I am a below knee amputee and partial foot amputee. I lost my pieces due to an IED/EFP in Iraq 2007. Before this I was a star athlete in sports with scholarships to various colleges. Now I am a loving father and husband thanks to a supporting wife. I farm, hike, still play sports with the kids, race cars and compete in bowling tournaments. I got through this process by finding other avenues to compete in to help with the useless feeling of losing what I was, smiling at all…
From day one I accepted that my leg was getting hacked off. What a ride it’s been!
The amputation itself cost an arm and a leg, but thankfully I was able to get it for half price. I could easily get a job at iHop. My pedicures are half priced. Flamingos are now my spirit animal. And I greet everyone with “I’m a foot shorter than when I last saw you!”
My advice: acceptance is key to getting up and back on with life. Embrace that you will have a…
“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” – Dale Carnegie.
“Never never never give up.” – Winston Churchill.
“You can't beat the person who won't give up.” – Babe Ruth.
“Courage doesn’t always roar, sometimes it’s the quiet voice at the end of the day whispering ‘I will try again tomorrow.'” – Mary Anne Radmacher
Choose an inspiring quote and post it where you will see it every day. Recovering…