“This is a big deal”: Dentist who lost her leg for two years to an aggressive tumor says it’s not over
The dental surgeon who lost his right leg to an invasive cancer was given a three-month stay at a rehabilitation center for his recovery, and is now planning a trip to see his family.
Dr. Richard Lutz told ABC News in an exclusive interview that the treatment he received has not left him feeling alone.
Dr., who had undergone a bone marrow transplant, had a bone tumor removed in late May.
It was initially thought to be benign, but when it grew into a mass, Dr. Lutz had to undergo surgery and two months of radiation treatments.
His left leg, which was amputated in 2014, has been completely rebuilt.
He now lives at the Tampa General Hospital in the Tampa Bay area.
But his right arm and hand were also amputated, and his left foot has also been reconstructed, but he is still in pain.
He said that in the weeks since his leg was amputation, he has been in constant pain and has to take medication to control his pain.
While Dr. Paul Lutz says he has not been able to enjoy the same freedom that he had with his leg, he is determined to get back to work.
His first trip is scheduled for next month.