Bride's father getting leg amputated right before wedding..

posted 3 years ago in Family
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’m so sorry you’re dealing with this!

The only advice I can give is that you must stay positive! Try not to think about the “what if”s, because you’ll only stress yourself out. Although, I realize this is easier said than done.

My mother had a back surgery about three months before my destination wedding. It was certainly not ideal timing for anyone, but this stuff happens sometimes. I kept myself preoccupied with planning prior to the surgery to keep myself distracted and then assisting her as much as I could when she was recovering. Although she was not fully herself by the time the wedding rolled around (she was incredibly tired/worn out and sore due to the surgery and travel) but we still had a really great time together and got some nice photos.

Like I said, try to stay positive and good luck to your father!

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

slmchenry:  I do hope your father is well enough to attend your wedding. Worse comes to worse, a lot of hospitals and rehab centers will release a patient for short periods of time to attend special events. While your dad may not be well enough to attend the full night, he should be well enough to sit through the ceremony, to take some pictures and maybe even to your first dance (really depends on his condition, comfort and the timing of your wedding events). I know its not ideal, but at least he will be there for the most important parts. You could always consider hiring a nurse privately for the day to help him. I mean I dont know how realistic it is. It really depends on his overall condition. Keep positive. Some people recovery very quickly and some recover very slowly. The most important thing is a safe healthy recovery, no matter the speed (I know, you know that). I wish you and your dad well.

* another just tibbit to consider: wheel chair friendly transportation and/or learning how to transfer your dad from car to wheelchair and viseversa. That is also another condition in which they will consider when releasing a patient for the day. If you have a private nurse, they should be trained, but as your dad is no small fry, it may take 2 people to get him in and out of a chair..

(Most amputees can use crutches after surgery, but it is very tiresome and larger people have more difficulty with them, so he maybe in a wheelchair until he is fit and adjusted to a prostthesis)

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 8 months ago by  SparkleBee11.
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