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Re: [IPk] my dad

Hi Di, 
 Just wanted to say how good it is that your Dad has coped so well with losing
his leg and fingers crossed that the ulcer heals and he doesn't require a second
With my best wishes,
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-----Original Message-----
From: Diana Maynard <email @ redacted>
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Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2011 09:14:27 
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Subject: [IPk] my dad

Hi folks
For those of you who were following the saga of my Type I dad who 
finally lost his leg (below the knee) a few months ago, following an 
infected toe which didn't heal. He's doing incredibly well, very 
positive and getting used to life with one leg and gradually learning to 
wear a prosthetic leg.
However, he has now got an ulcer in his other foot and they have 
basically said if it doesn't heal then he'll lose the other leg too, 
I've no idea what double amputation (hopefully below the knee again) 
would entail but at 71 it's not going to be easy. I can't imagine him 
trying to learn to walk with 2 prosthetic legs at his age, although who 
knows? Of course, they are doing all they can to save it and trying a 
bypass I believe this week.
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