A woman has chosen to cut her leg, despite her family pleading with her not to, after she became so self-conscious about it after cancer treatment.
Tattoo artist Lisa Scheer developed bone cancer in her right leg at the age of 12.
Doctors were able to remove the tumor and save her life, and with more than two years of chemotherapy, she finally got everything clear.
But Lisa’s bones in her leg remained thin, weak, and stiff from the damage the cancer had caused, and had to be rebuilt with titanium.
Lisa struggled to walk for 14 years and even had to use a cane and even developed severe depression because of the persistent pain.
The 29-year-old from Duisburg, Germany, knew that drastic measures had to be taken to change her life for the better.
After talking to countless amputees on social media, Lisa was convinced cutting her leg off was the best option for her, despite her family and friends trying to convince her not to.
She even lost a close friendship that couldn’t understand why she chose to have her leg removed.
In November 2016, Lisa underwent three-hour surgery to amputate her right leg above the knee.
Despite initially suffering from phantom leg pain, a condition where the brain convinces the body that there is pain in the amputated limb, Lisa believes removing her leg was the best decision of her life as it was the chronic pain and depression. what she suffered from before.
Lisa received a new leg prosthesis and had to quickly learn to walk again for the next 12 months.
Her prosthesis has now renewed her confidence and she is eager to show it off in her sexy snaps.
She said: “The cancer came as a surprise and without warning. It turned our lives upside down and it was especially difficult for my mom and dad.
“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 its appearance and also the pain it caused.
“I wanted change, but doctors told me over and over that there was nothing that could be done.
“One day in 2017 I got the idea of amputation and when I told my doctor I was surprised when he agreed that it could be a viable option.
“I made a quick decision after talking to many amputees on the internet that this was the right choice.”
She added, “Getting my leg amputated was like being born again. For so many years I wanted change and finally it was there.
“I didn’t lose my leg, I got a new life.”
Lisa is now eager to share her newfound love for her body and hopes her unique tattooed look will one day land her on the cover of a magazine; something that has always been a dream of hers since she was a little girl.
“Modeling has been a dream of mine from an early age,” said Lisa.
“Before my amputation, I was very good at hiding my right leg in photos.
“Since my surgery, I have gained a lot of self-confidence through modeling and have discovered real passion in it.
“I want to show that everyone can be beautiful. Since my amputation I have finally learned to love my own body.
“Hopefully I can convey that through my modeling, because there is nothing more important than self-love.”