She had to have her leg amputated.
Kirsty Stockton, from St Helens, US, told how she was left without a limb due to sepsis after stepping on a office button.
She had to have her right leg amputated after contracting a life-threatening infection. And then, as Kirsty learned to live with her disability, she was diagnosed with a brain tumor. About this writes Liverpool Echo.
She stepped on the button in August 2018 and was rushed to hospital five days later after developing sepsis.
In the process of fighting a life-threatening infection, doctors were forced to amputate a 37-year-old woman’s right leg below the knee.
The mental health volunteer stayed at the hospital until October of that year, but returned home to find herself struggling to adjust to her “new world”.
She said: “I had very low self-esteem and confidence. People picked on me because I was now disabled in the big world – which I didn’t accept for a long time. It was like grief, and grief was the hardest part. Even now, four years later, I’m still struggling with it.”
But there was another blow for Kirsty when she was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2021.
“I had seizures while in isolation and ended up in the hospital. The tumor was even easier to deal with. The whole experience was like losing the old way of life I had before – now it’s completely different. Of course, I’m more grateful when I wake up. It took something so drastic to make me realize how precious life is. Tomorrow is not promised to anyone,” she added.
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