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    What did you do today?

    I had my right middle toe amputated. I've known for 50 years that this could happen, and now it has. I went in with the same feeling in my stomach that I had when Mrs. Hamry sent me to the principal's office to be strapped in grade 4. However, it was all so matter-of-fact that I didn't feel afraid, or feel anything while the ten minute procedure was happening. When I saw the doctor put my toe in a jar, I said, "Wait! Wait! I've changed my mind."

    He said, "Ya want me to put it back on? Too late." And we all had a chuckle. I walked out of the clinic 20 minutes after I came in. I haven't had any pain, so far, and considering the reduced feeling in my feet due to diabetic neuropathy, I may not have much pain. I walked out of the clinic unassisted. The doc says I can move about a bit after today, and by Monday I should be able to walk distances up to a kilometre.

    I feel oddly calm. I think I'm OK with this, and there's nothing I can do to change it. I hope this will be the end of this particular problem, but I still have nine toes, on two feet, and two legs.

    OK so far.
    Cheers,
    Roger


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    Sounds great. Hope you are still feeling so chipper when the local anesthetic wears off (or were you so tough you did it without a local?)
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    Wow, that was fast. Sounds like you have a good outlook Roger, keep it up.
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    Roger, thanks for the upbeat report.

    I hope the healing goes well and fast.

    Glad you can still walk.

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    So now you can only count to 19...big deal!

    Glad it went well and hope the healing goes well!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Bower View Post
    So now you can only count to 19...big deal!

    Glad it went well and hope the healing goes well!
    Thank you, but just think of the trouble I'm going to have with "This little piggie went to market."
    Cheers,
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    Mend those little piggies even if you're short one. Nobody will notice. Best of healing.
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    Here's a somewhat alternative strategy to provide a bit of levity to the proceedings.




    Heal up well Roger
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Tulk View Post
    Thank you, but just think of the trouble I'm going to have with "This little piggie went to market."
    Well, it looks like that little piggie no longer gets roast beef. My guess is that it went vegan. But on the bright side, now little piggie #4 gets to have something to eat.

    Glad to see the pain has been minimal so far, and I'm hoping for a speedy healing process with no further complications.
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