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Sex and Intimacy After Amputation Does Your Bucket Have a Hole in It? Physical Therapist Ups the Ante as Educator for the Amputee Community On the Road Again

THE DATING GAME: She Said, He Said

THE DATING GAME: She Said, He Said

She’s a blue-eyed amputee who plays the guitar, likes to write, and works with other amputees as a nurse consultant. He’s a guitar player too, with an appetite for hiking and a thriving carpentry and construction business. He’s never dated ...
Cyborg: Jillian Weise

Cyborg: Jillian Weise

Jillian Weise is an award-winning poet, author, and playwright, a creative writing professor at Clemson University, and a disability rights activist. She is also a cyborg. She is used to this last descriptor raising eyebrows. Weise identifies as a cyborg ...
Making Caregiving and Care Receiving an Equal Partnership

Making Caregiving and Care Receiving an Equal Partnership

Whether becoming a caregiver or care receiver, most people lack the right tools to manage their new role. Without a strategy to cope with the emotional toll of a caregiving partnership, a once cherished relationship can disintegrate. Janet is a ...
THE YEAR AHEAD FOR AMPUTEES: Eight Expectations for 2021

THE YEAR AHEAD FOR AMPUTEES: Eight Expectations for 2021

While it’s risky to speculate about the future and how it might affect people’s lives, past experience and current trends can help us make educated guesses about what amputees might expect in 2021 and beyond. As longtime writers and editors ...

Restarting Social Life

Restarting Social Life

EVEN AMIDST THE pandemic, people will still need to resume their social life after an amputation—even if it is six feet apart. That first time seeing others after our amputation may bring up a slew of feelings, both positive and ...
Raising Funds With a Little Help From the Crowd: A NEW LEG, A NEW LIFE

Raising Funds With a Little Help From the Crowd: A NEW LEG, A NEW LIFE

"THANK YOU. Thank you. Thank you,” Jazmine Otero said, as she looked into the video camera, her face beaming with joy. She’d been given a gift, and she wanted all of her supporters to know how much she appreciated them ...
Smart Homes: The Ultimate in Adaptive Living

Smart Homes: The Ultimate in Adaptive Living

A home should be a place of respite and ease, a place to unwind from the stresses of the outside world. But for many amputees, traditional homes present the same obstacles that can make the outside world difficult to navigate. Smart homes, which ...
Adapting Your Home One Modification at a Time

Adapting Your Home One Modification at a Time

THE OLD SAYING “THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME” FEELS TRUE WHEN IT SUITS YOUR NEEDS. But limb loss changes how you look at your residence and everything contained inside those walls. Stairs and doorways become adversaries, and an ordinary task ...

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