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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