Biology

What It's Like to Have a Limb Amputated

The very idea of having a limb amputated can be a terrifying one. Even a finger or two being cut off can seem incredibly scary, and what it's like to lose a limb is something that most people don't think about. However, the process of amputation is fascinating, and some people may still spend time musing upon what having a limb amputated feels like. Well, wonder no more.

What amputation feels like can only be called horrible. There's pain; there's blood; there may be phantom limb syndrome, the profound sense of loss that comes along with having a limb removed. That being said, there's still hope for full and functional lives for those who have amputations done. Some celebrities have even dealt with amputation and come out on top!

Much of what you're about to read is graphic, so be warned that this is not for the faint of heart. But if you're still curious what it's like to be amputated, read on. Just whatever you do, don't try this at home.

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