There are some people with different health problems who don’t have a good personal esteem probably because of their predicament. But this beautiful young girl is prou d of herself, no doubt there’s nothing compared to who you are. She’s inspired a lot of people with health challenges.
Read her lovely story below:
When I became an amputee I was given lots of pamphlets about what to do. I heard of the phantom pain, and I had to relearn how to walk.
I even had a basic idea of what the prosthetics were at the time.
But there were also things I had never been taught (or never listened to at the time, I WAS a teenager). Here are some of the things I wish I had learned from the beginning:
For one thing, you need confidence in yourself and your prosthetics to be able to walk, run, climb, dance, etc. But the most important thing that trust does is to throw away the concerns and doubts about the opinions of others.
You may still be limping, but you’re embracing it, so it’s not like a big deal to you. This isn’t something that’s going to happen overnight, but over time, I’ve found that most people are just curious.
As one thing, prothetics look pretty cool (even better with a UNYQ prothetic cover!) and many people have never seen them in the wild before. Try to keep that in mind if someone appears.
Outside there are plenty of weirdos. Devotees fetishize amputations and a group of them seems to be prowling amputees on social media.
NO ONE seems to tell new amputees about or how to deal with those people. To me, the “ignore and/or block” approach has been very effective as well as locking down social media so that only people I know directly are linked as friends.
The road to recovery is long and hard according to her, but certainly not impossible. My path was possible because I believe in myself, surround myself with people who are positive and learned a few tricks along the way.