This Man Thought He Had A Common Cold. But His Condition Was So Severe He Had His Limbs Removed

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Alex Lewis was a 33-year-old man coasting through life when suddenly everything changed. One minute he was coming down with a cold, and the next he was being rushed into hospital. That’s when doctors told his partner to prepare for the worst.

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Back in 2013 Alex Lewis and his partner Lucy lived in Stockbridge, U.K., with their three-year-old son Sam. At the time, the couple ran a gastropub together, but in November of that year something momentous happened which stopped them in their tracks.

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Alex, who was 33 at the time, could usually be found enjoying a drink with friends or playing a round of golf, but he began to feel unwell with symptoms of a cold. Considering that little Sam was also under the weather, Lucy passed her partner’s illness off as a bad bout of “man flu.”

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