My wife asks every year what I want for my birthday, and, being a car enthusiast, I always tell something for my old Camaro. But this year, I shocked her with an unusual request. Being a recent leg amputee, I asked for a new set of crutches to replace the barely adequate ones the hospital gave me. They should come today, my birthday. I think she is making me a chocolate cake also. I am a very lucky guy to have her.