We were contacted by Stewart, who had recently undergone a below knee amputation. This wasn’t a decision he came to lightly, but after years of intense and unremitting pain caused by ulcers in his ankle and foot, numerous hospital stays and enforced weeks off work he, with the support and encouragement of his family and fiancée, decided enough was enough and to have the operation.
Stewart has written a diary of the lead up to his amputation and thought it might be helpful to other people in the same situation and facing similar decisions to share it. It can be a very lonely time when you have to make choices that can be life-changing not just for you but for the people you love, and sometimes just knowing that other people have been there and you’re not alone can be reassuring.
Our thanks to Stewart for his thoughtful contribution and our very best wishes for a speedy recovery and for his ongoing journey towards his first steps on his new prosthetic foot.
Please click HERE to read Stewart’s personal diary.