Free Fallin’

So last week, while I was having a lull in the middle of what seems like an endless phantom pain battle, I fell. Down. To the ground. OFF A RAMP. Yes folks, I ate pavement. I had just returned home from a kid drop off, […]

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Much Pain, No Gain

It’s been 3 weeks since I’ve written anything and for good reason. Sometimes life throws you a curveball and you just have to take a minute and regroup. My glorious editor, the guy who makes me sound funny and educated, had been helping us when […]

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Last Lasts and First Firsts

Yesterday I drove for the first time since having my amputation. It’s been five weeks since I was behind the wheel of car, and I’ve been itching for some independence! It’s funny how attached we are to the idea of “firsts”, even when it comes […]

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Feelings, Whoa, Whoa, Whoa…Feelings

Here I am sitting in my not so sexy 1979-style hospital bed in my living room trying to process all the things I’ve been through in the past four weeks. It’s a crazy patchwork quilt of feelings, each one more colorful than the last. Here’s […]

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The Phantom Menace

I’ve been home for exactly six days, and for nearly four of them I have been dealing with moderate to severe phantom pain. Phantom pain is a funny thing, it is some of the worst pain you will ever experience (right now running a distant […]

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It’s Gonna be a Bumpy Rigatoni…

So here it is, ladies and gentlemen! It’s been sixteen days since I went in for my above the knee amputation. I couldn’t post last week because I was so high on painkillers and other drugs for phantom pain that I would fall asleep mid-sentence, […]

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Today is the Day…

Hi everyone! Christopher here, Tracey’s editor. As of right now, Tracey has just gone off for her surgery. Her support team (in official “onmylastleg.com support team” t-shirts) are all gathered here in the hospital, waiting for her return. This morning, on the big day of […]

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Beaches and Teenagers and Trolls…Oh My

It’s Thursday morning, there are seven days left until surgery, and I’m sitting in a big beautiful beach house trying to enjoy the remainder of an annual trip with my daughter. We’re here for a dance competition, something we always look forward to. Unfortunately, it’s […]

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Leg Shopping

Here we are again, one day past blog-posting deadline and I am all over the place.  Literally all. over. the. place. There is so much to do, with work, the kids, renovating the bathroom to make it one-legged friendly and trying to pretend I have a social […]

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