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This page is in its very early stages
of development and as such doesn't contain too much information but it
will grow steadily as I gain more and more experience with home page design.
I hope to emphasise Amputee life in this page and also perhaps share some
of my hobbies and pleasures. Check in often to see how I'm doing.
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I am a diabetic suffering from acute vascular
disease, osteomellitis, arthritis and hypertention. I have been an Amputee
since February 2,1992 and until then I hadn't had any operations (except
for tonsil removal in 1954) . Since then I've visited the operating room
29 times (and counting). In February of 1992 I had surgery to remove my
left leg below the knee. (I got the right one baby .. as sung by Ray Charles).
Just as I was beginning to learn to walk with my prosthesis I was again
hospitalized in October of 1992 and had the middle finger of my right hand
amputated. After a month of waiting for the finger to heal it was determined
that the hand would have to be removed and it was amputated below the elbow
in November of 1992. In September of 1994 problems began developing with
my right foot and I was admitted for amputation of one toe. At the same
time a bypass was done to try and provide more circulation to the extremity.
Several operations later the right leg was also amputated below the knee.
In February of 1996 my left hand became infected and I spent another couple
of months and surgeries trying to save this limb. Finally after several
attempts at saving the little finger ... it was amputated along with a
good part of my left palm. Since then it has been an on going struggle
to keep the remaining fingers and thumb on my left hand. So far so good.
Although I've been hospitalized a few times for vigorous anti-biotic theraphy
I've managed to salvage these remaining fingers and thumb.
Wish me luck !
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The Better Half of This Team (Karen and I have
been married since May 3,1980) As shown in the background of this picture
Karen is fond of sports. Behind her in the picture is one lawn bowling
green at the Town of Mount Royal Country Club of which she's a member.
Not only does she play lawn bowling but she's also an avid tennis player
at the same club. During the winter months she trades her tennis raquet
and bowls for a curling broom and plays several nights a week in both Evening
Ladies and Mixed sections at the Town of Mount Royal Curling Club. Once
curling has ended in late April , she dons her softball mitt and begins
spring training for the summer of softball, during which she garnered the
M.V.P. trophy last season. Oh yeah .. I almost forgot she even gets a chance
to cook me the occaisional meal, after a full time job as a customer assistance
representitive for a major insurance company here in downtown Montreal.
Although Karen doesn't respond to much E-mail she has begun to surf the
WWW and now has discovered a lot of interesting web sites. She's a web
browser par excellance now and even shows me a few tricks every now and
Curling News and Dogs ... along with some occaisional humour will grace
this page as I progress.
These three Aussies and
a Brittany belong to a neighbour Debbie and her friend Cheryl. Two of the
Aussies have become my adopted nieces :) Allow me to introduce from left
to right Debbie's Harlee & Jessi , and Cheryl's Tristan, & Starbug
Here's my buddy "Jessi"
with her full winter coat doing what she does best: Sitting there and being
And then again there's
my favorite "Harlee" catching a rest before "Jessi"
starts to drag her around the house again !
Anyone interested in
the Aussie Rescue program in the Province of Quebec Canada please leave
E-Mail to the address below and I'll get you in touch with the proper people.
Anyone wanting further
details about my condition or having any questions
may feel free to email me.