Went and did my ME and got defered because of my hand amputation. I wear a fully functional prostethic and can control it! I cant even start my lessons for my private pilot license without my medical certificate. Due to the FAA being a government office and the government being shut down I havent been able to talk to anyone to move the process forward. The last time I talked to anyone at the FAA the representitive said i would need a SODA before my first flight. I cant even take lessons until i get my medical certificate!!!!! I heard of a doctor named Bruce that is understanding and certifys peoples with prostetics!!! Can anyone help me or give me some advice.