I haven't been on this site in a lonnnnng time! Just figured out what my log in information is again, so that's good :) I'm almost to the 3 year mark of being an amputee, and after many many long months of problems, 30 surgeries, & intense rehab, I am FINALLY walking!!! I can walk around a mall without needing a cane & although my walk isn't perfect yet, I am happy with where I am right now. Just the other week I parked in a handicap spot & was reprimanded by someone who didn't think I was disabled :) All of my hard work paying off! I guess from here on I will get a finalized prosthetic & then start to learn to run again.
There were many days I never thought I would get to this point, but thankfully I never gave up. I didn't listen to doctors who said I would never be able to walk without a cane. I kept going to my physical therapist. I kept strength training & working on it--so to those who are at that place in their recovery where they feel nothing they do will help get them to where they want to be--DON'T GIVE UP!
Thanks for all the messages & encouragement. This is a great place for people who need to hear that they are not alone. May 2013 be great for us all :)