I was 19 years old studying Physical Education in my 2nd year at University, planning to join the RAF as a PTI, when I was diagnosed with bone cancer. I underwent several painful operations and had 6 months of chemotherapy. To my disbelief I discovered less than 12 months later it had all been a mistake and I had never had cancer. I eventually had to have my right leg amputated above the knee. It took me 8 years to successfully sue South Birmingham Health Authority.