Tate wrote:Recently heard about the program and I thought I'd put in a request as to why I could and could've used one.
Back in August I suffered a cut on the bottom of my right foot which manifested into a blood infection and unfortunately in early September it was decided amputation was needed after scans showed the infection got into the bone. I had a BKA *Below knee amputation* and was released three days later. Unfortunately I suffered many setbacks due to nonstop bleeding leading to multiple hospitalizations. So much so I spent around 85% of October in the hospital. Between late September and early November I've had at least 45 blood transfusions and three surgical revisions. Plus cat scans, blood test, and MRIs to try to find the cause. There was even consideration to send me to Duke, eww, or Wake Forest. Seeing as my stump bled enough from time to time to supply a Quentin Tarantino movie, obviously nothing was healing. It was finally decided in mid November that another amputation would be needed. So on November 19th I had a AKA *Above knee amputation*. Luckily I was released in time for Thanksgiving and my sanity. December went so much better, minus the butcher knife-like pain, and everything is healing up nicely. I'm now in the process of getting a prosthetic within the next few weeks and hope to be walking again by my 31st birthday in March. It's crazy how sane and positive I've remained during this ordeal. So much so that I'm surprised no one has accused me of lying. However I miss my knee a thousand times more than I miss my foot. I never felt disabled after my first amputation but definitely felt like I was after my second amputation. Losing a knee is so much more crucial than losing a foot. I could have definitely used a Vita while hospitalized and could still use one as I have always wanted one but just never bit. I even have a Vita games Amazon list since forever. I've been able to get a lot of gaming done recently since I'm wheelchair bound at the moment plus I have a cute bunny to accompany from time to time, that belongs to my lil sister. And now I'm just trying to start 2017 off on the right foot <.< >.>
You guys aren't being Catfished *or shall I say Vitafished? * Obviously I would have plenty of proof. As a long time listener to Beyond and PSILYXOXO I figured hey why not throw my foot into the Vita ring.
Having just gone through my 32nd birthday, reading this just makes me appreciate even more just how lucky I am to have my health, never mind all the other amazing things in my life.
Hope that 2017 goes a whole lot better for you and that you take to your new prosthetic like a duck to water. Can't even begin to imagine what losing a limb must be like, but I admire your resolve and how you have managed to stay sane (well, as sane as it's possible to be after watching Greg getting his back waxed - it changed me, and I fully admit to losing my marbles back in 2003).
Thank you for sharing your story with us. I hope that you're a recipient of the Vita Relocation Program.
Edited - Because sometime I write like Kevin Coello Tweets...