One Step at a Time
AASRA member Doug Campbell used his own personal experiences and learned knowledge to author a wonderful resource booklet aimed at helping other amputees prepare for and deal with their new reality.
(excerpt from the book "One Step at a Time...an Amputee's Journey")
"You have just become or are about to become an amputee.
Life will no doubt change for you and your loved ones. You may very well experience anxiety, depression and perhaps a large range of other emotions. This is quite common and all part of the experience. It is, however, very important to know that you are not alone in this process. There are many contacts and resources at your disposal as well as support groups, peer visitors
and other services that have trained, professional people to help you with your recovery throughout the entire journey. Support groups and peer visitors and the contacts associated with each can be given to you by your doctor or health care provider.
It is recommended that family and loved ones stay in touch as much as possible with all aspects of this experience as it will no doubt affect them as well.
This booklet will provide answers to commonly asked questions, provide information, links to resources and contacts to start you on your way to understanding the next process of being an amputee."
PLEASE NOTE: this is a 13MB PDF file and all pages may take a bit of time to download, particularly if viewing it on a mobile device.
You must also have a PDF Reader app downloaded on your device.