My Left Foot

IMG_3049The word amputation makes us flinch

After a rare year without surgery I have a below the left knee amputation scheduled at the HSC on March 26, 2018. My left foot can bear no weight, and I have plenty.

The foot is ever more deformed; this picture goes back to August. Stage Four Flat Foot is the name, pain is my game. So as it offends me, off with my foot! “Lousy cartilage genetics,” said the surgeon who has preformed the previous five foot surgeries and will amputate  The hips too, have been replaced. The pre-op for this amputation will confirm I have enough working parts to do without my left foot and ankle. I want to walk again. I spend most of my time now in a wheelchair. which is a pity. Gimli is a remarkable sensible walking town. So after the wound heals, and I spend 40 days in Rehab learning to walk with a new prosthesis, I look forward to it. Meantime I’ve started work on a new project called The Pain Room.


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