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February 16, 2018

   I only became emotional sitting in the car, appointment finished, cast taken off, staples out and just told that I could begin walking again. It felt like I was living in a melancholic in-between world, where everything was somewhat familiar but distant from a tangi...

October 24, 2017

What? I thought ongoing maintenance and frequent appointments were a thing of the past? I have to keep on top of my residual limb care? What if I just use bandaids and tylenol and wait for pain to go away and then get frustrated when it doesn’t?!  

A few months ago , I...

May 20, 2017

We recently visited Hemma: The Home of Yoga and Acupuncture in Victoria B.C. to be led through some adaptive poses and talk about the benefits of yoga for amputees. Our guide for the lesson was Kelly, an experienced instructor passionate about the impact that yoga can...

September 16, 2016

I’ve never named my prosthesis, which, if you know me, is strange. (For those who don’t know, I even named my tumour “Bowashin,”  my residual limb “Forest Stump” and often have personified creatures, objects, and other such nonsensical things). Realizing that my prosth...

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