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Hop Along with Me

Alrighty - so let me share my plan with you! I'm going to do a couple different posts to cover the last 10 months. I want to do this because it was my first year as an amputee. There have been ups and downs, which is not entirely unexpected. They were for various reasons but… Continue reading Hop Along with Me

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Getting closer

It feels so close, yet so far away. I can almost taste hat it feels like to run! But I am getting ahead of myself. There is always an order, logical yet annoying. Balance, stand, walk, jog, run. With 101 exercises in between to ensure that I don't injure myself. A girl can still dream… Continue reading Getting closer

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Taken by surprise

Friday was my first day out of the house in 2 weeks. I drove downtown for a doctor's appointment to have the last of my staples removed. Thankfully the prosthetist was able to meet me at this appointment to fit me with shrinkers and complete an exam required for ordering my first gel liner. I… Continue reading Taken by surprise

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Little Things

Per the usual I have been taking note of all the little everyday things that give me a moment of joy. This is happening more so now that I am less mobile (at least for the near future). I am really taking the time to be present and smell the roses. While doing so I… Continue reading Little Things

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One Foot Good – Two Feet Bad

Today I have officially lived as a single-footed monster for 14 days. Eleven of which have been spent at home. It feels absolutely amazing to be home! Nothing is better than being surrounded by people who truly care about you and sleeping in your own bed. Since coming home, I have learned that I struggle… Continue reading One Foot Good – Two Feet Bad

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Amputee Day 3

So it is officially my third day after surgery. I just wanted to share how things were going. One thing that I find most interesting is that I'm so incredibly hopeful I don't feel defeated anymore. Another exciting and interesting thing is that my nerve pain prior to surgery was sitting at about a 6/7… Continue reading Amputee Day 3

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I am officially an Amputee

So it happened. It's official. I had below knee amputation surgery on my left leg yesterday (Wednesday February 26th, 2020). I am now 24 hours out from surgery and doing pretty darn good. I'm actually doing better than expected. So sit back and hang tight while I lay out what all happened this week. If… Continue reading I am officially an Amputee

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Operation Meet Stumpy

So I'm officially in the 10-day countdown.  10 days until I have my left leg amputated below the knee. 10 days until I am able to start moving forward with my life.  I have been at such a standstill for so long that it was hard to maintain hope and the will to not be… Continue reading Operation Meet Stumpy