amputeemommy

amputeemommy
Location
gainesville, Virginia, 20155
Birthday
May 19
Title
Blogger/Mom
Company
AmputeeMommy
Bio
I am a 36 year old amputee. I am also a Mommy to a very active four year old. I've been blogging about my experiences as an amputee parent, providing a real life account of what it is like to parent with a disability.

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JUNE 25, 2012 6:15AM

The Shore

My childhood summers were never spent at home. Seemingly as soon as school was over, we would pack up our shorts and bicycles, hitch the travel trailer to the back of the blue Chevy station wagon, and head to the beach. We spent our summers living in the…

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JUNE 14, 2012 6:19AM

Starting the Process

Yesterday I received confirmation of news that, to be completely honest, I knew but had been trying desperately to forget. Despite being active and mobile, my limb is not fairing well. My fears have been affirmed, and I am going to have to have a major revision surgery…

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JUNE 11, 2012 6:19AM

Arms and Legs for All!

Did you watch Secret Millionaire last night? I was nearly giddy with excitement when I learned that one of my favorite charitable organizations, Limbs for Life, was being featured. By providing a prosthesis to those who cannot afford one, this charity changes lives  not only for the…

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MAY 7, 2012 6:19AM

The Invisible Disability

After I stopped teaching in the public schools, I lost touch with most of my "work friends." After years of cultivating relationships and sharing the joys and tragedies of life, I  maintain contact with only two people. I suppose that's normal. After all, it was difficult to get…

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AUGUST 11, 2011 5:04AM

Fakers and Facebook

Devotees and wannabes are the dirty underbelly of the amputee culture. These individuals, in their quest to befriend or to interact with an amputee, used to stalk prosthetic facilities and amputee conferences. The advent of the internet and social networking has brought the devotee community…

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AUGUST 3, 2011 5:07AM

My New Old Life

I have often viewed my life in terms of before and after. There was my life before my foot was injured, and my life after amputation. I worked as a teacher for the blind before I became a mom; now I am a blogger who works…

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JUNE 30, 2011 4:52AM

Ampu-versary Blues

On July 3, 2003 I underwent my below knee amputation. Regardless of how well-adjusted I feel, this date always feels bittersweet. My life as an amputee has exceeded my expectations. I am no longer in constant pain, I have a wonderful husband and a darling…

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APRIL 27, 2011 4:44AM

Delayed Amputation

I was disturbed the first time I heard my amputation referred to as "elective." I considered "elective" surgeries to be primarily cosmetic such as face lifts and breast implants. I had been living and struggling with a foot that was non functional…

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