MSNBC is reporting that a woman who had her left leg amputated after surgery, a procedure she didn’t want to undergo, will have the chance to get a new one, after a woman on the Internet wrote a post saying the woman needed the new leg.
The woman, who spoke on condition of anonymity to protect her privacy, said she had surgery at the University of Minnesota in 2016 and was told to have it done at the end of 2018, but she decided to have the procedure performed at a different hospital.
She said the new surgery, performed on July 1, would be “the biggest one” she’s had.
The new leg will allow her to move her right leg, and her right knee will also be able to move forward, she said.
The original woman, she says, is a “perfect example” of what happens when a woman wants a leg that she’s never wanted to have, and the surgery was an “easy way” to do that.
She was looking forward to being able to walk again.
In the post, the woman said she was in pain, but said it was a “necessary pain” and the pain was caused by an infection.
She said she felt she could take a few more steps on her leg and was excited about getting the new one.
The post has been shared more than 100,000 times and has been viewed more than 2 million times.
The procedure was not the only surgery that she would have to have if she wanted to get the leg back.
She also had a hip replacement, which is what the woman says she was looking for, and was supposed to have done in 2018, though the post said she never heard from her again.
A spokesperson for the Minneapolis Clinic said the surgery is not related to the leg she had and that it is not necessary for her to have surgery.
She noted that the knee, as well as the hip, are also part of her own health and that they’re not necessary.