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Amputee Life Blog — Coping with Limb Loss

Why Celebrating Ampuversaries is Important

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Celebrating or simply remembering specific dates and milestones hold significant power. It allows us to look back and see how far we have come. Celebrating your amputation anniversary (which we will refer to in this article as “ampuversary”) is no different. Doing so can help improve your mental health and prepare you to be at your best for future challenges and lessons.

Ampuversaries serve as a way to celebrate, reflect, and exercise gratitude.

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Dealing With Sex and Intimacy After an Amputation 

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

As humans, it’s natural for us to crave intimacy, and sex plays a huge role in cultivating it. However, sex can also present additional challenges and fears, especially after an amputation. In this article, we explore why sex and intimacy can be challenging post-amputation and how to overcome it. We’ll also talk about other forms of intimacy that can help break barriers between you and your partner.

Dealing with sex and intimacy after an amputation.

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How to Improve Your Emotional Well-Being 

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Having a strong or positive mental health means possessing positive attributes as well as the ability to cope with change. But how does one cope after experiencing limb loss? Here are some tips to strengthen your mental health and well-being while living the amputee life.

How to improve your emotional well-being after experiencing limb loss.

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When Amputation Frees You to Become the Person You Want to Be 

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Dubbed a “bionic pop artist,” performance artist, pop star, DJ, and model Viktoria Modesta is challenging preconceived notions of being a person living with a disability.

Performance artist, pop star, DJ, and model Viktoria Modesta posing while using a fashion forward spike shaped prosthesis.

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What You Need to Know About Stress

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Stress is a word that gets thrown around a lot these days. But what is stress? How does it affect your health? Is stress really that bad? In this article, we discuss everything that you need to know about stress, and how to deal with it.

Stress management is essential to maintain good health.

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