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Flesh-Eating Bacteria Victim Aimee Copeland Suffers From Phantom Limb Pains

Thu, June 7, 2012 2:06pm EDT by 1 Comment
Aimee Copeland

Aimee Copeland’s suffering just won’t end. Aimee’s father’s blog reveals more pain ahead for his brave young daughter.

Aimee Copeland‘s story has been everywhere. The optimistic young woman underwent the trauma of a lifetime when she contracted a flesh-eating bacterial disease that resulted in the amputation of 4 limbs. Now, she’s suffering from phantom limb pains. After a tragic zip-lining accident left Aimee Copeland with a rare flesh-eating bacterial disease, necrotizing fasciitis, surgeons were forced to amputate her left leg from the hip down, her right foot, and both hands, in order to save her life. Her father, Andy Copeland, has kept a blog of her progress after the surgery.

Andy posted, on June 5, that Aimee was suffering from extreme phantom limb pains, and even lashing out at hospital staff: “This past week Aimee had struggled mightily,” wrote Andy on his blog. “Although her condition had improved significantly, her pain has been considerable. Phantom pain now plagues her ‘hands.’ Although she has no hands, her brain is apparently still telling her body that the hands are there. I asked her if she could describe the pain and she told me, ‘It feels like I have been carrying bags of rocks.'”

Aimee’s ordeal has garnered the attention of the press and readers nationwide, who are rushing to send Aimee words of encouragement, and statements of support. This spirited young woman is certainly an inspiration, and wishes her the best of luck throughout this painful ordeal.

— Margaret Quigley

More Aimee Copeland news:

  1. Aimee Copeland’s Father Cites ‘Miracle’ Recovery As She Fights Off Flesh-Eating Infection
  2. Flesh-Eating Disease Patient Aimee Copeland In Critical Condition
  3. Georgia College Student Contracts A Rare Flesh Eating Disease