November 1, 1997 I had a motorcycle accident that resulted in left tibia and fibula spiral fractures and a very unusual ankle fracture. Ultimately it resulted in my left below the knee amputation due to a post op MRSA bone infection on December 10, 2015.
My most disabling condition is rare and little is known about it: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) as well as Fibromyalgia and most of the coexisting conditions of both. I also have osteoarthritis in multiple joints including my spine due to the various traumas I’ve experienced.
I’ve had medical issues my whole life. I was born with a large and painful left ankle arterio-venous malformation long before the medical community knew what it was and I was told there was nothing wrong with me.
I’ve had multiple traumas including April 1981, I was run over by a bus while riding a bike with friends. My head bounced off the back tire a couple times and I ended up with several scalp wounds and a concussion. My right little and ring fingers were mangled and partially reconstructed after countless surgeries over 1 ½ years.
August 2, 2021
Vicki from Portland won the quilt raffle! Thanks to everyone that purchased a ticket!!
August 1, 2021
Thanks everyone! I raised enough money for my power scooter and it is being delivered this Wednesday, August 4! I’m so excited to get out and about. and very very grateful! Thank you so much!!
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June 9, 2021
Can’t wait for you to hit the road in your van Pam!