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I really think you have a great blog going, yet I have not found many comments. I have sent a link to an amputee friend, who I think will find it very uplifting. No, I am not an amputee, but do suffer from bipolar disorder, and some of your posts have been encouraging, even from that standpoint. Best wishes, do not quit blogging!


Hey, thanks, Joel. Actually, I think you are my very first commenter. I've only been publishing this blog since April, and it takes awhile for people to find special interest items like this, especially since I don't exactly advertise, so I wasn't expecting even the amount of notice I've gotten so far, certainly not this soon. Still, thanks for your encouragement and for spreading the word!

My mother and two first cousins on opposite sides of my family were or are bipolar, and so I have an idea much that sucks. So you hang in there, too, kiddo. Even when things get really tough, I can guess from personal experience how much your family and friends must appreciate your hard work to stay with them.

Thanks for stopping by. Cheers!


Hi there. Good site. I'm an amputee, and I do a lot of "blogging" but didn't have a name for it until recently. (Just settled for doing "diary pages" and copying people who might be interested.)

A friend sent your site to me, and I will in turn send it to other friends who have their own websites and are amputees.


P.S. I tried to get on your "TypePad" people list, but it only seemed to allow people on who already had user names and passwords; didn't have a sign-on place for new members. Thanks.

Molly Moore

I just wanted to write and tell you that we think your site is a great resource- thank you and keep up the good work! Your candid, intellectual and humorous approach makes reading this blog an educational pleasure.

As the librarian for the National Limb Loss Information Center at the Amputee Coalition of America, I often refer people to Moving Right Along for inspiration, practical information, and a good laugh.

We also truly appreciate your linking to our Web site as we are always trying to make our organization and services known to amputees and their caregivers.

Thanks again!


Next month will be one year since I lost my leg in a car accident.(wow, I can't believe it) I am a 37 year old wife and mother of two young children. This has been both a horrible and enlightning experience. Glad I found your blog!!

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