What if I told you that amputees who lost their limb to cancer tell traumatic amputees that they can’t imagine losing a limb to an accident? What if I told you that traumatic amputees tell amputees who lost their limb to cancer that they can’t imagine losing a limb to disease?
What if I told you that this topic, first discussed roughly three years ago, was the genesis for Amped?
What if I told you that neither The Amputee Mommy nor I fully understand the reasons for this? What if I told you that our respective cluelessness doesn’t stop us from throwing around our opinions?
What if I told you that we veered from our original topic of discussion into a panoply of other interesting areas, like the power of narrative? What if, in the course of that diversion, I was accused of name dropping?
What if I never actually said any individual person’s name while being accused of that? What if, despite both of those facts, I really was name dropping (albeit, dropping the name of an amputee sports team and a Major League Baseball team)? What if I told you that standing in the dugout of a major-league spring training baseball stadium that’s empty was (and will remain) a highlight of 2013 for me? What if I told you that nowhere in the podcast is there any mention of that fact?
What if I told you that a key element of this month’s discussion is the inability to step outside one’s personal experience? What if I told you that this conclusion isn’t terribly profound, but is a fundamental truth (and therefore worth listening to)?
What if I told you that I spin a yarn about how I may have made a prosthetist, Class of 2029?
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