What do you buy a mumborg with one leg? A fake latex rubber leg of course.....Typical! The shop only had fake latex like 'right' legs and we needed a left leg, but what can one do. My sister and I scared the poor shop boy person as he was wandering back towards the arm and leg section with an awol arm. Seeing two women rummaging manically through that section, seeking a left leg must have looked quite odd. I think it was the laughing as my sister told him that we were looking for a leg for our mother who had been freshly amputated, that really made him scarper. I don't know why....Where on earth can you find an arm and leg section anyways? Tis the season to be bloody of course! Halloween in other words, so the supermarkets are full of all things gory.
Anyhoo the mumborg liked her gift, but some dastardly person had taken the real humour out of it! Offended by it? Nay. The lady next door to the mumborg has also had her leg recently amputated and someone gave her a fake latex leg the day before! Curses to them and their sick sense of humour! The mumborg has put it use straight away and is terrorising the nurses and doctors with it, confusing some of them into thinking she hadn't had surgery after all, haha.
Thanks to the great googly moogly powers that be, one of my doodles is already appearing in google images when one searches for hindquarter amputation. Not that I imagine many people actually search for that term and/or want or expect a daft doodle? What I do hope is that people find this site and maybe find it of some use, if they or someone they love is going through something similar. This stream of waffling was caused in some part by a comment I received yesterday on this post 'Risking life and limb', I am not going to post the whole comment on this post, but it is there in the comments of that post, if you would like to read it. I will however post this bit:
But I just came on this page looking for hope for him after the amputation. Is there? Is mumborg okay now?
I hope they don't mind me posting that bit of their comment here, I just wanted them to see my response, if they come back, as there was no other way of reaching them.
I am not one to use the word 'hope' willy nilly, as it is not something I control or even really believe in. All I can say is that mumborg is okay now and she is doing fantastically well. It is hard to give advice to someone else going through the same thing, as everyone will handle it differently. I suppose I look upon it like the grieving process, as it is a significant loss and there are a whole range of emotions that you go through. What helped the mumborg a lot was meeting other amputees and talking to them, they, after all, are living breathing examples that life does in fact go on after amputation. Things are still very new and strange for me at the moment, as it has only been just over a week. I have no crystal ball that will tell me that things will be wonderful and there wont be any more problems, but for now things are good and it looks like she may be allowed home soon.
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