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At times I have thought that the fitting process for a prosthesis is similar to that of a boxing match. There are three rounds with the socket, at least in my experience thus far. The first two rounds beat up your limb, try your patience and test your will. The final round is excitement, anticipation… Continue reading Round One
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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