AmputeeOT: Close up of my below knee amputation stump 2 weeks old
Hello! This is Christina Stephens, the Amputee OT. I’ve noticed that there are hardly any good videos of transtibial amputations on YouTube that show a person’s residual limb in the early healing stages, in really close-up detail. So, this video will be some video of my new limb, close up! This is a two-ply stump sock. They come in different “ply”. That means different thicknesses. They come in everything from one- to five-ply, I think. Still a little sore to put on, but not too bad. Actually, the– the stump sock feels really nice, ’cause then I don’t get it cutting into my knee in the back. In my other video, some of my friends and commenters said that it sounded like I was saying “baloney amputation”. Like, y’know, “baloney”, the sandwich that you eat. Or, “That’s baloney!” And I said, “No, I’m not saying that! It doesn’t sound like that!” But then I went back and listened to myself; and it actually DOES sound like I’m saying “baloney amputation”; So from now on, I’m just going to have to say [slowly, exaggeratedly] “below knee”. Below…knee. BELOW…..KNEE BEE-low THE KNEE. I think I’ll stick with “transtibial” 😉 All right, guys! More later! Bye-bye!