Still Have Joy
After a foot infection, it became necessary that my left foot be amputated in June of 2020 at the start of the pandemic. I was pastoring at the time and therapy helped me literally get back on my feet with a below the knee prosthetic leg.
Infections required me to get a few revisions and 3 infections 2 years later mandated that surgeons take my left knee.
But God gave me strength to carry on and I became an above the knee amputee.
Over the past almost 4 years I have had 5 surgeries but not all of them were connected to my leg.
I have been to 3 Rehab Facilities. My longest hospital stay was 56 days. By the grace of God, I am training with my 2nd above the knee prosthetic leg, a C Leg top of the line.
I am making progress but still use a walker and a wheelchair.
I work and drive using my right leg and thank God, surgeons at Yale New Haven Hospital and my wife, Brenda Faye Smith, my daughters and church family at Macedonia Baptist in Ansonia, CT for helping me to get through this difficult season.
I still have joy.