Hero Image


Turning Point?

I must journal and ask myself before I leave for my follow-up appt with my specialist here: is this really the turning point?

I surely hope so. It has been a long and strenous two year ordeal to get here. And yet again, I will mention that I dealt with struggles more-or-less (non-specific/vague/bu...

6th Dec 2023

I just don't know...

So I'm supposed to be continuing my disability claim under SSDI today. It's sort of a long story, but basically my private disability provider sent my information along to a lawyer to pursue SSDI, since I have basically been on disability for 15-months (or so), to determine if I qualify. If I do, th...

30th Nov 2023

The Struggle is Real

I'd hate to sound like a broken record about this, but I really haven't felt well about my new reality. I'm sure many of you would find that to be quite valid and understandable, losing two feet of your limb can most certainly and quite obviously change your life.

As much as I would love to be put...

27th Nov 2023

Another Update Coming

For anyone out there that still frequents my freelance business/website/blog, I just wanted to announce that another update video is coming. I hope next week to work on it and if everything goes well, it might be released as early as next week. Ideally, while I have recorded more of the genotyping p...

4th Nov 2023

What's Next?

I'm still feeling caught up in this mess, but I am taking steps to show up and try to push beyond all of it.

I spent some time this week outside, trying to help out, whatever limited amount I couild on some house project stuff. Partially for something/anything productive to do that would allow me...

3rd Oct 2023

Random Odds and Ends

Just performing a random and short write-up here from lab (as a volunteer), as I'm waiting for a gel to develop.

Basically this past week, I have been working on a summary write-up that can hopefully be used for legal proceedings. I have to lead a buddhist/recovery support group next week and need...

1st Sep 2023

Life Frustrations, Worry, and Work

Time seems to be just slipping by. Month after month and before long, it is coming up on the anniversary of my amputation.

In some ways, it feels like last summer was forever ago; in other ways, it doesn't seem really all that long ago. As I have mentioned in past posts, it's a really scary time i...

14th Aug 2023
A Crossroads

A Crossroads

While I wish I could say things have been going extremely well for me, I'd rather try to accurately capture the state of things and how I've been.

It takes a lot of practice to live life, one day at a time and not attempt to glean any deeper meaning from anything/everything. I basically volunteere...

5th Aug 2023
A Tribute to My Journey, Looking Back and Onward Forward

A Tribute to My Journey, Looking Back and Onward Forward

Life, as it were, before being an amputee wasn't a problem-free experience. However, I find myself looking back at the past 7-years of my life.

In particular, I look back at my lab management position and truly miss what I had there. I really enjoyed leading the lab, working with the students, gen...

9th Jun 2023
A More Positive Update

A More Positive Update

SECOND UPDATE Sorry it has taken a bit of time to write an update about this. I was pretty let-down to find out that the PI I interviewed with decided to not proceed forward with me as a candidate. I'm not sure how much of it was due to concerns about a perceived inability for me to perform the tas...

22nd May 2023