It was in May, 2013, that the decision was made to amputate my lower right leg. My foot was full of ulcers and I had pain when I walked every day for 5 years.
I had a great surgeon, Dr. James Shepich, at the University of Michigan in Midland, that I had known for several years. Even though I was comfortable with my decision it still was a tremendous shock to wake up and see my leg missing.
Would I ever walk again? Even though I have tremendous faith in God, I still, at times, questioned my decision.
Then, after a few weeks, most of my questions were answered when I met Scott and Jared from Bremer Prosthetics.
I was terrified as I had been in a nursing home for over 6 months with little to no activity. They left me at ease, as they took the time to explain everything that was going to happen to me.
They were very patient with me and explained that this was going to take time before I would walk again.
It is now 3 years later, and I am walking very well. In fact, most people don’t even know I am an amputee until I tell them. I am thankful to be back working full time, golfing, biking, and doing many outdoor activities thanks to the support at Bremer.
The professionalism of Scott and his staff is refreshing in today’s fast paced business world. Most importantly, they REALLY CARE about you and make sure you are satisfied.
Realizing the benefits that the prosthesis actually provides us, and how it allows us to live somewhat normal lives, is worth the work and effort.
I have a lot of goals for the future. I want to learn how to surf. I want to go back to work. There's a lot of things that I want to do that I'm going to do.