I was transferred to the main ward and in the April had my legs amputated below the knee. A further four operations followed on my hands, including a skin graft, which has left me with one full finger and half a finger on my left hand.
In the June I was moved to the local hospital to complete my recovery, and it was there that I had
prosthetic legs fitted and when I left in the August I was walking with a frame.
After being in bed so long it was so liberating to stand and sit and to be on the same level as other people. It is slow progress but I am so lucky to have the support of my family and wonderful friends. John has had to take on all the domestic chores and I am teaching him how to cook.
I have to continue with many visits to hospital for physiotherapy, occupational therapy, the hand clinic and prosthetics.
But having come through this battle, I am now determined to do something to help, so am working with MRF to help raise awareness and money so that others do not have to go through the same ordeal.