"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

November 1, 2017

Updated: Apr 26, 2018

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 I am really getting sick of going under the knife. I am cautiously optimistic that this surgery was going to be it. Once again to UVM I go.

My ankle was a mess. There were a lot of bone spurs, and little broken bones throughout the ankle. Drop foot, or partial foot paralysis, had led to the ankle breaking apart.

CT Scan from October

They were able to clean up the ankle, and they moved a tendon from the back of my Leg and attached it to the front of my foot, in an attempt to pull it up and out. Hopefully this would help with the ankle bending awkwardly every step. The surgery went well again, and just before Christmas I was taken out of the cast. Merry Christmas, One year, three surgeries (1 was a hernia near my belly button), and my foot doesn't feel much different. The pain I had in my ankle had subsided some, however it was still there. Also, I started to have a lot more pain on the outside of my foot as well as the top. Words could never explain the level of pain I have every day. It never really seems to be in the same spot. It just hurts everywhere, the burning, stabbing, throbbing is unbearable most days. Spending any considerable time on my foot just increases the levels of pain exponentially.

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