I gotta FLOOR IT if I want to keep up!
So, as I passed Mile Marker 60, it was nice to find a little stretch of road where I could shift into cruise control.
There aren’t too many places where you can get a new outlook on life AND a new leg!
My new leg – the Genium – is truly ground-breaking! It enables movement that most people take for granted -- like stepping over a child's toy or climbing a flight of stairs -- movements that are usually impossible for above-knee amputees.
I stood at Tim's desk in my sneakers and my shiny new leg. I bent at the knees, trying to remember skating positions. "How's that angle?" Tim asked over and over again.
“Any directions?” I asked. He always had at least SOME words of wisdom!
I walked, staggered, tripped, and tumbled as we worked out the kinks. But slowly, instinct began to take over. This road was familiar even though the vehicle wasn't. And an hour or so later, I DID resemble a beginning skater! WHOO-HOO!
And my family, who stays one step ahead of me so they can pave the road just a little more smoothly.
In those moments, it's just full speed ahead!
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