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Blind Leading the Blind

The other day I was stopped at a stop light. As I sat in my car I watched a blind man walk across the street in front of me. He was by himself and using a cane to guide his … Continue reading

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Faith in the Face of Adversity

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about what a difference faith can make in how you deal with difficult circumstances. I think the reason it makes such a difference is because it fundamentally alters your outlook and makes it about … Continue reading

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Wheelchair Basketball

This morning I got up early before work and went down to the Shepherd Center and met with the sports director about their various programs. We discussed a number of things, but the main thing we talked about was wheelchair … Continue reading

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Back in the saddle again

Yesterday a 3 hour prosthetist appointment turned into an all day event and I ended up leaving with a test socket that wasn’t hurting me and high hopes that this is finally going to work! I wore my leg to … Continue reading

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Mediports and Banana Pudding

What do mediports and banana pudding have in common? They are the top two search engine queries that drive traffic to my blog! I can understand the mediport being one of the top searches. And actually, if you go on … Continue reading

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Exuma

Ashley and I just got back from a 10 day trip down to Exuma, an island where my cousins live in the Bahamas, and man did we have a great time! Exuma is one of the last undeveloped islands in … Continue reading

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10 Tips for Surviving Cancer Treatment

Being diagnosed with cancer can turn your world upside down. Most questions about cancer treatment are answered in sterile, clinical reports. Hopefully this post will help anyone starting cancer treatment to organize their thoughts and prepare for a successful response. … Continue reading

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Back in the saddle — soon

As awesome as it is to be exclusively on crutches every day (not that awesome) I am ready to get back in my prosthesis. My leg still hurts a bit, but I feel like it is at a point that … Continue reading

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The Masters

Despite my initial reluctance to rent the scooter for getting around Augusta National, it ended up being great! I actually forgot the keys on Thursday and had to use my crutches, so we stayed up around the entrance by number … Continue reading

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Personal Perception

Personal perception is a funny thing. We all take a certain amount of pride in our appearance and anything that affects that can really throw people off. I was stopped by someone a couple of months ago when I was … Continue reading

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One year later

Today is the one year anniversary of my amputation, but more importantly, it is the one year anniversary of being cancer free! This past year has gone by incredibly fast. It seems like so long ago when I was going … Continue reading

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Final Words

“jarret wade says: Sounds good man, we’ve been pretty mild as far as the temps go up here. We wont see snow (if we see any) until late Jan/Feb. Glad you’re out and about bro. JW” This is the last … Continue reading

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Hopalong

As I logged in to update my blog just now, I saw that this is my 101st post. So much has happened since this blog started, it is hard to believe it was just barely over a year ago. This … Continue reading

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Be Bold

I came across this video today of Michael Buble and a kid that he brings up on stage. His reaction is absolutely priceless. What a bold request by the kids mom. It just shows how bold actions can result in … Continue reading

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Courage

Earlier this week my aunt told me that a friend of hers is a teacher and would like me to come speak to her students about courage. Surprised by the request, I told her that I wouldn’t know what to … Continue reading

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The Zombie Apocalypse

In the interest of keeping this up to date, I figured now was a good time to discuss my burgeoning movie career! Totally joking, obviously, but I was in a Bing commercial associated with AMC’s TV show The Walking Dead … Continue reading

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2 Steps Forward, 1 Very Painful Step Back

Today I had 2 injections into the nerve next to my L3 and L4 vertebrae. My leg still hurts. About a month and a half ago I was walking in my socket and all of a sudden felt like someone … Continue reading

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Jarret

Cancer is an interesting thing. It takes you on a journey into the depths of who you are and really makes you look at what is important in life. I am fortunate to have the support system I have, because … Continue reading

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Come on Irene

The past few weeks have been pretty busy. I got my new socket, and it worked well at first. However, my leg has continued to shrink to the point that I am currently sitting in my prosthetist’s office, having just … Continue reading

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The Handy Sticker

On Monday I had my first followup scan of my lungs and the results came back completely clear! Every three months we will do a CT Scan of my lungs to make sure that the cancer has not returned and … Continue reading

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