A New Resource For Amputees
Finally! The Active Amputee Podcast is finally up and running. This new monthly show from amputees for amputees is now available on iTunes, Spotify and or where ever you listen to your favorite
podcasts. The first three episodes are already available now while more are in the making and will be aired over the coming months.
Why You Should Listen To The New Show
The initial three episodes are about my journey to becoming an amputee. In episode one I talk about my initial cancer diagnose back in the mid 1980, about the months in the clinic and the chemo therapy until I was transitioning back into a normal life, starting my recovery and rebuilding trust in my body and my health again.
In episode two I let you in on my ways of being active again, despite a weak and often unreliable leg. I share some of my globetrotting adventurers until new leg-related trouble started to brew again. And in the third and final episode of this mini-series, I talk about my decision to have my leg amputated. About the rehabilitation and the start of a new chapter in my life.
From the next episode onwards the format of The Active Amputee Podcast will change. I will interview people, other amputees who have a story to tell. People from the industry who talk about new developments in the prosthetic sector. And representatives from a whole range of organisations that assist amputees to life an active and rewarding lifestyle. I think there is something for everybody. No matter if you are looking for inspiration, for information, or for encouragement to try out something new - this show is for you.
But don’t take my word for it, listen for yourself. Here is the link: http://theactiveamputee.buzzsprout.com/
I would love to hear from you. So listen to the show, and let me know what your think. Send me and email , leave a comment on iTunes or pop me a message on Instagram, Twitter and co.
Post by Bjoern Eser, the creator of The Active Amputee.
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