It's a funny thing, when I started blogging, I expected to learn so much about how to be a good wife to an amputee that I would have all kinds of wisdom to share with my readers. It turns out, I don't feel much wiser at all. And I'm not sure that I'm a good wife most of the time. Still, I do have some things to share with you that apply mostly to leg amputees. ...more

Four Years Gone

It was four years ago yesterday that my husband went in for surgery to have his leg removed. There was nothing easy about the decision, but then, there had been nothing easy about keeping the leg that had been mangled in a motorcycle accident more than 30 years earlier. The timing was horrible for me; I was in my last semester of getting my Masters in Architecture at the University of Florida, a grueling program that required long hours and complete dedication. However, I could hardly ask my husband to wait after all the pain he had been in since the last failed knee surgery....more

Adoption and Loss

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Oh, The Small Indignities, lol

I'm tired.  I am completely worn-out, ready to collapse in my bed and sleep for three days, exhausted! How did I get so exhausted? Did I run a marathon? Summit Mount Everest? Spend the day fighting for bargains at Macy's? No. I put on a shoe. Yes. That's right. I put on a shoe. Not just any shoe, a dress shoe. Now, putting on a shoe shouldn't be that big a deal, much less an exercise in masochism, but I have a special foot. This special foot is attached to my prosthesis, who is affectionately named Peggy. ...more

Nothing is impossible!

Nothing is impossible, even the word itself says, "I'm possible" Audry Hepburn...more

More Than An Email Forward: A Visit With Molly, the Amputee Horse

In early 2009, Molly appeared in my inbox as yet another heartwarming animal-themed email forward from Mom. (Cat Adopts Baby Squirrel! Dog Frolics With Deer! Kitten and Parakeet Are Best Friends!) But somehow, Molly's story rose above the cloying cuteness and hit me in the gut. A Louisiana horse who'd lost her leg in the post-Katrina madness, Molly persevered (assisted by perceptive humans) and became a model case for amputees everywhere. ...more

This is a great story! Thanks for sharing!

Jenny Kerr is the creator of The Jenny ...more