time ago and article about all the Diabetes related amputations overseas.

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2008-10-29 09:19:12 -0500 Report

I myself am a left below knee amputee.I had my amputation April 7, 1997.

joanieapple 2009-08-08 18:14:09 -0500 Report

Hello, what exactly is the reason for amputation with Diabetes?…is it infection that starts from outside the body and doesn't heal, or can it be and infection from within from injury or bruising?…
I have a son with BK amputation, but not from diabetes,
thank you any info you may have, and so sorry that you have endured this.
thank you
for all the wonderful information

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2009-08-08 18:18:50 -0500 Report

Mine was dued to poor care bymy poditrist. I had a paper cut that was taken care of daily in his office where it should have been something they treated in the OR. A office visit is ok but if the room isn't scrubbed down between pt with work being done them infection can be all around. I know after that I fought for 2 years on antibiotics before I had my below knee amputation…Debe

roxanne D
roxanne D 2011-08-12 16:13:27 -0500 Report

Hey my name is Roxanne, I am a BKA. I am also Diabetic. foot went numb aImnd almost 3 weeks later it was discovered that I had no circulation to my leg.Due to a blocked aorta.So I must say I am very grateful to be alive

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