Jayne Carpenter had to be amputated from four body parts because of sepsis (photo: Caters)

A former nurse considered suicide and asked her husband to leave after losing four members as a result of sepsis.

Jayne Carpenter, 51, lost both her legs, left arm and four fingers when she was touched by the infection that developed from a simple cough.

The doctors thought that she could have pneumonia until she fell into a coma and told her husband that she would die at less than a quadruple amputation.

But although she has her "dark moments," Jayne has promised to walk again and wants to raise £ 265,000 for a set of artificial limbs.

Jayne said, "It's completely devastating and life has changed. You never foresee that sepsis will happen to you.

"It upset my world.

"I did not let him defeat me, but I get my dark moments."

Jayne talked about losing her limbs on World Sepsis Day (Photo: Caters)

Jayne's disease began in April 2016 when she developed a greasy cough.

She said, "I had a very bad cough and I spat out dark phlegm.

"I was getting worse and I just thought it was a virus.

"The next day, I woke up and felt breathless and could not walk.

"I thought it was a cough, as a nurse, I thought it was something quite banal, so I did not want to do stories."

When she saw her GP, Jayne was advised to go to A & E, but the doctors were not convinced that it would be a deadly sepsis.

After nine weeks of fighting for her, she had to have her limbs removed, which left her feeling suicidal and "pained" for the body she had before.

Jayne must have four fingers, her left arm under her elbow and her two legs amputated (photo: Caters)
She was told that she would die if she did not have amputation, but she struggled to cope with the loss of autonomy (Photo: Caters)

Although she was told that she was lucky to be alive, the former nurse had to change careers and now works part-time as a medical practitioner. para- legal.

She is struggling to cope with the loss of her independence and even told her husband, Robert, that he could leave her whenever he wanted.

"Three years later and I really struggled, I thought my life could not improve beyond what it is now," she said.

"There have been three times this year when I'm about to end my life, it's horrible.

"It's like a process of mourning, I was grieved for the life I once had and the ability to do a lot of the little things you take for granted, like being able to swim.

"I can not put my own jewelry, I rely on my husband to put on my shoes, it removes my femininity.

"I try to do everything I can but I have to ask Robert to do a lot of things, he's a real rocker.

Jayne raises funds for prosthetic members who could help regain some of her independence after being cared for by her husband Robert (photo: Caters)

"I said to my husband, you can go and he said," I married you not for your arms nor for your legs but because I love you. "

Jayne, from Merthyr Tydfil in South Wales, decided to speak on World Sepsis Day (Friday) to raise public awareness of the disease.

She is currently raising £ 265,000 on GoFundMe for an ossio-integration operation that will see a pair of state-of-the-art prosthetics equip each of her legs.

She said, "We try to live life as normally as possible, but life is not always the same.

"I divide my life into two parts; before and after having sepsis. I have lost half of my life.

"The surgery will completely and completely change my life, without the shadow of a doubt.

"It will restore my freedom and independence. My life has been removed and I just have to regain some of the normality that sepsis has taken from me. '

You can donate to Jayne's call here: https://www.gofundme.com/e/jclifewithnolimits