If this post isn't allowed or is disrespectful, please let me know.
外围体育投注I'm writing a novel with four points of view. One is first person through the eyes of a man in his mid twenties, who was born missing his right arm from the elbow down.
The way I've currently written the story, I don't mention his arm often. Mostly only to remind the reader of his appearance. So, as often as I might mention his hair being short or his eyes being brown. Especially when I'm writing from his point of view. Since he was born this way, his arm is a normal part of him. Basically, I haven't written him as being defined by his arm. He's a charismatic, athletic, boy-next-door type, and I've written him similar to any other man with those traits.
外围体育投注If it's okay, I would like to ask you all a few questions to make sure I'm doing his character justice. I know being born missing a limp is a different experience than having a limp amputated, but I still feel your input would be invaluable.
Most importantly, do you feel it's disrespectful for a woman with no personal experience of missing a limb, to write from the POV of a man born without part of his arm? If so, I am so sorry for being insensitive. I will rewrite him asap. He came to my mind when I was a kid, and this is just how I've always pictured him. I can definitely rewrite him though. If I'm out of line, please ignore the following questions, and again I apologize if I've offended anyone.
Do you feel the way I've written him is an accurate way to depict him? Is there anything you would recommend I do differently?
This sort of ties into the questions in #2, but how would you want to be represented? When you've seen a character in a book/show/movie/etc. who was missing a limb, was there anything you wished the creators would have done differently?
Is there any terminology I should know? I refer to his arm mostly as either just "his arm" or "his half arm" at the moment.
Is there anything I should know about prosthetics? Do you prefer to use them or not use them? Do you need different prosthestics for different uses like writing vs driving?
外围体育投注Is there any other feedback you have for me?
外围体育投注Please don't hold back on your thoughts (good or bad). If you think I'm crossing a line, please tell me so I can avoid being ignorant in the future, and please know I am so sorry if I'm being a total baboon.
Thank you all for your time,
外围体育投注Right below knee amp here. I got my leg about a month and a half ago, but I've noticed recently that the bottom of my stump feels bruised on the bone. Is this normal-ish or something that i should be worried about? And would my leg guy be able to help or should I see a Dr.?
UPDATE - still checking in & answering questions over the weekend, please keep them coming!
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外围体育投注Below is a brief summary of my background, if you haven#t got time for that, here is a TLDR video TLDR:
I was born in a cowshed at 2,700m in Nepal, I grew up having to walk barefoot each day to go to school and to get drinking water. I was forced to marry as a child and spent my teenage years surrounded by brutal a civil war.
外围体育投注When I was 19, I joined the British Army with the Gurkhas. I served with them for 15 years until I stepped on an IED whilst on patrol and lost both my legs. My life changed in an instant. I joined the Gurkhas prepared to die for the cause, but never considered the possibility that I would suffer the kind of injuries that I did.
外围体育投注Since my injury I have battled to regain my confidence, this was a huge challenge both mentally and physically. A big part of this was many different adventure sports, I was the first disabled person to ski in my native Nepal, and one of the first to kayak around the Isle of Wight. My main passion now is climbing mountains.
外围体育投注So far, I have summited:
⦁ Mont Blanc (4,810m)
⦁ Kilimanjaro (5,895m)
⦁ Chulu Far East (6,059m)
⦁ Mera Peak (6,476m) (became 1st ever DAK to summit a 6,000m+ peak)
外围体育投注My father cut from the tip to the first joint of his thumb about two months ago. He used to play guitar almost daily, and he was in the middle of recording his original work. I can see his face drop when people ask if he’s going to be able to play again. I’ve encouraged him that once the thumb is fully healed and nerves are settled, it might be a neat change for bass guitar (which he also plays and records). He seems hopeful, but I can tell that he in fact IS really worried that he’ll never play the guitar like he used to.
外围体育投注I made this post to ask—1. does anyone here have any advice for how I can boost his spirits on the topic, and 2. has anyone here ever heard of specially made guitar picks for this sort of amputation?
Really appreciate anyone’s input. Also wouldn’t mind hearing any stories about hurdles you’ve personally made it over, and I’ll share with him!