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5 Things To Do Before Undergoing Amputation

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5 Things To Do Before Undergoing Amputation

Undergoing an amputation represents a major change in life. There’s a lot that you will need to prep for both before and after. At Level 4, we’re here to help you before and after the amputation happens. Here are some things to make sure you take care of ahead of time:

1)Ask as many questions as possible

You deserve to go into this life-altering situation with as much peace of mind as possible. Don’t hesitate to ask questions of all the healthcare professionals involved—from your physician to your surgeon to those of us here at Level 4. Don’t be afraid to seek out a second opinion, and don’t be afraid to ask what to expect at each interval in the process.

2)Take care of finances

There are many expenses associated with amputation. Make sure you know what your insurance covers and what you will be expected to pay. Take care of as much paperwork as possible so that it doesn’t consume your attention while you’re trying to recover.

3)Gain a second option

Find out what your care will be like at different facilities, and make sure you are comfortable working with the personnel there before you commit to undergo surgery. Find out what your options are—from the surgeon to the prosthesis you will use afterwards.

4)Take care of your emotional health

Amputation represents a major loss in life, and you will grieve. Seek out a counselor who can help you sort through the feelings you will experience afterwards.

5)Take care of your loved ones

Don’t hesitate to reach out to those who are closest to you during this ordeal. They will want to know how you are doing, what you are going through and if there is anything they can do to help.

At Level 4, we understand how difficult it is to face the prospect of amputation. That is why our caring staff is here for you. Don’t hesitate to reach out and contact us with any questions or concerns.