Burning Nights CRPS Support
Victoria Abbott-Fleming qualified as a non-practising barrister and was Called to the Bar in 2002. Soon after starting lecturing in 2003, Victoria suffered what seemed a simple accident at work. However this very quickly turned complex. Eventually after 7 months she was diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) in her right leg.
Victoria was seen by a large number of specialists who tried the majority of treatments available. She was eventually forced to give up working. After almost 3 years doctors decided that her leg needed to be amputated above the knee.
Following her 1st amputation, she suffered with several pneumonias and eventually contracted Swine Flu while on holiday in January 2014. After returning to the UK it was found that her sciatic nerve was torn causing her to be again diagnosed with CRPS in her only leg. Unfortunately after 9 months she needed her left leg amputated above the knee, leaving her confined to a wheelchair and unable to use prosthetics.
Victoria is now the Founder and Chair of Trustees of a UK charity, Burning Nights CRPS Support, dedicated to supporting everyone affected by CRPS as well as raising awareness amongst the healthcare, legal professionals and the public.
Living with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) & Bilateral Amputation
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a multi-systemic and progressive chronic condition that affects 1 in 3,800 people. Discover Victoria’s personal life story of living with aggressive CRPS following an accident which has caused her to need both legs amputated above the knee as a result of severe ulceration. Due to the ongoing CRPS she has not been able to rehabilitate onto prosthetics leaving her confined to a wheelchair. Learn and understand how Victoria has coped with her condition as well as overcoming severe disability and how she has turned a 13 year nightmare into a positive by setting up a UK-wide charity, Burning Nights CRPS Support, to raise awareness for this life-changing condition as well as helping and supporting anyone affected by CRPS.