When Kristil Loyall told her doctor she wanted to keep her foot, he thought she was joking.
In 2011, 25-year-old Loyall noticed that her pinky toe was going numb and after numerous doctor's visits and surgery to have a bump removed from her foot, doctors told her she had cancer in her foot and lower leg in April.
She'd have to have it amputated just a week later and asked her doctor if she could get her foot back.
Hey guys, thanks for following! Just to answer a few questions really quick:
1. Yes, these really are the bones that were in my foot before it was amputated.
2. @skullsunlimited degreased, whitened, and articulated them for me
3. All I had to do to get my foot back was sign a few forms and constantly remind all hospital staff that I wanted it back and not to dispose of it. I had the amputation back on April 22 of this year and got to pick my foot up from pathology about a month later. (When I picked it up it still had flesh and everything. They took it out of the formalin, put it in a biohazard bag, and sent me on my way)
Again, thanks for following. Feel free to share with friends. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to share my story, and my twisted humor that came from it ♡
#amputee #skeleton #foot #fuckcancer
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"I just started taking it to places and putting in it funny positions so I could make a joke about. - It makes me feel better to be able to look on the funny side of things and make other people laugh as well. Everything that comment's says really kind things," Loyall said.