Dealing With Losing A Limb

Accidents happen but losing a limb is unacceptable. Losing a limb is painful. It can really affect you emotionally and mentally but you need to go on with your life. Indeed, it is easy to say this but you have no choice. You should continue living. You can start by:


Going to therapies

Accepting your condition will take time but you do not need to be alone in this journey. You can seek for help if you feel you are in a quicksand slowly sinking. There are many therapists available to help you. Therapies include rehabilitation of your motor skills and restoring your state of mind. It is not easy but it is worth the effort.

Talk to family and friends

When you are dealing with a limb loss, you tend to isolate yourself. This is not a good thing to do because you are only punishing yourself. The first step is to talk to family and friends. You can talk to them as if nothing happened or you can talk to them about your anger. It is your call. The important thing here is you let it all out.

Always think positive

It is hard to think positive but do it anyway. You will be happy to know that here in Singapore, TTSH (Tan Tock Seng Hospital) established a workshop that designs and assembles prosthetics according to your needs. This is the first of its kind here in Singapore.

Losing a limb is not easy and you will carry that burden until you die. If you accepted your disability, you will be happier and freer. Hope is not lost because there is such thing as customised prosthetics here in Singapore.

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