A woman revealed on TikTok that she almost lost her leg from a spin class. Watch the TikToker explain how it happened below:
In September, Kaelyn Franco developed a life-threatening condition from a spin class called rhabdomyolysis, which left her 'crying in pain'.
"Rhabdomyolysis is a very serious condition in which damaged muscle fibres enter the bloodstream, leading to kidney failure and other problems," according to Healthline.
In an Instagram post, which shows her lying in a hospital bed, she explained what happened.
Kaelyn wrote: "On September 15th, I took a spin class. Being someone who played sports all my life, I found it very strange that my legs immediately buckled when I got off the bike.
"I felt like I couldn't move. My cousins were laughing at me but I knew something was wrong...
"Fast forward to the night of the 16th, I am crying in pain. Faizia tells me to go to the hospital and that decision saved my life.
"I was hospitalized for Rhabdomyolysis, and I will be sharing more information about this horrifying illness.
"At my highest my CK levels were 259,000 (the normal range is between 33-211 U/L). Doctors said they hadn't seen such levels before."
CK stands for creatine kinase, an enzyme that leaks out of damaged muscle, according to MDA.
Kaelyn also said she found it difficult to see her loved ones get so concerned.
She added: "I couldn't walk or move and had to be put on a catheter. I was getting nervous seeing my loved ones so worried.
"I had to get emergency surgery to save my leg and my life. My rhabdomyolysis turned into acute compartment syndrome and the doctors had to go in and remove the muscle that was breaking down into my blood stream."
However, the TikToker was grateful after receiving treatment that potentially saved her life.
Kaelyn continued: "Seeing my loved ones cry when my surgeon said that this surgery had just saved my life was something I'll never forget.
"Although my leg will never be the same and I'll have lifelong complications from this, I am lucky and I am so grateful.
"I am alive and my leg was saved. Post this experience, I am still at home on crutches unable to walk on my own. I am ready and hopeful for the day I can move again."
Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@kofranco_