Disability Stuff

When there is no Home to go back to…. (Employment Journey Part II)

August 19, 2012 Amy Disability StuffgardenJesusMedical SchoolMissionsResidencyThe FutureTRAVEL

I can’t go home. because there is no home. There are moments in life where we become acutely aware of how we have grown. Like putting on those pants you wore in high school….(or the pants you wore before shiny hips), you have grown, the pants don’t cover your ankles anymore and they are uncomfortable…confining. […]

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Poverty Part I:How Did we Get Here?

August 8, 2012 Amy Disability StuffJesusMissionsRomaniaThe FutureTRAVEL

I am reading several excellent books on Poverty as part of my employment journey (This is something I have wanted to do for a while!).  Part of the one book involves a lot of reflection and some of it I am going to post. The book argues that good intentions are not enough and that […]

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That look in your eyes

May 13, 2012 Amy Disability StuffResidencyThe Future

At the end of my palliative care rotation, I helped the professor clean up after our project presentations.  He looked at me, I looked at him. He makes an awkward allusion to my disability and the story I had just shared about my friend Laura. I tell him I have a genetic form of degenerative […]

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Stolen Idenity

April 22, 2012 Amy Disability StuffResidencyThe Future

When I was in medical school, every day was HELLO…(awkward stare)….yes I am the token med student in a wheelchair.  Can we get past this?  Because every where I went (even peds) we talked about this continuously. Then I came here i was doctor and no one really ever asked any questions. and for a […]

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The Brown Sandals that I immediately regretted

March 26, 2012 Amy Disability StuffMedical SchoolMy MomWeddings

My feet are funny shaped. At some point in college I participated in my first foot washing in which I found myself keenly aware that my feet were not so beautiful rather then brought the good news or not.  I knew that wasn’t the point but the human inside of me couldn’t quite get past […]

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