The Best You’ll Ever Have – In Crutches

In 2005 it was decided that I would be thereafter limited to using crutches for most mobility and function. I was referred by a fellow amputee friend to check out Thomas Fetterman’s crutches, and several prosthetists confirmed they were the best that money could buy. My mom helped measure me for a custom fit ofContinue reading “The Best You’ll Ever Have – In Crutches”

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Awkward Amputee Problems (Part 3, Prosthetics)

This is the final piece, part 3 (Part 1, Part 2), in a series describing Awkward Amputee Problems.  The first two articles are geared more for those on crutches while part 3 is customized for prosthetic-wearing amputees. I hope that you can either a) relate to this article as an amputee and leave your storiesContinue reading “Awkward Amputee Problems (Part 3, Prosthetics)”

Awkward Amputee Problems (Part 2)

This is Part 2 (click here for Part 1) in a series of 3 describing Awkward Amputee Problems.  The first two articles are geared more for those on crutches while Part 3 is customized for prosthetic -wearing amputees. We want to keep the fun going around so I hope that as you read this youContinue reading “Awkward Amputee Problems (Part 2)”

Things Amputees DO NOT Worry About

This will be another Amputee Humor article for my peers.  Some people really do have a hard time with these articles assuming that they are self-deprecating or a reflection of a deeper depression. Honestly, it is neither. It is simply forming a camaraderie with fellow amputees to give a shout out that they are notContinue reading “Things Amputees DO NOT Worry About”

Fostering T: The Aftermath

I looked down at the horse crap on my empty pant leg.  “More crap, just what I need,” I thought.  Being an amputee with an empty pant leg, I had closed my car door while unknowingly shutting my pant leg in the door of the car and then traveled all the way to Quarryville, PAContinue reading “Fostering T: The Aftermath”

I Ain’t Got a Leg to Stand on…

I Ain’t Got a Leg to Stand on… If you have followed my blog for any amount of time you know the struggle with my leg.  Not my real one, my fake one.  I truly do not even understand how something that isn’t even real can constantly send you such unhealthy vibes.  First I haveContinue reading “I Ain’t Got a Leg to Stand on…”

Do You Want To Be GREAT?

Do You Want To Be GREAT?This was written in honor of our small group.  I have enjoyed growing with each of you and learned so much from you in the way of praising God, accountability, self-discipline, and growth.  Blessings to each of you!*If you are approaching this as a devotional I suggest reading Hebrews 11-12:4Continue reading “Do You Want To Be GREAT?”

20 Top Strange (and Actually said!) Things NOT to Say to Amputees

20 Top Strange (and Actually said!) Things NOT to Say to Amputees   We all have moments where we stick a foot in our mouth (pun intended). When you have only one foot the moment can be even more awkward. Here is my top 20 list of things that are said to me, an amputee,Continue reading “20 Top Strange (and Actually said!) Things NOT to Say to Amputees”

Implementing Hope

“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.”  Proverbs 13:12 Hope Deferred The verse above hit me like a ton of bricks. Now, I GET it. So many years I have heard this verse preached as a form of medicine to treat depression or hard times. Even moreContinue reading “Implementing Hope”

Paste that Pad in!

Paste that Pad in! When someone is getting a new prosthetic device customized (especially at a hip-level) there are a few weeks of trial and error where the patient wears the new leg out and about while taking notes about any discomfort. As time goes on the prosthetist may stick a pad in here orContinue reading “Paste that Pad in!”