While living at home in California, I maintained a busy life style as a registered nurse and raising horses. One day in 1974 while riding at the farm, my horse fell rolling on top of me crushing my left leg. For three years, I went through rehabilitation trying to regain full use of my leg. After an ankle fusion, functional success was not to be seen. Too much motor nerve damage to my leg made it clear that to regain my independence back with the life style I was ready to return to, the doctors needed to amputate my left leg. After my amputation healed, I returned to my nursing duties, raising my horses and the lifestyle I so enjoyed.
I retired from nursing in 2000. I moved to Kentucky in 2002 to be near family bringing my horses with me. I continue enjoying my horses and family, and have the independence and freedom to do the things I love, staying active and making the most of everyday. I came to Central Prosthetics & Orthotics, Inc. soon after moving to Kentucky in need of prosthetic supplies.
Central Prosthetics & Orthotics, Inc. has addressed all my needs and when it was time for a new prosthesis, they were there for me. I have a hard limb to fit with a prosthesis due to nerve damage, yet with patience and listening to my concerns, Paul has addressed my concerns so I am able to maintain my active lifestyle. Central Prosthetics & Orthotics, Inc. and their staff have always done right by me. At 68 years old, I am just as active, if not more, than I was before I retired.