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Mermaid Transformation

When I was a little girl, I had many daydreams about all the things I wished I could be. At the top of the list was princess, superstar, and mermaid. As I aged, I put those childish fantasies aside. However, recently my daughters best friend came over to swim and brought with her a mermaid… Continue reading Mermaid Transformation

Children · My Blog · Parenting

Have you talked to your children?

Have you talked to your children yet? Have you told them about what's going on in the news? Have they heard the name George Floyd? No? Why not? If your gut instinct is to respond with any of these: They're too young.I don't want to worry them.They’re anxious enough.I don't want to stress them out.They… Continue reading Have you talked to your children?

Amputation · Anxiety · Health · My Blog

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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Creative Kidface

Even though last week was technically Spring Break to keep our routine and sanity I hosted a relaxed learning week. More time was spent reading Tom Sawyer on the couch and discussing life. We watched The Hate You Give and discussed many of the injustices blacks are faced with today. The compassion and understanding our… Continue reading Creative Kidface

Amputation · Anxiety · Children · Health · My Blog · Self-Care

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

Anxiety · Children · Family · Health · Mental Health · My Blog · Parenting · Self-Care

Social Distancing & Home Schooling

This whole practice of social distancing has brought a couple of things to my attention. Things specifically related to my lifestyle. As many of you know I had a below-knee amputation three weeks ago. With this, I am still on leave from work. Generally, I work remotely from a home office. This means that at… Continue reading Social Distancing & Home Schooling

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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

Amputation · Anxiety · Health · Mental Health · My Blog · Self-Care

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

Amputation · My Blog · Self-Care

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

Amputation · Anxiety · Family · Health · My Blog · Self-Care · Transverse Myelitis

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