"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...
  • Shawn Rohe

April 30th

Updated: Jul 22, 2018

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 home was great, got a nice sandwich, and had a calm ride on the ferry.

Jamie and I were talking about the past week and all that had went on. We were talking about how excited Doc seemed as he rounded the corner into the waiting room to speak with my family. We talked about how the surgery only took 1 hour and 15 minutes...in that moment I broke down.

I could never explain the pain that I always had in my foot and ankle, but as we sit and talk I have 0 pain. I have not had heavy pain medicine since Saturday, even though after the last surgery, even on meds, I still hurt.

In 75 minutes my life had been changed forever..it was going to take longer to get home today. I couldn't help but let the tears roll, it was amazing. I'm not in pain.

By the time we got home I was exhausted. After checking out our new floor (thanks Papa and Nana), I sat in my chair and passed out. We had a great visit with Toni, and Em, and had some delicious fruit, and lasagna. Thank you again to everyone who has visited, sent gifts, cards, prayers and words of encouragement. You keep me going.

Today has had it's moments. Some things have begun to set in and frustrate me. I don't like being the guy sitting in a chair having someone serve me. The biggest struggle I have is to ask for help. I got very upset at one point today, I don't even know why. I do know that I have a strong woman behind me. Jamie got me up and into some fresh air, a bit of ice cream, and a little love pulled me though. I have to not snap, and let go of the urge to do everything. Not every moment is sunshine and rainbows, but damn it feels good to have taken back my life.

So to end the night I am going to leave with this. Baby I love you, thank you, you amaze me everyday.

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