An unlucky couple, Susan Mortimer and Robert Hackley, who have been together for 11 years, were in the process of planning their big day when a double dose of bad luck struck - they both lost a leg within days of each other.
It began when Robert, 57, accidentally stepped on a piece a glass which turned his right leg septic.
He went into hospital for treatment in January but doctors told him he needed to have an amputation as he had suffered with infections for several years.
“We are trying not thinking about how bad it all is. Losing a leg was really bad but expected for me - but Sue was sitting there thinking her condition was getting better", Robert told Mirror.
Despite their problems they still hope to get married next year.