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Re: [IPk] my dad


 I do feel for you and your dad. I wonder why am ulcer appears on the other leg
when there has been nothing that starts it off. The same happened to my Nana.
She had an injury to her toe on one foot which went a lot further and amputation
followed. Her other leg started next. She was type 1 just like most of our
family. it's funny how our brains accept what is happening to us and are
equipped to take it on board. You will find that your dad accepts it better than
his family and friends who think he might not be coping with it. Let us just
hope that he doesn't have to go through it again anyway.

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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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