Regaining quality of life after an amputation
When Pierre Drouin decided to amputate his left foot at the age of 64, he took the first step towards complete recovery and a better life.
I was born with a neurological problem, called neuropathy, in my left foot that caused repeated and uncontrollable infections. In November 2020, I met with a physiatrist at the Institut de réadaptation Gingras-Lindsay. She clearly explained the amputation process and the challenges that would come after. Two amputees also helped me a lot in making my decision to go ahead with amputation.
After my foot was amputated, I spent almost seven weeks at the Institute, including Christmas and New Year’s, in the company of a very giving staff. While I was there, adapting to a prosthesis was a full-time job.