The doctor said he wanted me to consider a below knee amputation and I would probably never walk again. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing, that I had cancer and might not walk again. After I left his office, I cried and cried and cried. I cried for my family. I cried for my kids, Laura and Sean; I cried for my husband Mark; I cried for my beautiful Mum and I cried for the leg I was going to lose that had been with me all of my life. After I did all that crying, I decided I was going to do this. I was going to beat this monster and I was going to walk again.
Life has never been the same since I lost my leg to cancer; we all take having two legs for granted. I do things a lot slower, but there is nothing I can’t do with my new leg. When I was just finishing my third course of chemo treatment, I went scuba diving. I swim in circles, but who cares (haha!). I look at the sky more, I listen to the birds sing and feel the grass between my toes on my good foot. Life is grand and so is being alive!
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