Interview with an Amputee

This is an interview with Miss Naomi Day of Plattsmouth, Nebraska. This last fall, she had some health problems that resulted in the loss of part of her leg. She has started using a prosthesis since spring and is now living independently at her home.

Interview

Question #1: What and where was the amputation?

The right leg...

Question #2: What caused it?

Lack of circulation...

Question #3: Do you have feeling in the place where the limb is gone?

Phantom Pain...

Question #4: Where does it occur?

In the foot...

Question #5: Are there any other sensations besides pain?

More tickling sensation than pain...

Question #6: What do you do about it? How long does it last?

Doesn't last long...

Question #7: Your treatment was a prosthesis. Does that work all right?

It feels natural now...

Question #8: When does it occur?

When the prosthesis is off...