Below Knee Prosthesis Patient
On July 6th, 2017, I became an amputee on my right leg, below the knee. The amputation was due to a staph infection in my right foot.
Bilateral Below Knee Patient
In August 2013, I went to UT Medical Center and had both legs amputated below the knee. I was eighty years old and not sure if I could survive this part of my life.
Above Knee Patient
Kiefer ended up setting a record for fastest recovery from a dramatic amputation. She was supposed to remain in the hospital for months, but she left after just 17 days.
Nothing Replaces Talking To A Fellow Amputee
If you would like to speak with an amputee to hear first-hand experience and ask questions regarding daily living or tips on wearing a prosthesis, please contact us. Jennifer Cole is a Certified Peer Visitor through the Amputee Coalition and is the Patient Advocate for Choice O&P.