“You decide what is best for you, only you know what it is that you need to make yourself feel whole again!”
George Wood lost his left leg just below the knee due to poor blood circulation after smoking for 35 years. For the last 10 years he was up to two packs a day.
“I destroyed my blood vessels in my lower left leg,” he said. “Smoking not only gives you cancer but it also constricts blood flow and takes away your quality of life!”
He heard about Bulow, after performing his due diligence and research. He wanted someone local and who knew exactly how he felt.
“With Matt, Michelle and Scott they all knew exactly what I was going through,” he said. “I had spent the first 50 years of my life with two legs and I was down to one but I wasn’t going to let that stop me!”
George is proud of everything he’s accomplished since becoming an amputee, from being fitted with a prosthesis at eight weeks after surgery to walking with a cane at 10 weeks. His next goal is walking without any assistance within 12 weeks.
The most defining moment in his life so far is realizing that the life he leads is not over.
“At first I was depressed, but then I realized life had to go on, and everything happens for a reason,” he said. “I realized that I wanted to continue to live and help others who have lost their limbs.”
George spends his free time in the kitchen doing what he loves and on his motorcycle, which is his first love. For him the perfect day starts with sunny skies, a good breakfast and dry roads.
“My friends describe me as a go-getter, someone who rises above the difficult situation, to do what I want to do!” he said.
He said his advice to new amputees is to not let anyone tell you what you can and can’t do.
“You decide what is best for you, only you know what it is that you need to make yourself feel whole again!” he said.