A man who lost part of his lower leg after being pinned against the wall of a Market Harborough store by a car, spoke this week about the long road to recovery.
Photographic sales manager Kevin Hall (52) has had his lower right leg amputated and ‘died’ three times on the operating table after the collision, off Rockingham Road, on Sunday, May 10, at Welland Valley Feeds/The Furniture Barn.
“I’ve just been down to the hospital to have a mould made for my new leg,” he told the Mail this week.
He added: “I have my wheelchair now, but I’m still on quite a lot of painkillers.
“I have to try to remember to plan ahead if I want to do anything. Nothing’s back to normal yet.
“I have low moments, but I’m generally good. I’ve got to get back to a routine, but there’s a few challenges to come. My life for the next few months will be a series of challenges, and today (Monday) was a big milestone.”
Mr Hall, who used to live in Fleckney and went to school in Kibworth and Robert Smyth school, Market Harborough, had been visiting Rockingham Road on a shopping trip from his present home in Aylestone, Leicester, when the accident happened. He says he owes his life to the emergency services.
“I can’t thank them enough,” Mr Hall said.
He is also full of praise for his physiotherapy team, so vital now to his recovery.
He’s doing some light work for his employers, Jane Stapleton School Photography, and he managed to get to the first home match of his beloved Leicester City FC on Saturday.
“I want to get to the point where most of the time, people won’t notice,” said Mr Hall. “I’m told it will take a couple of years of rehabilitation.”