A former lawyer had to amputate her legs after waking up to find worms crawling between the sores around her ankles.
Victoria Abbott-Flemming, now in her forties, thought she only suffered minor cuts and bruises after falling sets of concrete stairs.
His leg was so infected that it swelled up to triple the size and had weeping ulcers that smelled like "rotten flesh".
Victoria's conditions became so severe that one morning she woke up to find the worms swimming in her wounds.
He told Wales Online: "I screamed the house.
" There were thousands. I felt physically sick. I felt dirty, as if I had rotten meat.
"It's stinking in the high sky, you could smell me a hundred yards away … I just cried and cried."
Victoria admitted that at her lowest point she thought of suicide because she could not bear the pain or the smell.
At the end of 2006, doctors decided to amputate the right leg below the knee when Victoria was 27 years old.
Her condition has also prevented her from having children because the medicines she requires would have serious effects on the fetus. Survive with 57 tablets a day to treat pain.
Victoria's life seemed perfect when she was 24, having just passed the bar exam and got a job as head of the college court.
She was called to the bar, but decided to hold a law level in a college of higher education before starting her Pupilage, which is the required training before anyone can start practicing as a lawyer.
Victoria was 24 when she slipped and fell down the concrete stairs at Cheadle and Marple Sixth Form College in Stockport in 2003.
At the time she thought it was just a small fall, but when she got up she he realized he was hurt.