Category Archives: Health

My Left Foot

“You’re pulling my leg!” I was heard to say in my happy state during my successful below the left knee amputation on April 5th, two days after my 63rd birthday. My 12th appearance in an operating theatre began with very good drugs, achieving a blissful state of relaxation I have yet to reach through meditation. […]

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PHYSICAL HEALTH

UPDATE MARCH 27, 2018 Good news and bad news. My blood pressure is a low 110 over 70, not unusual in our family, my father and brother the exceptions. It seems I arrived at my GP’s with barely a pulse. The doc checked the pulse in my feet, including the one that will be sacrificed […]

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Novel Memoir pain room is a new project I am initiating, with Murray Toews providing the visuals.  This is where it starts. Should I be successful in my funding applications there is a plan to set up a separate domain and website. In the meantime I will start posting fragments, quotes, audio and additional images. […]

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My Left Foot

The 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 […]

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Stumble Bum

What I have in common with Brian Pallister Premier of Manitoba Size 15 shoes. My Left Foot and Ankle I’m unsuccessfully trying to ignore continuing bad news on the health front.  My left ankle fusion has officially been pronounced a failure, only the third in three hundred. Options range from do nothing, and increase pain […]

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Imaginary Conversation – Pain Joins Me for Dinner

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The Idea Factory

This weekend I was thinking of ideas that would prevent me from skinning my knuckles in a cheese/carrot grater, and a way to use compressed air or pneumatic/hydraulics for lifting wheelchairs a short height, like the one to the stage at Sam’s Place. I figure the good people at Sam’s will likely find something to […]

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Old Bones And New Normals

1. I crossed Portage Avenue from Fort to Notre Dame pushing against a harsh wind coming from the North. The winter of 2009 was notable for its cold and ice. I was looking at my feet, watching my steps, when I spotted a toonie and a loonie on the ice of the avenue. I bent […]

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My New Brace

 

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