I wonder if you, like many people, thought that lockdown was the hard part, and that now that we are all free to resume our lives in the community, everything will be easy? Is it as simple as just winding the cogs to get back to our normal lives? Or perhaps we have underestimated the effects the pandemic and lockdown had, and still has, on us all. Whether you were part of the nationwide lockdown during the initial wave of COVID-19 in early 2020, or lived through the series of intense lockdown measures in Victoria, we have all been impacted in different ways by business and border closures, healthcare limitations, stay-at-home orders and restrictions to social gatherings.
The amputee community, like many, has been drastically affected. Some of us may have had an amputation and are working hard to make up for lost months of our rehabilitation and prosthetic journeys, while others may be re-establishing our health plans after avoiding doctors’ clinics for some time. These issues can cause added frustrations and distress. Many of us have also found that even though many social activities have recommenced, our capacity to participate has decreased and we might still be experiencing some ambivalence or isolation.
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