I am not sure how to start this. I am a physician but about 5 ears ago I allowed my license to expire as I was not practicing and was also severely depressed because of the nerve damage in my hands. I could no longer operate or deliver babies ( I was an ob-gyn) and frankly didn't give a hoot! Together with riding a failing marriage straight down the drain I ended up despising myself and self punishing. I even stopped all of my meds for my diabetes. Now with a new marriage, some mental health care, I am applying for a new license. I am not at all sure I will succeed but I must try, I need to get back into patient care.
I sit here typing this with my stump up and warpped. This morning from 000h to 0600h I walked God knows how many miles around a track as part of a Relay for Life against cancer. I wanted to remember my father and several other friends lost to cancer ... and to prove that I am not limited. OK the stump is fine, just swollen and I did check it every hour or so but while it was impressive to others, I could have been a little smarter.
I am now officially Dr. Robert M. Hampton ... wait, that's what I was yesterday too.
Well Jane is now officially Mrs. Jane Hampton ... wait, she was that yesterday too.
Yes folks it is a long story but we both had the same last name BEFORE today's wedding and no we were neither related nor married to each other before. It does simplify drivers licenses etc and we simply explain in deference to women's lib, I took HER last name.
Just six more days. Last minute details still pop up like finalizing music, flowers and worrying if Indy's tie will get here in time. Indy (Independence) is my service dog for stability. My stability problems have nothing to do with my amputation but with my CMT disease.
Well fifteen more days and then I will marry again. My first marriage my ex and I paid for and was done in mess dress uniform with reception at the o club. This time I will be in slacks and shirt w/ tie in the chapel of our church with the reception there also. My first marriage led to a week long honeymoon cruise in the BVI now we go back home and enjoy each other. Of course my last marriage lasted 30 rs the last 15 of which were literally H*ll on earth. The start may not be as grand but the marriage WILL be much better!
Leg or no leg Life Is Good!!!!