My car after the accident.....
The cause of my amputation; during the night the muscle died in my foot and up my leg. The day after my accident my leg was amputated.
Cleaned up and wrapped.
My cast. I wore this over the stump after the amputation while the cut was healing.
The day after my amputation I was up on a walker getting ready for my new life.
I wish I would have documented more of the healing process. I have a journal but I didn't take pictures of physical therapy. Randy was my physical therapist and he was awesome! The University of Utah was my stomping grounds. We walked all over campus so I could learn how to walk again. It is interesting to feel one step through your left foot and the next step through your right knee. I walked up hills, down hills, stairs, bumpy grass. We played catch to practice balance. I stood on big yoga balls to practice balance as well.
I was determined to get my life back to normal if not better. I used a wheel chair for about 4 weeks and thought I was going to die. May I say the cappy sign might be posted in public bathrooms but wheelchairs rarely fit in the stalls. I couldn't believe how NOT handicap assessable the world is.
More documentation later....