Why does a stork stand on one leg?

I can’t count the number of times I have been asked what it’s like to have a missing limb. You’d think the answer would roll off my tongue considering how often I’ve been asked the question but sometimes I sense my stock answer isn’t satisfying enough; quite often people will want to know more.

Usually I’ll say, “Well, most of the time it’s not too bad although I must say I do struggle a bit when I’m showering; it’s difficult to wash my feet”, and that checks the box. Sometimes, but only if I’m very lucky, I get asked why.

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