|My name is
Caroline, I live in the UK. In 2006
at the age of 55 after a
prolonged chronic illness I had my left leg amputated above the knee. I now have
a nice artificial leg and my life has started once more.
This website is not meant to be too technical, but rather a way of sharing experiences that may help
you, as you contemplate or experience this life changing event. I will try to use
ordinary English and illustrate the site where ever possible to make it more enjoyable.
It is important to understand that I can only share how things happened for me in
Derbyshire. The hospitals in each county have their own way of working. The
important thing is to be able to go into the process informed so that you can
encourage the direction that you want to take.
One thing I know is that you can see the amputation in one of two ways. As the end of your life or a start
to a new life. Keep a smile on your face, hope in your heart, determination to
succeed and let the people at the clinic help you to rebuild your life.