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After trying everything to relieve pain, Aurora theater shooting victim to have leg amputated

By: Jaclyn Allen, The Denver Channel
December 28, 2017 Updated: December 29, 2017 at 6:01 pm
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photo - Joshua Nowlan, right, one of the victims in the massacre at the Aurora, Colo., theatre, is escorted by a deputy from the Arapahoe County, Colo., Sheriffs Department before the conclusion of the opening day of the trial for theatre shooting suspect James Holmes Monday, April 27, 2015, in Centennial, Colo. The trial will determine if Holmes will be executed, spend his life in prison or be committed to an institution as criminally insane. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Joshua Nowlan, right, one of the victims in the massacre at the Aurora, Colo., theatre, is escorted by a deputy from the Arapahoe County, Colo., Sheriffs Department before the conclusion of the opening day of the trial for theatre shooting suspect James Holmes Monday, April 27, 2015, in Centennial, Colo. The trial will determine if Holmes will be executed, spend his life in prison or be committed to an institution as criminally insane. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) 

AURORA -- Joshua Nowlan doesn't expect life to be fair. But he wants his life back.

"My day, from when I first wake up to when I go to bed, is a constant reminder of what happened to me," said Nowlan, who was shot in the arm and the leg during the Aurora theater shooting five years ago. "And the pain, mentally and physically, is always there."

From pain medication to physical therapy to acupuncture, Nowlan has tried everything to address the unrelenting pain. On the surface, it has worked. He rides his bike, ran a marathon and does CrossFit. But the pain is always there.

So he decided it is time to make a drastic choice.

"For me, I feel that amputating my leg is my final step, and I want to go the final step," said Nowlan.

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