Stephen Ray from Cumbernauld, Scotland, was driving in May 2017.
– It all started with scraping my knuckles while I was working on the car. Stephen says, after cleaning the wound, I didn’t think about it anymore.
But the next month, his right arm swollen. He went to the hospital where it was found that he had sepsis.
Sepsis, formerly known as septicemia, is a serious and potentially life-threatening condition. Sepsis means that The infection affects the whole body It causes important organs such as the heart, lungs, brain, and kidneys to not function properly.
“Sepsis took my arm”
Stephen’s health deteriorated in the coming months and years.
– She died about three times, says Stephen.
He fell into a medical coma in January 2020 after suffering another infection. When he woke up from it two weeks later, he was shocked.
– They amputated my right forearm, says Stephen.
Doctors tried to save the rest of his right arm, but in May of this year they discovered necrosis, necrosis and calluses. Stephen was told that his best chance of survival was to have his entire arm amputated.
My choice was never to see my children and my wife again, or to have my arm amputated. There was nothing else to do, Stephen says, so I asked the doctors to remove it.
One Collection So Stephen can get an advanced arm prosthesis.
“The sepsis took my arm,” Stephen wrote on the group’s website. He continues:
“Prosthetics will help me lead a normal life again.”
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