The pain in my leg has continued to lessen, however, as the pain in my physical limb has dissipated, I am really starting to notice the phantom pains. I don’t know if they are actually increasing or just becoming more noticeable because my other pain is going away, but either way, man are they obnoxious!
It feels like my right leg is always extended straight back at a 90° angle from my knee, my foot is extremely arched in the middle and my big toe is pulled way over the top of my second toe. I also have moments when I feel like my foot and my shin were stung by a bee, but obviously there is nothing I can do about it. As I said… Obnoxious! I have some pills that I take that are supposed to help with phantom pains, but I have yet to notice any assistance from them. I think I am going to call Dr. Rapp tomorrow and see if they have anything else the might help, because it would be nice to get this under control if at all possible! They say these can last for a few months until your brain gets used to the fact that your leg is no longer there, so it might be that you just have to suck it up and wait until your brain catches up with reality. I always knew my brain could be a little slow at times, but I didn’t realize it was this bad!
I saw an incredible video on facebook today that I wanted to share on here. It is a video of a speaker that discusses overcoming adversity in life. His name is Nick Vujicic, and he was born without any limbs. It is definitely worth checking out.