Leg amputation: Rachel Māia

Leg amputation: Rachel Māia

January 21, 2020 8 By Jose Scott


So we’re about two hours from admission into hospital and we’re about four hours from theatre. So I’ll fall asleep, my leg will be there and then
*finger snaps It won’t be there. Very strange process. You’ve been seen by the surgeon, they’ll take you into theatre, they’ll administer whatever anisthetic you and the surgeon have discussed.
Two hours is what you’re scheduled for on the table The first thing you’ll realise is that you’ll be in recovery. One that I came across that I sorta like to start with, was the idea of a breakup letter to you leg, You know, like, “we’ve had some good times but this is really not working out for me.” But I think as I’ve moved closer and closer to today, I felt like it’s not really about saying goodbye to a part of me It’s more being a journey of discovery Oh, come on It’s gonna be good I can be proud of who I am in my weak moments and in my strong moments, and I feel like that’s what today is, is me just acknowledging that I’m really proud of everything I’ve done with the leg, and I’m gonna be proud of where I go without it. Hey Quillin’s here to see me Mum’s leg is cool.
Mr 8, so we’ve been just sort of getting used to it aye? Putting your hands all around it. You want to try that? It’s warm, and smooth.