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Amputee Life — Coping with Limb Loss

Medical Marijuana: A Viable Alternative for Relieving Phantom Pain

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Chronic phantom limb pain can be a debilitating condition. For those who suffer from PLP, it affects every area of life, causing even the simplest of tasks to be a struggle. Although some people report that their phantom pain gets resolved without treatment, others can find themselves depressed because of the continuous battle with phantom pain.

Medical marijuana as a viable alternative treatment for phantom limb pain.

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Dating After Limb Loss: What to Expect

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Dating can be challenging, especially with the abundance of online dating apps. It often feels like you only have a few seconds to catch someone's attention, with the hope that it will be a special match. So, is the current dating landscape favorable for amputees?

What to expect when dating after limb loss.

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Modifying Vehicles After an Amputation

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After an amputation, most people are concerned about how their freedom of mobility will be affected. The good news is that most amputees can easily pick up driving again with some modifications.

  How to modify vehicles after an amputation.

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This Quadruple Amputee Influencer Credits Her Confidence to a Loving, Happy Home

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In a time when what happens online can easily influence the offline world, social influencer Hannah Olateju from London takes a refreshing approach. She gracefully handles cruel comments, trolling, and even stalking. Olateju credits this to her experience of growing up in a loving home.

Hannah Olateju credits her confidence to growing up in a loving, happy home.

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When People Are Uncomfortable with Your Prosthetic Leg

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Most people are used to offering their opinions without understanding what the situation is like for others. So, when we received a question from a reader about what to do when his wife told him not to take his leg off in public, the initial reaction was exasperation. How could this insensitive comment come from someone close to him?  

Tips on how to approach family or friends when they are uncomfortable with your prosthetic leg.

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