The support group center in Uster (Zurich Oberland, Switzerland) offers an environment for starting and initially supervising support group meetings.
Amputation and dealing with it contains a lot. It is a full bag of stuff. Body, soul, brain, fitness - all play a role. I compiled a list of books to consider.
Empathy and similar feelings can cause the feeling of phantom pain. I realize that I cringe and really suffer in situations that were no issue for me before the amputation. I am not bitter or frustrated at all - I physically suffer. I go through a bad time right then and right there. I suffer from seeing an ad with what looks like a prosthetic hand stating 'fake watches are for fake people'. I suffer when I watch the ridiculous amputation scenes in Peter Berg's Sony Pictures movie 'Hancock'. And it gives me a stab, or a jolt, when someone obsessed with ametolatistic paraphilia tells me my stump is to them just like a female breast to others. No offense meant - that physically hurts. I cringe, and I pain.
But I am not the only one.