What an inspirational lady!
It is so nice to see a story about someone who has gone through something so difficult and has come out the other side a stronger person.
It certainly puts things in perspective - a lot of us do tend to fret about the small stuff and stories like this remind us that people face huge challenges every day. We shouldn't take for granted what we have and if you do lose something, you can still find something positive in your experience.
It took ten days to be diagnosed with a strain of meningitis that causes blood poisoning. I also had disseminated intravascular coagulation - a severe version of the rash associated with meningitis. It caused my blood vessels to haemorrhage and bleed under the skin, looking at like bruising and then turning black as my circulation shut down. My extremities were worst affected and it resulted in necrosis on my face and limbs. I lost the bottom half of my nose and almost all of my lips. The flesh on the bottom half of my legs and small areas of my arms, hands and feet had to be removed and the surviving skin on my limbs is criss-crossed with burn like scars. Tendons, muscles and nerves were also damaged so I have been left disfigured and with mobility and dexterity problems.