Anyone who has this bizarre wish to have limbs amputated should meet my younger sister (aged 25) and ask her what it's like to live without legs!
My sister had meningococcal meningitis as a baby and spent her first 3 years at James W. Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis, IN
, fighting for her life. Gangrene set in all over her body, destroying most of her skin and face. Doctors finally had to amputate both her legs above the knee, along with some fingers on her right hand, as well as removing most of her skin and grafting new skin on. Her mother gave her up for adoption, and she was adopted at age 3 by our large family (of almost 10 kids at the time; at that time I was the youngest, at age 8, and had been adopted at age 3).
She tried artificial legs for years, but they wore at her stumps, so she now gets around totally by wheelchair. She drives a modified truck (with hand controls and a wheelchair box on top of the vehicle). However, she has had the courage and determination to get her way and get around! She's now in college and wants to work someday with children in a children's hospital.
It's not easy for her! This was definitely not her choice.
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made... (Psalm 139:14)