Buford Highway Farmers Market

Boy is it good to be home! I feel like I keep saying this, but it is truly great to be back and getting back to normal again. Things have continued to be very busy here in Atlanta. I have been wearing the leg more and more, trying to get ready for work where I will be wearing it all day long.

This weekend Ashley and I went to the Buford Highway Farmers Market. If you are in Atlanta and haven’t been there, it is definitely worth checking out! They have an unbelievable produce section, with more exotic vegetables than you can imagine. We bought some ridiculously large potatoes and had one later that day. Probably the best potato I have ever had. I don’t know why it was so good, but Ashley and I both independently decided that it was one of the best potatoes we had ever tasted. On top of the vegetables they also had an incredible sea food market, with live blue crabs, crawfish and even frogs! Here are a few more shots I took of the exotic selections available there (click the picture for the full size version):

We also watched Rory McIlroy dominate the US Open this weekend. He seems like such a great kid, and is definitely coming along at the right time. After Tiger’s fall from grace golf is in need of another hero, and I think Rory just might fit the bill. Hopefully he doesn’t let it all go to his head like Tiger did!

As I said, I have been wearing the leg a lot and am getting used to having it on for long periods of time. Unfortunately, because of the size fluctuations that are still occurring in my leg, the socket tends to be rather uncomfortable and painful at times. I have pain pills for the resulting discomfort, but am hoping that my leg stops fluctuating soon so that I can get a socket made that wont require me to take pain pills to wear it.

I have continued to schedule appointments and get things ready for my return to work. I am seeing another prosthetist tomorrow morning and have various other appointments next week. My parents are still in New York and have movers coming to pack up the apartment tomorrow. Hopefully everything will go smoothly with their departure!

This weekend Ashley is taking me to Savannah for an early birthday celebration. Neither of us have been to Savannah and we are both looking forward to the experience. Unfortunately the weather report says it is going to be raining the whole time we are there, but I have no doubt we will have a great time anyway! We have heard that we need to check out the Crab Shack on Tybee Island, but if anyone has any other recommendations of fun things to do while we are there, we would love to hear them!

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5 Responses to Buford Highway Farmers Market

  1. Zona Trahan says:

    check out the You Tube of Rory hitting into a dryer on a talk show when he was 9. Pretty amazing shot for him at that age. Let’s hope!!!!

  2. Bob and Paula Parris says:

    Glad to hear about your good progress and hoping you will soon be free of pain and in your final socket. Have a great time in Savannah!

  3. brenda johnson says:

    hello rob! how wonderful to know that you are back home in atlanta! my goodness what an incredible journey you have traveled these last many months….and what an incredible man you have proved yourself to be throughout it all. i am grateful for the privilege to have witnessed your strength and your inspiring endeavors as you overcame one challenge after another. you certainly faced your personal mountain with a great faith that, no doubt, sustained you. i pray the very best for you now in the days, months and years ahead. God be with you and your family!
    brenda johnson

  4. Ellen Knox says:

    Hi, Rob,
    I’m a friend of your mom’s & have been following your journey these past 9 (?) months. The courage and valor you have shown is awe-inspiring! And now, after all of that, come the rewards of every day living and all of the blessings that will pour your way, I’m sure. I pray for the speedy resolution of the proper prothesis, and for a smooth transition back to work and your daily routine.
    I bet you loved Savannah! Isn’t it one of the prettiest places?
    Hope you will continue to keep your fans posted of your progress. You’ve got a large fan base that still wants to hear from you!
    Warm regards,

  5. Ellen says:


    Hope my video is helpful for you. It took 8 months to perfect my new c-leg, after all these years. My best advice is to go back weekly for adjustments if you can. A month is a long time to struggle. You will know when it is right. My gait is much better than the video now. Good luck!

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