As a Hip Amputee I can’t run but I can Hide!

Am I the only amputee that finds myself afraid of things I can’t run from? No, I am not talking about things like bears, cheetahs, and wolves because no one can outrun them and I don’t really feel that I am on a different playing field where they are concerned. I’m talking the REALLY dangerous…

Consequences of Having One Foot in the Grave

When my leg was removed as a child my parents decided to purchase a grave plot and have it buried.  Their reasons were modest enough and I am honored that they took my amputation so seriously.  Still, I remember the awkward moment as a child standing before my grave plaque and trying to make the…

You know you are an amputee when…Part III

You know you are an amputee when…Part III …You wanted to participate in Karate as a kid but were sent to the Partial Arts center instead …You randomly scratch your head and say “I think I’m missing something” …Your friends tell you to “hop in the car” you quite literally hop in …Anytime you go…

A Box of Left Shoes?

Last year we had a fire in the apartment next to us.  The fire didn’t come through the wall but we did lose a lot of things to smoke damage.  When the fire restoration girls came through they were going to pack up all of our belongings and take them for treatment.  After they were…

Skeleton Leg in the Closet

Back when I first starting dating my husband I was a single girl with my own apartment.  I had just started using a prosthesis again and it was one that I had to plug the electronic knee in to charge it up each night before using.  It was still the metal and no cover so…

You know you are an amputee when…Part II

You know you are an amputee when…Part II by Ashly P. Ash …You are not all right and you are more than half left …The signature party costume you wear is the Leg Lamp from Christmas Story …You feel you already have a leg up on new projects …There has been some sort of pranking…

Disabling the Disabled?

I used to travel a bit with the Amputee Coalition of America to various conferences nationwide.  The amputee kids of all ages and disabilities would get together on these trips and bunk out in hotel rooms assigned and organized by the ACA committee.  Activities would be planned for the entire three or four day event…

You know you are an amputee when…

Being an amputee I feel that humor is such an important part of life!  None of these things are to “make fun” of or insult other amputee/handicap people but rather are things that at one point or another I have come across in my own experience and thoughts.  Enjoy a smile today! You know you…

Explosive Alert!

One of the things I hope to do on this site is smile about some of the things that have happened to me and are unique to my situation as an amputee. My husband and I were in the Philadelphia airport en-route to Seattle.  Now anyone familiar with prosthetics would be well aware that airport…