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RE: [IPk] my dad



Hi Di

Sorry to hear that your dad has got another problem after doing so well
after the first amputation.  I hope that they can manage to save his other
leg

Kind regards
Jackie J

-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted [mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf
Of Diana Maynard
Sent: 14 July 2011 09:14
To: email @ redacted
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.
Di
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