One woman decided to have her leg cut off, although her family asked her not to do it after becoming so aware of it after receiving cancer treatment.
Tattoo artist Lisa Scheer was diagnosed with bone cancer in her right leg at the age of 12.
The doctors were able to remove the tumor and save her life, and after more than two years of chemotherapy, she was finally given the all-clear.
But Lisa’s bones in her leg were thin, weak, and stiff due to the damage caused by the cancer, and had to be rebuilt with titanium.
For 14 years Lisa had difficulty walking and even had to use a stick. Because of the persistent pain, she even developed severe depression.
The 29-year-old from Duisburg knew that drastic measures had to be taken to change her life for the better.
After chatting with numerous amputees on social media, Lisa became convinced that having her leg cut off was the best option for her, despite her family and friends trying to convince her not to.
She even lost a close friendship who couldn’t understand why she decided to have her leg removed.
In November 2016, Lisa had a three-hour operation to have her right leg amputated above the knee.
Although Lisa initially suffers from phantom leg pain, in which the brain convinces the body that there is pain in the amputated limb, she believes that removing her leg was the best decision of her life as it eliminates the chronic pain and depression she had previously suffered.
Lisa was fitted with a new prosthetic leg and had to quickly learn to walk again over the next 12 months.
Her prosthesis has now given her a new confidence and she would like to show it off in her sexy snapshots.
She said, “Cancer came as a surprise and without warning. It turned our lives upside down and was particularly difficult for my mother and father.
“But after fourteen years with a very thin, weak, and stiff leg, I didn’t want it anymore.
“I hated my leg and had a lot of depression because of the look and pain it caused.
“I wanted to change, but the doctors kept telling me that nothing could be done.
“One day in 2017 I had the idea of an amputation and when I told my doctor I was surprised when he agreed that this might be a viable option.
“After speaking to many amputees on the internet, I quickly decided it was right for me.”
She added, “Having my leg amputated was like being reborn. I wanted change for so many years and finally it was there.
“I haven’t lost my leg, I’ve gained a new life.”
Lisa now wants to share her new love for her body and hopes that her unique tattooed look will one day land her on the cover of a magazine. something that has been a dream of hers since childhood.
“Modeling was a dream of mine from a young age,” said Lisa.
“Before my amputation, I was very good at hiding my right leg in photos.
“Since my surgery, I’ve gained a lot of confidence through modeling and I’ve really discovered passion in it.
“I want to show that everyone can be beautiful. Since my amputation, I’ve finally learned to love my own body.
“Hopefully I can convey that through my modeling, because there is nothing more important than self-love.”