"Moving forward, beyond the borders. Take warning, my day has come"

-The Dirty Heads

I hope that this page can help to inspire, support, and give thanks. 

On April 26, 2018 I underwent an amputation of my lower left leg.  I will be posting here throughout the epic journey. Feel no sadness for me for my time has come and I can move forward. For 18 years I have been in a bad relationship with my lower left leg and its time we broke it off, Literally...

please play me while reading, this is a song called Day By Day by the band The Dirty Heads. It lifts me, inspires me, drives me...
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3 Months Post Amputation

Time has been flying by. It most certainly has been a trying time for myself, my friends, & of course my family. I will end this post...

Good bye to the Dark Days

Hey everyone, I know it has been a few days, but they have been for the better. I think that I am finally over the pain and uncomfortable...

1 week post operation

Well one week has come, and gone, and I have gone through a lot of changes. The past couple of days have been a little rough. I am having...

April 30th

Went home yesterday around 10 a.m. Man it feels good to be out of the hospital. The care was fantastic, but it is not the same. The trip...

April 29th

Yesterday was a great day. It started out a little rough. I wasn't able to get any sleep for nearly 2 days. Most of which was just the...

Dr. James D. Michelson, MD

I'd like to take a moment and shout out to the good Doctor, I couldn't ever say how amazing this man is. Dr.Michelson and his staff at...

April 28, 2018

Good morning, what a long night. The nurses have been running around crazy. Just one of those nights. My new roommates equipment seems to...

first steps

Today has been a good day. I got up and moving and was able to make 13 laps around the hall of the floor I am staying on at the UVM...

April 27, 2018

Good morning everyone! The surgery was a success. The pain has been very limited so far. Before the surgery they gave me a double nerve...

JANUARY 1ST TO TODAY

A lot has happened since November. I took another trip to Burlington to meet with the surgeon. After a very real conversation of the...

november 1999

Senior year, football season had just ended and winter was just beginning to set in. It was over a fateful weekend that my life would...

April 2000

The time has come. I can finally be done with the colostomy bag. I had planned the surgery around spring break so that I would not miss...

the in-between years

Between April of 2000 and now I have had a world of adventures. I managed to accomplish a lot on a fairly useless leg. however sloppy and...

December 24th 2016

Christmas eve, the day was going great. We had been working all day getting ready to have Christmas Eve dinner. We were walking out the...

March 14th 2017

I am pumped. Could this be it? Am I going to be "normal" again? I had a plethora of work done to my foot this day. They removed a wedge...

November 1, 2017

Time for yet another surgery. I haven't mentioned it much in other posts but, this was going to be 11th surgery (not all on my leg), and...