Losing a limb will impact every aspect of a persons' life.
This book describes the emotional process that a person experiences in adjusting to limb loss.
It's based on the author's own story and professional experience yet includes input for many others living with an amputation.
A person's attitude and behavior will either promote or impede progress. An amputation can feel like a disaster or a nuisance. Most days it feels somewhere in between.
Dee Malchow, MN, RN, is an amputation nurse specialist. She experienced a right below knee amputation at age 19 from a boating accident.
She received her Bachelor of Science and Masters Degree in Nursing from the University of Washington.
Over the past 50 years Dee has interacted with over 3000 amputees through her job at a Trauma Center, sports (skiing & soccer), mission work (Sierra Leone, W. Africa), and prosthetic research.
Dee is married to Jim Malchow, and lives in Shoreline, Washington. They have two grown married children who have provided them with eight delightful grandchildren.