The effects of an amputation

An amputation resulting in the loss of a limb will cause a pretty comprehensive change in an individual’s life. Everything from your identity to finances to relationships are affected.

The following is just a sample list of areas of your life that are impacted by an amputation. The list is not comprehensive; these are the most common changes that I have noticed with myself and other amputees.

  • Identity loss / Identity shift
  • Physical pain / Phantom Pain
  • Inability / Disability / modified ability
  • Changes in our Relationships
  • Financial impact
  • Changes to our career
  • Changes to our ambitions, aspirations