Six Month Post-Amputation

The results of the amputation have far exceeded my expectations. Six months of positive attitude, determination and hard work have had a huge payoff. The amputation took care of the debilitating painful leg and the prosthesis gave me a new option for walking, but it was the attitude I chose that allowed me to overcome the challenges of losing a leg and reclaiming my life.

six months 1I have achieved a full active life through determination, optimism and finding the balance in using the prosthetic or the crutches to remain 100% active. It’s all in the attitude you choose!

six months2Never Give Up!

six months 32415What will the next six months bring? Biking, swimming, completing the St. Jude’s Warrior Dash, becoming a personal trainer and becoming a certified Peer Amputee Mentor.

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About Darryl Partridge

I am a husband, father of three and amputee. I was active all my life, a Certified Ski Instructor, DYI enthusiast and Elementary Special Education Teacher. My life came crashing down when I was 42 years old after suffering a life changing ankle injury. I endured six ankle surgeries that forever changed the anatomy of my lower left leg, ten leg casts, recovery time on crutches that added up in the years and debilitating pain. In the end wound up with a deformed lower leg, chronic pain and unable to walk without crutches. Oh yeah, I also lost my teaching job after the third surgery. Being left a 47 year old unemployed disabled father. I took two years to rebuilt my life using crutches full time, achieving a new career in public health and preparing to amputate my leg. I amputated my lower left leg 9/24/14, 15 months post amputation became a NASM Certified Personal Trainer. Follow me on my life without limits journey as an amputee. I now hope my stories will help others find some support and comfort in living with their disabilities. Explore my website .com to read my story.
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