8 Prosthetic fitting tips

Prosthetics 411 In developing educational materials for lower limb prosthesis users, we’ve saved some of the most helpful information we’ve received from our bloggers, prosthetists and others so that we can put it here on the Momentum blog. This post should not be considered as a substitute for medical, legal or financial advice from a…

Prosthetic socket fit and alignment

Prosthetics 411 In developing educational materials for lower limb prosthesis users, we’ve saved some of the most helpful information we’ve received from our bloggers, prosthetists and others so that we can put it here on the Momentum blog. This post should not be considered as a substitute for medical, legal or financial advice from a qualified…

What to expect during the fitting process

Prosthetics 411 In developing educational materials for lower limb prosthesis users, we’ve saved some of the most helpful information we’ve received from our bloggers, prosthetists and others so that we can put it here on the Momentum blog. This post should not be considered as a substitute for medical, legal or financial advice from a…

Tell Your Story

In September, I spoke at Stanford University’s 2014 Medicine X conference. Why would an amputee be speaking at a medical conference? Even better, why would an amputee be speaking at a medical conference whose tag line is: “The Intersection of Medicine and Emerging Technologies”? I was on that stage was for the purpose of education. When the…

Give Life Hero

Giving blood and Red Cross involvement: A simple gesture that has turned into so much more This crazy new adventure all began at the end of last year when my lifelong best friend Stacy asked me to go to a work event over lunch and donate blood. I swear I don’t think I even took…

Decide to be Great

As we are bombarded by the media with stories about success, riches and the fortunes of others, it is natural for us as humans to look at the people in those fairy tales, compare them with our own lives and try to find the advantages those folks have over us.  No, it’s not something most…

My Well-Earned Vacation!

I have to say that I am more excited about this vacation than pretty much any other vacation I have gone on. The past few months have been so crazy and hectic that I don’t even know where the time has gone. I am getting on a plane with 5 of my good girlfriends and…

My New X3 Super Equalizer

This past Friday, although admittedly at the time not as excited as some other amputees, I finally received the Bugatti of all microprocessor knees on the market. The coveted and long-awaited, high-tech, super-durable, military-grade, butt-kicking Ottobock X3 knee. And let me tell you, after wearing this jewel of technological advances over the weekend, the only…

That Awkward Moment When…

The sometimes awkward moments in life can become a bit more awkward when living with limb loss… For Limb Loss Awareness Month I thought I would share some rather interesting and funny situations that I have encountered over my years living with limb loss. We all have them, our funny and awkward moments. But if…

Understand that most people WON’T understand. Understand?

This past week I was talking with coworkers about my amputation and how almost dying, at least for me, was a blessing and a curse.  It was a blessing because it caused me, in the most abrupt and violent way, to be shaken to the core which forced me to slow down and smell the…

A Balancing Act

When I think about my life pre and post limb loss, I see the same life, but from two different views. Pre limb loss, I was crazy busy all the time, taking on so much that I couldn’t even handle it all. I didn’t take care of myself nearly the way I should have. In…