The leg is gone but the brain does not realize this. Cindy's missing leg hurts, itches and feels like it is still there.
It's remarkable that something that is not there is acting like it still is.
Here are the medical stats: 70% of amputees experience phantom pains in year 1. In year 2, 40% still do.
We are hoping Cindy will be among the 60% who do not.