Lorraine Brewin was admitted to hospital for a routine varicose vein surgery, during surgery a main vein was severed and complications following that led to her having her left leg amputated.
Lorraine said: "I just thought I'd be in that day, home in the afternoon and in a week or so returning to work. I never envisioned that I'd end up like this, it's something that never entered my head.
"Everything's changed, you become dependent on the people around you."
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