Mum with no legs could have arm removed

Toni Trott is waiting for adaptions to her Southwick home, she has been in a wheelchair for two years. She does not have a stair lift, access to a shower or bathroom and cannot get out of her front door.

Toni Trott is waiting for adaptions to her Southwick home, she has been in a wheelchair for two years. She does not have a stair lift, access to a shower or bathroom and cannot get out of her front door.

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A MUM who had both legs amputated is facing the terrifying prospect of having her arm removed as well.

Toni Trott, 47, from Southwick, had most of her legs removed in the space of a year because of a serious cardio-vascular disease.

Further operations could be imminent as the disease may have spread to her arm and further up her legs.

“I feel like I’m backward and forward to the hospital as I’ve just had another four inches taken off one of my legs,” she said.

“I will tell them they cannot take any more off because next it will be my hip.

“He wanted to take off up to my hip last time, but I told him no.

“I cannot just keep letting them cut away.

“I’m in a terrible position and I don’t know how long I would have if I do say no to the operation.

“One of my arms is also starting to act up, so I have had scans on that.

“I’m waiting to hear back from the surgeon, but it’s the same thing that happened to my legs so it feels like everything is going wrong.

“It scares me that they might want to take my arm off as well.”

Toni, who has been left a “prisoner in her home”, relies on her children to look after her and two of her daughters are with her on a daily basis.

She has also received no help in adapting her home since she spoke to the Echo last September, which means she is still unable to have a shower.

She said: “I have still not got my shower or anything put in and it’s been two years since the first operation.

“I also have still not got a ramp at the front of my house and I can’t access the one at the back because there is a step.

“I’m trapped in my own home. If there was a fire here I would not be able to get out.

“The week after I was in the Echo in September a surveyor came out, but I have not heard anything since.

“I know other people get them done so I don’t know why I have not.

“I have to get a bed bath from my daughters and it’s really ridiculous.”

The mother-of-five says the only reason she is coping is because of the support of her family.

She said: “My family are coping just about, but they are going mad as well.

“One of my daughters has just had a baby and the other has got a new job, but they still have to help me every day.

“It’s my family that gets me through and means I can cope.

“I’m lucky because I have a good network of friends and neighbours who help me and support me.”

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