DAILY LIVING & MOBILITY

Lego of my leg

Amputee

Marc Cronin

Be positive

My name is Marc Cronin. I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at the age of 29 and was put on medication to combat the illness. After a year of being diagnosed I had to have 2 operations on my eyes (vitrectomy) and had a bad foot ulcer. The ulcer went undiagnosed and I had to have my toes amputated. The surgery didn't go as planned and over a year and a half later I developed eqiunos in my foot (foot and ankle turned in and fused in 1 position). I was given a 50/50 chance of the corrective surgery working and due to the complications of what had happened previously I decided to start again with a new leg. The photo is me with my lego leg which me and my daughter decided to build while I wait for my real prosthetic to be made. Since having the amputation I have felt so positive and I say that all the negativity was cut out when my leg was cut off. Amputation might not be the right choice for everyone in my position, but it definitely was for me.

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