Sunday, December 12, 2004

About & Contact

This site is devoted to compiling information on those who have suffered a limb loss as a result of their service in Iraq and Afghanistan. Please feel free to spread word of this blog.

If you would like to suggest an article or ask questions, please contact me at amputeeblog[at]yahoo[dot]com. Thank you.


At 3:32 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

Thanks a lot for this blog. I respect what you're doing. Most of us never think about the sacrificies and hardships faced by amputees. I appreciate you for bringing this to the world's attention.

At 12:25 PM, Blogger Metacarpal Motions® said...

Thank you for this opportunity. I will be posting on a regular basis, getting opinions from amputees about various issues. My business is based on amputees living a full life!

At 2:51 PM, Blogger jeff said...

Does anyone know how many amputees have returned from operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom? And do you know where I can find official DOD numbers on amputees?


At 7:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am interested in helping amputees with small children this Christmas. The holiday season can be stressful for us all and I would like to try and minimize that for our brave veterans. Does anyone know of rehabilitation centers that cater especially to OIF veterans?

At 2:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a psychotherapist and retired soldier who daily treats soldiers and vets with Post Traumatic Stress disorder, I have recently learned of significant research in the treatment of phantom limb pain. A recently released report on research using Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) in the treatment of phantom limb pain (Schneider, Hofmann, Rost, and Shapiro, in press) is providing significant results. The reported results noted a significant decrease or elimination of phantom pain, reduction in depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder symptoms to sub-clinical levels, as well as a significant reduction or elimination of medications related to phantom pain in long-term follow-up. The results of the research are currently in press for publication in Pain Medicine. I was fortunate to obtain a pre-publication copy of the research.

It is estimated that as many as 80% of persons undergoing amputations experience phantom limb sensations. The treatment in this research used EMDR, an integrative psychological treatment developed for persons who have experienced psychological trauma and has received the highest level of recommendation in numerous practice guidelines including the American Psychiatric Association and the Department of Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense.

This finding suggests that a relatively brief course of treatment using EMDR can result in the permanent cessation of phantom limb pain. It provides major implications for the personal recovery and empowerment of persons debilitated by the condition.

This research finding is good news in treatment of phantom limb pain.

E. C. Hurley
Executive Director, Center for PTSD and Combat Trauma
Clarksville, TN/Ft Campbell, KY

At 12:42 AM, Blogger Raymond C. Root said...

Ready to get up and go to work; haiting to quit and go hom. serving man and God and laughing all the way to your bank

At 9:39 AM, Blogger Nettie said...

Cindy? I'm not sure if I have the right person, but I'm looking for Cindy, mother to Shane Parsons. I introduced myself to Shane last night (2/21/07) at the Mall of America. Could you please let me know if I have the right person?

Thank you,

At 5:04 PM, Blogger Kristine Diekman said...

Thank you for the information on this blog. I am an artist working on a project to bring the stories of injured soldiers to the public in respectful and creative ways. If someone is interested in sharing his or her stories as an amputee, please contact me or post a story.

At 6:48 PM, Blogger musclegirl said...

thnk you so much for this info. thank you soldiers for your gift of freedom. i do have a small favor to ask, i'm in the process of planning a cross country walk (to say thank you and to raise money for our amputees) i need all the information anyone can give me... is there a charity i should contact? what military org. should i reach? anything you can tell me will really help. thanks again.

At 6:32 AM, Blogger Racing fo Upgrades said...

Muscle girl - I work for a non profit charity that raises money for amputees we do this by taking part in athletic events, mostly marathons and triathalons. We would love to have you help us by raising money with your walk.
Contact me at

At 6:33 AM, Blogger Racing fo Upgrades said...

I am working for a non profit organization that donates money to amputees from Iraq and Afghanistan. We have raised money and are having a problem finding a receipient to use the funds for prosthetics. We would prefer these funds go to a vet who has a desire to engage in athletic endeavors.

At 1:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an extreme stress response to a traumatic event that threatens your safety or makes you feel helpless. If you have PTSD, you may believe that you’ll never get over what happened or feel normal again. But with treatment and the support of your loved ones, you can overcome your symptoms, reduce the painful memories, and move on with your life.

At 6:51 PM, Blogger Diana said...

Hey Dave, this is Bodie. Diana and I got a new computer. You can e-mail me and hopefully send me some pictures. Diana's e-mail address is
< > . Please e-mail me back.

Love ya brother,

P.S. David it don't cost ya a dime.

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