Monday, February 7, 2011

My First Blog

Hey everybody this is my first attempt at writing a blog. Anyone who knows me knows that computers are not really my thing. In an attempt to share my experiences as a bilateral amputee and perhaps help another similar person or to receive helpful advice from someone in a similar position, I am writing this blog. I was speaking to my nephew this morning and was explaining to him that someday I would like to write a book about my experiences as an amputee. He suggested I start a blog about what has happened to me and how I have subsequently handled it. So here we are.

Everyday is a challenge for me now. I lost my right leg in July 2008 and amazingly I seemed to adjust to rather well, at least according to most other people's opinions. People say to me "you're amazing" or "you have such a great attitude" well, do I really? I feel that I just do what I feel I should and what I feel I am capable of doing, that's all, nothing more nothing less. Is that so amazing?

I remember when I first lost my right leg and I decided to go back to the gym. I had not received my prosthetic leg yet, but I was sick of sitting around the house, meanwhile losing my muscle tone. So off to the gym I went, of course the managers and fellow members were very happy to see me after having been gone for three monthes. I was astounded at the reception I received. Thus began my reintroduction to working out, only this time I didn't have a right leg, at least then.

I think I will close this blog for now as I hope I have peeked your interest enough for now. I am curious to see what, if any feedback, I will receive. Until next time, keep your feet planted on solid ground, if you have any that is. Glenn


  1. Dear Glenn (Redwood),

    You don't give yourself enough credit for having made this journey and continuing to press on. You are a very courageous soul and I am so proud to be your friend.

    love Maple

  2. Every morning when I get up and begin to think of a thousand reasons not to pack my gym back I think of the drive and determination you have and it gives me the strength I need to keep at it...Thank you!



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