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Surrey Man Gets Amputee Pedicure for Half Price!

Amputee Gets Half Price Pedicure

Amputee Gets Half Price Pedicure

Want to save some money and pamper yourself at the same time? Ask for an amputee pedicure or manicure for half price! People have always told me that I have a good sense of humor, especially as it pertains to my amputation and use of a prosthetic leg. Maintaining a good sense of humor seems to be useful as a tool for loosening people up about being an amputee. As an an above knee amputee of over 40 years, one thing I have always wanted to do was go into one of these local nail shops and and ask for a half price pedicure. Well, last week, I worked up the nerve to do just that. I sure needed it, too, as you’ll see by the pictures below. Warning, some of these images may be horrid to view, so don’t say I didn’t warn you!  When you have walked on one good foot for so long, it sure takes a beating after a while. I decided it wouldn’t hurt to get it pampered and looked after by a professional. I also figured it would be a fun and interesting post for my website/blog at Amputees Amplified.

Amputee Gets Half Price Pedicure

So I walked in and asked the receptionist if she would do me a favor. Of course, I had shorts on and I asked her how much for a pedicure? She said $15. I had already seen the price on the sign out front so I knew they were cool about it. I also mentioned that I had a blog and asked her if it would it be ok if we got a few pictures. They were really nice about it. The place was called Marvellous Nails and Day Spa. They took a couple of pictures for me and then started working on my knarly looking foot. As I mentioned above, I have never had a pedicure before, but I did have a manicure once at a spa in California during a wine tasting trip. I think that one cost a lot more than $15 though, as I also had a hot stone massage. Followed by more wine tasting.

 

Amputee Soaking His Foot

Amputee Soaking His Foot

So after soaking my 61 year old foot for  a short while, while playing with the massage chair remote control ( something I did not expect but enjoyed) the pedicurist got out her garden shears and started working on my nails. All five of them. So far, at $3 a toe, I felt like I was getting my $15 worth already. She clipped and clipped, rubbed some stuff on my toes and generally massaged my calf and foot. I can’t say it was unpleasant at all. The bonus was I would no longer be scaring people off with my calloused foot and long nails during visits to the swimming pool and hot tub. Those things were dangerous!

 

Amputee Soaking His Foot

Amputee Getting a Pedicure

 

The nail specialist did not seem to have much of  a sense of humor, so I refrained from asking if she would do my other foot. I planned on tipping her well but I didn’t want to push my luck. They were already being so accommodating and helpful. I think it helped that they weren’t very busy at the time. So would I recommend that an amputee request a half price pedicure or manicure, depending on your amputation? Absolutely! It’s good to treat yourself once in a while, and I think I would definitely do it again.

 

 

Amputee Charged Half Price for Pedicure

Amputee Charged Half Price for Pedicure

 

So do I recommend that amputees try to keep their sense of humor and use it to disarm people’s discomfort? Absolutely! Laughter is always something that puts a smile on your face, isn’t it? Besides, you might even save $15!!