Our Hook Adventure
The three of us got together and agreed to accept
Brian's offer. We also vowed that we would go full time as soon as we
were able to quit our current jobs. Jean and I would never use our hands again
and Lisa would never walk without her braces on. Of course she could use
her wheelchair at any time.
Jean and I asked Bill to construct some special stump
sockets for us to wear when we did not have our hooks on. He fabricated
sockets that had a rounded stump end. These were lined with
waterproof skin like rubber on both the inside and outside. We could
wear these in the bath as well as to bed. With them on it would be just
like having only stumps. We would not need stump socks. When we removed
our hooks at night we could put the stump sockets on to sleep, and keep
them on in the morning while we bathed. We would never be able to use
our hands to dress or do anything. Lisa did not need anything special
although she purchased some things to help her in the bathroom such
as a transfer board to get in and out of her wheelchair.
Not being able use our hands at any time created some additional handicaps for us. We
tried shaving our legs with our hooks. We could do this with difficulty
although we just couldn't reach our underarms. We agreed that it would
be easier if we shaved each other's legs and underarms. That worked
really well. We figured out how to bathe with just our stump sockets on.
We were beginning to realize just how difficult it was not having hands.
Hooks were fine for many things but there would be things we could never
do without help. There were even things that we couldn't do even with
the other's help.
The day came when we agreed to start our new full time
lives. We would not use our hands and Lisa would not walk. All three of
use were very excited. We had a week to adjust until we started to work
for Brian. Jean and I explored our recently
revealed attraction for each other. We each loved how we looked wearing
our hooks. We felt so sexy.
Brian was almost finished with the renovations to the
new AidStop and we started to help in setting up the store. It was so
nice to not have to live any part of our lives without our hooks or
stumps. Lisa loved the fact that she would not walk unaided. We used our
hooks to help set up the store. Lisa used her wheelchair in the store so
she could use her hands more easily. We loved being at the mall and
roaming around during our breaks. Everyone who worked there started to
get used to seeing two girls who just had hooks and no hands. Lisa
either crutched around or used her wheelchair. Of course we aided Brenda
when she needed help although she was learning the mall and could walk
around with her cane by herself. At home we never even thought about
using our hands. During the brief periods we had our stump sockets off
we never cheated. Lisa had to clip our fingernails once a week for us
since we absolutely couldn't do that with our hooks.
The store was wonderful. We had literally every
assistive aid possible. We stocked Foley catheters and other types of catheters
as well. Jean and I especially liked the display of terminal devices and
other supplies for arm amputees such as rubber bands and stump socks.
We had supplies for lower limb amputees as well. Brenda became familiar
with the display of aids for the visually handicapped as well. She spent
most of her time manning the phone since she couldn't do a lot in
Lisa became our expert in wheelchairs, crutches and
the various braces we stocked. Naturally she handled the catheter
section too. She would serve customers in that area and Jean and I would
help amputees. We all loved living and working as handicapped women.
The store finally opened and we had the opportunity to
help customers. Most just wanted things like sports braces or walkers
for the elderly. We were thrilled when a hook user finally came in. No one ever
suspected that we were not real arm amputees. Soon after we opened a
teenage girl came in with her mother. Her mother explained that she was a recent double above the
elbow arm amputee. She had regular AE hooks. We could tell that she was
very self conscious about her new hooks. Her mother was so happy that we
made the girl feel at ease since we each had our own pair of hooks. The
girl was just not used to being so handicapped and she hated the fact
that she would be like that for the rest of her life. Her name was Lynn.
"I just can't get used to these things," she said kind
of sobbing. "I hate my hooks. Everyone can see them unless I wear
long sleeves and pull them down to cover my hooks. I can't do things
"They are really not so bad," Jean said.
"But you to have elbows. You can do things I can't."
"Yes, but we can't do a lot of things either," I said.
"Hey, would you like to get something to eat with us on our break? I
"Well if it's okay with my mom," she replied.
Her mother agreed and said she had some shopping to do
and we would meet her in an hour. We went to the food court with Lynn
and ordered some burgers. We always had a knife and fork in our purses
to eat with. Lynn didn't. We had to cut up her food for her and she was
barely able to eat with a plastic fork. We watched as she struggled to
get the food to her mouth. She had articulating wrists and we gave her
some hints about tilting her hooks to make things easier.
"Tell your mom to always have a real metal knife and
fork for you. It is so much easier than plastic," Jean said.
"I still hate how hard it is to eat with these," Lynn
said referring to the pair of hooks she wore.
"It gets much easier with time and eventually you will
get along fine," I explained.
We returned to the store and met her mother.
"Lynn needs some stump socks," she said.
"Sure. We can show her what we have," Jean said.
We showed Lynn several styles and asked if she wanted
to try a pair on. She agreed. We went to a private fitting area and
helped her remove her top. She had on a sleeveless top that made it a
bit easier to get it off.
"I like long sleeves, but they are too hot sometimes.
I don't like people to see my arms," Lynn said.
"We know honey," I said. "Eventually you won't care as
We than helper her take her hooks off and then her
stump socks. She was wearing a nice bra and the look of her two lovely
naked little stumps was something else. I wondered if Jean was as turned
on as I was. We helped Lynn into a pair of new stump socks that fit her
very well. We helped her on with her hooks.
"These are really comfortable," she said. I want to
We helped Lynn put her top back on and went back
out to her mother. She paid for the new stump socks and took her old
"Thank you so much for spending time with Lynn. This
is the first time she has met someone with two hooks like she has. You
girls seem to be totally adjusted to being amputees," she said
That night Jean and I reflected on our encounter with
"Do think it would be cool to be an above the elbow
amputee?" Jean asked.
"Harder for sure, but if I ever had my arms amputated
I would have to consider that option," I said.
"Lynn did look good in her AE prosthesis, especially
wearing a sleeveless top. I liked the way she locked and unlocked her
elbows. I do feel bad for her since she hates being armless, not like
us," I added. "I don't know about you, but I really got turned on
when I saw her stumps. I would love to know how it feels to wiggle them
and not have anything below."
"I felt the same way," Jean said. That night I dreamed
about being just like Lynn.
The weeks went on and we really enjoyed being full
time hook users. We even had some devotees lurk around. The few
pretenders we had seemed more interested in braces than hooks. One guy
we discovered wanted braces made for his wife. She had agreed that if it
turned her husband on she would get a pair. She spent a lot of time
speaking to Lisa and agreed to HKAFOs. A few weeks later, after Bill had
set her up, she came in walking with crutches. She now wanted a
"My husband is so sexy if I have my braces on. I guess
all this is worth it. Sex has never been better. He wants me in a
wheelchair now," she explained.
Lisa showed her some wheelchairs and she decided on a
really expensive Quickie. We knew she was hiding some desire that her
husband had uncovered.
Bill did set up one guy with bilateral hooks. We never
revealed that we were pretenders. We figured that the illusion was
better for him. He came in wearing his hooks and said that we were the
most beautiful girls he had ever met.
"I bet it's our hooks," Jean said.
"You two look so great with your hooks," he said. "Oh
gosh I am really sorry. For me it's a turn on, but you two have to
use hooks for real."
If he only knew. Most customers just had minor
disabilities and needed walkers or crutches. Brenda was always happy to
help the visually impaired. It was sad to see a little girl who was
totally blind come in to get a new talking watch, She used her cane so
naturally and seemed not to have the least problem not being able to
see. She got so excited listening to the watches tell the time. We
chatted with her mother.
"It all started two years ago when Kim came down with
the disease. Six months later she had to use a cane to get around except
at home." she explained. "Six months ago she lost the last bit of light
perception. She told me she is much happier now that she knows things
can't get any worse. Having a little bit of sight was difficult since
she tried to make things out and couldn't. She is amazing and has
accepted that she will never see again. I can't believe how well she is
The days turned into weeks and the three of us loved
working at AidStop. We were now completely accustomed to living full
time wearing our hooks and never using our hands. Lisa had not taken
even one step without braces. She told us she was not sure she could
actually walk unaided anymore. She suspected her leg muscles were
atrophying and that if she tried to stand unaided she couldn't.
Our hands were no better off. Since we had them curled
up just about 24 hours a day we found that we couldn't open them without
considerable pain. Eventually we couldn't open them at all. Perhaps it
was time to consider taking up Brian on his offer to pay for surgery and
become real arm amputees. The only question was at what level to have
our amputations. All three of us knew that we wanted our disabilities to
be real and permanent. We loved living the way we were. Jean and I we
totally committed to each other at this point and Lisa had a new
boyfriend. He was not disabled and we suspected he was a devotee.
Read the conclusion,
"No Going Back."