Mom's Legs Turn Black, She Almost Dies From A Small Cut In Her Bikini Area

Every once in a while, a story comes down the pike that’s a combination of shocking, frightening and almost unbelievable. This is one of those stories, and the woman at the center of it is lucky to be alive.

Dana Sedgewick was conducting a simple personal grooming task, and that would set off a series of unfortunate events that would see the woman on her deathbed and in jeopardy of completely losing both of her legs.

As the Independent Journal Review shares, the mother of three from the UK was shaving her bikini area when she nicked herself. That little nick led to a whole host of problems, as Sedgewick explains.

“I felt unwell and noticed a little pimple on my groin which kept bleeding. I didn't think anything of it as I often got a rash from shaving. Little did I know that this tiny pimple would almost cost me my life,” she said.

Sedgewick really started to feel horrible soon thereafter, and she wound up in the doctor’s office. The doctor sent her home with some antibiotics, but that didn’t help at all.

In fact, she got much worse. She would quickly develop a rash on her legs, and before she knew it they turned black. Sedgewick wound up going into shock, and she was rushed to the hospital from that point.

“It was touch-and-go as to whether I'd make it,” she recalls.

Turns out that the mom had come down with necrotising fasciitis, which is a flesh-eating bacteria that had swiftly spread through her body. Her skin had essentially rotted, and she wound up undergoing a marathon 10-hour surgery.

“When I woke up my legs were covered in bandages and I had no idea what happened. But when the surgeon asked me if I remembered shaving, I suddenly recalled trimming my bikini line,” Sedgewick says.

The surgery led to even more problems, as Sedgewick would develop sepsis and suffer kidney failure. She was placed in a medically-induced coma, and it was estimated that she only had a 30-percent chance of pulling through.

If she did survive, there was a good chance that she would lose both of her legs.

Amazingly, Sedgewick was able to pull through, but that wasn’t the end of her troubles. She’s had 21 surgeries to date, but she’s now able to move her legs again with the help of crutches.

“It was horrific. All of my muscles had rotted away, and I had a crater near my groin. But I knew it could have been much, much worse. I could have easily lost my legs, or worse, died,” Sedgewick said.

Despite her horrifying ordeal, Sedgewick has managed to keep things in perspective. She’s chosen to go with an optimistic outlook about her plight, and she’s doing her best to keep her spirits up by making sure her sense of humor stays intact.

“It's incredible to think a tiny shaving spot could have killed me. I had a very close shave indeed,” Sedgewick added.

Source: Independent Journal Review
Photos: HotSpot Media via Daily Mail

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