Cheers all, a few months ago I had my right leg amputated below the knee due to a long and drawn out battle with an infection. Anyway, I'm back on two feet as I now have a prosthetic leg, and I have no intention of giving up drumming. However, without the ability to independently move my foot at the ankle, it has adversely affected my kick drum playing. I can play simpler beats with no problem, but I don't know if I'll ever improve over that. I am curious if anyone else has had to deal with a situation like this and how they might have overcome the inherent problems playing a kick drum?