LOSS OF A LIMB IS MORE THAN A PHYSICAL LOSS. While the change in a person’s body is obvious, it is not the only way amputees are changed by their experience. There are also a range of psychological impacts that come with limb loss. Some amputees might be uncomfortable expressing their emotional and psychological experiences while others might express their internal experiences openly. Whether or not one chooses to share his or her experience, the personal effects of limb loss are deep.
Septuagenarian strives for independence after amputation