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Weʼre raising £10,000 to Pay for my left below knee amputation to help me end 5 years of pain and get me back to work as an NHS Registered Nurse.

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5 years ago I had an operation on my left foot to correct 4 hammer toes. Since then I have been in cronic pain. I have had 6 surgeries in total. 5 on my foot and 1 on my abdomen. I am in pain all of the time. I used to be an athlete. I ran, cycled, climbed, hiked, played tennis....basically my life was very active. I was also training to compete in triathlons. I worked full time as a Nurse, and life was great. Since the surgery i am unable to do any of these things. I cant even walk. I am facing a life on crutches and using a wheel chair. A below knee amputation could give me my life back. Giving me essentially a new foot and getting rid of one that causes so much pain that i cant sleep, work, socialise, work, live. Ive been taking Tramadol and Morphine for 5 years now, which come with their own risks and have cause me to have bowel and stomach problems as well. This is not how my life is supposed to be. I am a registered nurse and i have been off work for around 3 years out of 5. This has held up my career immensely. Ive watched people I qualified 12 years ago with progress and have a great career. When i can work, ive had to reduce my hours dramatically and can only do certain jobs, but even then i end up going home crying in pain.
I cannot keep living like this. Being in pain all of the time is exhausting. My foot is exhausting. It rules my whole life.
This surgery could give my back the chance of a normal life. Not one debilitated by pain. I would rather have a prosthesis that means i can walk and work again, than a foot that causes pain and immobility.
I do not have the funds to pay for my surgery. I am currently facing the fact that i may loose my Job as a Nurse. My sick pay is about to run out which means that we could loose our home as well.
All of the funds raised will go to paying for my surgery. Any left will go towards a running prosthetic and abling devices like a light wheelchair.
Please help if you can. Thankyou so much for reading my story.

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  • Lexi Alyx Chambers2 months ago
    Lexi Alyx Chambers

    Lexi Alyx Chambers

    2 months ago

    Went to Dorset Orthopaedic today and met Prosthetist Matt Hughes. He was really helpful and supportive. I got to see sockets that i can have and how they work. He had a look at my foot. I diddnt realise that i cant flex it at all! I have some Doctors to contact who he thinks would help me. He gave me lots of pre and post op advice too.

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  • Lexi Alyx Chambers2 months ago
    Lexi Alyx Chambers

    Lexi Alyx Chambers

    2 months ago

    Hi there. Im off to Dorset Orthopaedic tomorrow to meet with Dr Matthew Hughes to talk about my surgery. Really excited and nervous. Thankyou to all of you for your ongoing support. 😁

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  • Lexi Alyx Chambers2 months ago
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    2 months ago
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    Thankyou so much to all of my friends and family who have donated towards my surgery. Please keep sharing. 💜

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Page last updated on: 8/22/2018 8:22 AM

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10

  • Sylvia

    Sylvia

    Aug 22, 2018

    Your bravery is epic. I wish you that this nightmare will end very soon

    £20.00

  • Andy Bealing

    Andy Bealing

    Jul 30, 2018

    £20.00

  • Debbie Coles

    Debbie Coles

    Jul 30, 2018

    Good luck Lexi xxx

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 27, 2018

    Good luck and sorry to hear Krisztina xx

    £10.00

  • Jo Speer

    Jo Speer

    Jul 21, 2018

    Fingers and toes 😜 crossed you get to your target very soon

    £100.00

  • Heather

    Heather

    Jul 19, 2018

    I am so in awe of your bravery and resilience. I wish I could help more. I hope you raise the funds you need for your surgery. Lots of love xx

    £10.00

  • Jaq Athorn

    Jaq Athorn

    Jul 18, 2018

    I feel sad that you're having to resort to this mate. Big hug xx

    £10.00

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Lexi Alyx Chambers

Lexi Alyx Chambers

Exeter, UK

Hi. I am a registered nurse and wildlife artist living in Exeter, Devon. I used to be very active, with many sports like, running, cycling, hiking, climbing, tennis, badminton. I would do any sport. Now i am permenantly on crutches and cannot do any sport or work and am in pain.

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