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Coming to terms with the psychological impact of an amputation is often as important as coping with the physical demands. 

You may be:

  • Coping with the loss of sensation from the amputated limb
  • Coping with the loss of function from the amputated limb
  • Coping with your own, and other people’s, perception of having a disability

This can lead to all kinds of negative feelings such as worry, fear, guilt or sadness.

<illustration of someone looking sad/worried>

It is important for you to know that this is very normal. So are any other feelings you may experience, there is no rule as to how you should feel

<Illustration of diverse group group looking happy – maybe with an arm around the same person depicted looking sad/worried at centre>

It’s a great idea to ask your prosthetist or other medical professionals questions. The more you know, the better you understand and the more confident you will feel.

<illustration of amputee and dr. in Mob.centre (maybe by an info board?) looking happy and chatting, possibly even handing over an information pamphlet>

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