I’m on a cocktail of pretty intense drugs. The ones I take in the morning make me feel nauseous and sleepy.
To distract me Mum announces it’s time for my first outing.
It’s the first time I have been out at the local shopping centre in a wheelchair and I feel a little nervous. What if I see someone I know? I’m also wearing pants which makes my missing leg all the more visible but it’s comfy and that’s what matters most right now.
To combat the problem of my leg aching when sitting down I buy one of those neck pillows people wear on plans or trains. It works a treat and I can sit in the wheelchair as long as I like.
It’s the first time I have been shopping without my leg hurting. Now the shops I visit are not limited due to how far I can walk.
It gives me hope for life with my new leg.