By now, bucket lists are old hat. Go ahead, swim with dolphins, run a marathon, fly in a hot air balloon. Snore.
But a bucket list for a leg? That's something we can get behind.
Joe Pleban had a choice. Keep his left leg and deal with the recurring tumors in his ankle, or amputate it and get to continue with the extreme sports he loves.
It wasn't much of a choice. Pleban went with amputation so he could continue to follow his passion. But first came the bucket list.
Before his June 25 amputation, Pleban went on a hilarious spree to give his left leg some last adventures, including very creative alternative amputations and one sassy tattoo.
First came practicing for his new look:
Taking the leg to a music festival to meet Royal Teeth:
Who needs surgery when you can find new ways to amputate?
Taking his left leg skydiving:
A little extra guidance for the docs with this great tattoo:
After amputation, the photos are still coming on strong:
Best wishes for your speedy recovery and return to the skies, slopes, water and anywhere else you can find adventure, Joe!