New Heels Caused Blisters Which Led To Leg Amputation
Pretty hurts. A 37-year old woman had to have her leg amputated due to blisters caused by wearing five-inch heels at a Christmas party.
She Wore Her New Heels For Hours, Even If They Were Pinching
Lorraine Burnett loves to go out and party in high heels, but she never expected the new one that she bought especially for a 2008 Christmas party would cost her her leg. She attended a party in her home town of Dunfermline, Scotland, dancing all night, even if the heels were pinching.
When she got home, she noticed a painful blister on her left foot, Evening Telegraph reported. "Being a carer, I knew what I needed to do - just clean it and dress it," Burnett said. "But after a week, it was so painful so I went to the doctors and was prescribed antibiotics. I really thought they would help as it just seemed like a bad wound."
She was soon unable to walk properly and had to cut back duties at work. Two years later, she had suffered repeated infections which won't go away. She got devastating news from her doctors that there was nothing else they could do and her lower leg would have to be amputated.
Burnett Suspects Her Diabetes May Have Played A Role
In November 2010, Burnett underwent a five-hour-long surgery to remove her lower leg. The process affected her daily life, saying, "I had to give up my job, which was heartbreaking. I couldn't believe how much my life has changed over a couple of years. I'd gone from someone who liked to go out all the time - a real party girl who enjoyed the good life - to pretty completely housebound."
Burnett also said that she suspects her Type 2 diabetes may have played a role in the repeat infections that caused the amputation of her leg. She hopes to raise funds for a new, realistic and more comfortable leg via her GoFundMe page.
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