What is an Emergency to a Fake-Leg Doctor?

What is an Emergency to a Fake-Leg Doctor? Each time I call my prosthetic provider the answering service is clear in stating, “If this is an emergency call the after-hours hotline”. I have always wondered what exactly would be considered an emergency to a Prosthetist? It’s not like you can be physically in danger using…

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…

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…

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…