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 dangerousContinue reading “As a Hip Amputee I can’t run but I can Hide!”

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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 theContinue reading “Consequences of Having One Foot in the Grave”

Things Break – But We Don’t Have To (Part 2)

Last time in my post titled:  Things Break – But We Don’t Have To (https://crutchprints.com/2014/01/07/things-break-but-we-dont-have-to/) we looked at ways that we tend to operate on the edge of a stress cliff.  We overstress ourselves and stay teetering at the edge of our stress cliff so often that when one small and unexpected event (something breaksContinue reading “Things Break – But We Don’t Have To (Part 2)”

Things Break – But we don’t have to! (Part 1 of 2)

Things break.  This is not a pessimistic viewpoint or a negative one; it is a reality and one that we must face as we go through life.  Lately I have experienced a lot of breaking with the one thing that everyone else takes for granted:  Legs.  Due to my extremely high amputation it is essentialContinue reading “Things Break – But we don’t have to! (Part 1 of 2)”

He Gives and Takes Away

He Gives and Takes Away   Harvest from one of our gardens “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart.  The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised.”  Job 1:21 This is a concept that has been very dear to my heartContinue reading “He Gives and Takes Away”

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 soContinue reading “Skeleton Leg in the Closet”

Where There is a Will There is a Way – A Story Behind the Story

Many people look at my life and assume since I have survived cancer and survived amputation that life continues on as normal for me.  I often am asked “and now you are ok?” with a swift nod of affirmation before I can even answer.  Many people do not understand or even realize that life asContinue reading “Where There is a Will There is a Way – A Story Behind the Story”