I know that this blog is mostly about Jake's recovery, but it is also a version of therapy for me to be able to express how both Jake and I are adjusting and growing after such a huge life change. Every day I find new ways of looking at life and how we, as a … Continue reading Swimming and Swimsuits: Facing Our Fears Together
So this week has brought some major relief but also some major challenges. Here is a glimpse at the last three days in the life of us! As a quick recap, Jake has a genetically-inherited neuropathic disease known as CMT (Charcot Marie Tooth). The most basic of basic explanation of this condition is that he … Continue reading Day(s) in the Life of a New Amputee!
We had a follow up with the prosthetist today. After all the pain and discomfort from last week, we had high hopes that the past 5 days of almost no walking would have made a big impact. Well, our lovely and wonderful prosthetist, Toby, reminded us this week that Jake is only 5 months in, … Continue reading 5 Months into a 60 Year Journey
I have started this post ten times over the last ten day, maybe even the last 6 weeks. I am going to try and lay out where we are in our journey currently. Jake's stump has shrunk down so much over the last 4 months! It quickly became obvious to everyone that he needed a … Continue reading Growing Pains!
There has simultaneously been so much going on, and at the same time, nothing really happening. Here's the gist! Working a lot; overtime a lot; socializing some; Netflix lots; freelancing some; so hot outside; toothache; eating not that great; loads of puppy snuggles; more toothache; socket adjustments; doctor appointments; root canal; not exercising enough; so … Continue reading So Busy with So Much Life!