40 min

Vicky & Ronke: Traumatic Amputation Picking Up The Pieces

Myleene Klass talks to two women who both had a leg amputated after traumatic road collisions. Vicky and Ronke discuss their relationships with their new bodies, how loved ones and stunned strangers make them feel about their prosthetic limbs, and why re-living their accidents through the insurance claim process is so distressing.
DISCLAIMER: In this episode the word ‘accident’ is used a number of times. In Vicky and Ronke’s cases we should be calling them ‘crashes’ or collisions’, as they were preventable incidents. Find out more about why the language we use is so important.
Picking Up The Pieces is brought to you by London’s Air Ambulance Charity. Although all the stories in this series begin with the advanced medical trauma team caring for people on the roadside, Picking Up The Pieces asks what happens when patients and their loved ones return home and have to adjust to lives that have changed beyond recognition.
We would like to thank The Gerald Micklem Charitable Trust and the City of London Corporation’s Charity, City Bridge Trust, for generously funding the production of this podcast series.
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’London’s Air Ambulance - Where are you now?’ 
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londonsairambulance.org.uk
DONATE
londonsairambulance.org.uk/donate

Myleene Klass talks to two women who both had a leg amputated after traumatic road collisions. Vicky and Ronke discuss their relationships with their new bodies, how loved ones and stunned strangers make them feel about their prosthetic limbs, and why re-living their accidents through the insurance claim process is so distressing.
DISCLAIMER: In this episode the word ‘accident’ is used a number of times. In Vicky and Ronke’s cases we should be calling them ‘crashes’ or collisions’, as they were preventable incidents. Find out more about why the language we use is so important.
Picking Up The Pieces is brought to you by London’s Air Ambulance Charity. Although all the stories in this series begin with the advanced medical trauma team caring for people on the roadside, Picking Up The Pieces asks what happens when patients and their loved ones return home and have to adjust to lives that have changed beyond recognition.
We would like to thank The Gerald Micklem Charitable Trust and the City of London Corporation’s Charity, City Bridge Trust, for generously funding the production of this podcast series.
FACEBOOK
’London’s Air Ambulance - Where are you now?’ 
WEBSITE
londonsairambulance.org.uk
DONATE
londonsairambulance.org.uk/donate

40 min