Thirty eight-year-old Heather Abbott, a Boston Marathon bombing victim, has just undergone a below the knee amputation on her left leg.
When she can be expected to be forlorn, this marathon bombing victim has surprised everyone by being positive and in high spirits. "I really haven't had a moment yet of being devastated," she said.
She attributed her positivism to the support she has received from family, friends and others who have helped her through this life-altering phase.
She had the choice to keep her injured left foot, but it would have been shorter than her right leg and may have also given her a lot of pain.
But she felt she will be in better shape with a prosthetic. "It certainly was a difficult decision but when I weighed the pros and cons I think this was the best decision for me," she said.
According to the expectations of doctors, she could be walking on a temporary prosthetic within six weeks and in four to six months she could begin using a permanent prosthetic device.
Ending on a positive note Abbott said, "I really think I'm going to be able to live my life in a normal way."