Since my accident on August 2, 2010, I have learned, grown, and changed so much as a person. It is my hope that through sharing my journey, I can help others with their struggles. This traumatic experience opened old wounds I thought I had overcome. It has forced me to take on the old skeletons in the closet, and provided me the strength to heal from my life challenges. I have so much to share about all the pitfalls and successes with my medical care, health insurance, pharmaceutical drugs, several treatments, surgeries, CRPS diagnosis, elective transhumeral amputation, upper extremity prosthetics, as well as the the new challenges I face as a female upper amputee.
This blog is all new to me and scary on many levels. It is extremely out of my comfort zone. I am not a writer, nor have I ever been good at exposing my insecurities. The biggest fear in doing this blog is the criticism, especially with the harsh opinions expressed on social media today. I am open to comments and great conversation excluding any bias on politics and religions. No judgments or opinions on those subjects, please.