'After 22 years of pain, I had my leg amputated'

'After 22 years of pain, I had my leg amputated'
 

Removing part of a leg was probably the most difficult decision Claire Blackburn has ever had to make. Especially as it was not medically necessary.
But the mum-of-four could not hold her children's hands, she could not push their pushchairs, she could not even walk into the living room holding a cup of tea.
"There were lots of things like that that were getting to me," recalled the 37-year-old. "I had tried everything."
Claire badly injured her leg as a 12-year-old jumping into what she thought was a deep stretch of river on Dartmoor.
But water levels were low - and... read more

 
30 May 2018 in Regional, Views: 48
Source: BBC
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