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    • Three legs in 10 years -a patient’s perspectiveChristopher McCannMonday, June 3, 13
    • Lucca, ItalyJuly, 1999Monday, June 3, 13
    • MRIJan, 2000Monday, June 3, 13
    • ‘A fluid of undetermined nature’MRIJan, 2000Monday, June 3, 13
    • ‘A fluid of undetermined nature’Next Day: Telephone call fromOrthopedic OncologistMRIJan, 2000Monday, June 3, 13
    • ‘A fluid of undetermined nature’Next Day: Telephone call fromOrthopedic OncologistThis was not goodMRIJan, 2000Monday, June 3, 13
    • Leg #1July 2000Very likely Cancer...Knee ReplacementMonday, June 3, 13
    • Rehab200145 stitchesOne year of painful physical therapy.Monday, June 3, 13
    • Lung MetastasisSept, 2002Surgical RemovalChemotherapyMonday, June 3, 13
    • ChemotherapyOctober 2002 - March 2003cycles6 monthsHardest thing I havedone in my life.6Monday, June 3, 13
    • Recovery2003 - 2004Monday, June 3, 13
    • Recovery2003 - 2004Japan - brother’s weddingMonday, June 3, 13
    • Recovery2003 - 2004Japan - brother’s weddingMet Malin - later to be wifeMonday, June 3, 13
    • Recovery2003 - 2004Japan - brother’s weddingMet Malin - later to be wifeThings were progressing well until...Monday, June 3, 13
    • Recovery2003 - 2004Japan - brother’s weddingMet Malin - later to be wifeThings were progressing well until...RecurrenceMonday, June 3, 13
    • Leg #2June 2004Left leg amputated above knee in June2004Monday, June 3, 13
    • RehabOctober 2004New socketprosthesisEstablishing a newrelationshipMonday, June 3, 13
    • The Studyand BookJan, 2006Monday, June 3, 13
    • Next steps2009 - 2010Monday, June 3, 13
    • Next steps2009 - 2010Everything worked well...Monday, June 3, 13
    • Next steps2009 - 2010Everything worked well...Cortisone swelling of the leg and socket fit nomoreMonday, June 3, 13
    • Next steps2009 - 2010Everything worked well...Cortisone swelling of the leg and socket fit nomoreLearned about osseointegration (OI) earlier, butscared off by memories of Leg #1Monday, June 3, 13
    • Next steps2009 - 2010Everything worked well...Cortisone swelling of the leg and socket fit nomoreLearned about osseointegration (OI) earlier, butscared off by memories of Leg #1Met the team and decided this was the way Iwanted to goMonday, June 3, 13
    • Leg #3March 2010Monday, June 3, 13
    • Leg #3March 2010Approved to have OI in February 2010Monday, June 3, 13
    • Leg #3March 2010Approved to have OI in February 2010Operation 1 - March 2010Monday, June 3, 13
    • Leg #3March 2010Approved to have OI in February 2010Operation 1 - March 2010Operation was ‘easy’, like an amputation.Monday, June 3, 13
    • Leg #3March 2010Approved to have OI in February 2010Operation 1 - March 2010Operation was ‘easy’, like an amputation.Operation 2 - September 2010Monday, June 3, 13
    • Leg #3March 2010Approved to have OI in February 2010Operation 1 - March 2010Operation was ‘easy’, like an amputation.Operation 2 - September 2010well...sucked.Monday, June 3, 13
    • Rehab2010 - 2011After 6 months rehab was completeMonday, June 3, 13
    • Today12 - 14 hrs per dayWork full timeActive LifeSelf ImageHappyMonday, June 3, 13
    • Leg Lessons6Monday, June 3, 13
    • Leg LessonsLoosing a leg sucks.Monday, June 3, 13
    • Leg LessonsTo get out of a difficulty, gothrough it...Monday, June 3, 13
    • Leg LessonsPerception of others is different.Monday, June 3, 13
    • Leg LessonsProsthetic leg - anotherform of transportationMonday, June 3, 13
    • Leg LessonsNurses and PTs are the heroes.Pick up the pieces and put patients backtogether again.Monday, June 3, 13
    • Leg LessonsTelling this story helps.Monday, June 3, 13
    • Leg LessonsThank YouMonday, June 3, 13