OK, so now I have lost my second toe (The one next to the big toe) That toe was getting kind of ugly anyway, but it leaves a big gap in the ranks of my toes. I am feeling sad, tired and depressed by the whole thing. I don't suppose this is anything new to people who have lost body parts to this disease. I am getting a CGM in the hope of getting better A1Cs, as if that will help, and getting a handicapped permit as my walking is a bit wobbly just now, and I am not supposed to walk long distances, long distances apparently are anything over about 200m. I'm facing two more months of healing, so I should be almost healed by my daughter's wedding in October. I thought at first the toe would heal and that would be the end for a while, but now I have to think about the other toes, the foot, the leg.
The surgery took less that ten minutes - less than a minute to amputate the toe, and the rest to remove some infected metatarsal an clean things up. No anaesthetic, as there's no feeling in the toe. Surprised me. So, if any of you are wondering, this is what it was like for me.