So, the surgery went great. The pain was the most intense pain I've felt in a while afterwards. I still have a lot of pain, but nowhere near the amount. All the surgeries on the feet I didn't feel anything because I have neuropathy (sp?) and that causes me to not feel my feet. Not sure the next steps. They want me to heal a lot before going for the big toe on the other foot. To the point of being able to walk on prosthetic. Not sure how long that will be, rough estimates of a few months at least.
The big toe on the other foot, there is infection in the bone, they are holding it off with tons of antibiotics, not sure what my status will be until that surgery. Depends on if I can use oral antibiotics or will HAVE to stay on IV drip. If I have to stay on IV drip, I'm looking at some kind of medical facility until they can take the big toe.
Post amputation, the pain didn't last too awful long. On the Big Toe on the other leg front, I was presented two options, keep it for now and be on IV drip until Mid Jan, or just cut it off now and be zero weight bearing for a few weeks. I opted to have it cut now.
Today is last day of IV drip, then it's deciding what to do. Can't do a wheelchair at home, just not set up for it, maybe sending me to a rehab facility for a few weeks until I can put weight on the right leg. Then it's the crawl towards getting ready to have a prosthesis.
Stay strong, mate. I saw a great friend of mine go through an extremely similar thing. He caught meningitis and he needed both legs amputated below the knee, as well as all of his fingers. He worked hard, kept his chin up, and never felt defeated. He has a fantastic quality of life, is really comfortable on his prostheses, and is absolutely fine walking miles at a time.
What you've got to do is grit your teeth, and not let this defeat you. You're a tough sumbitch and you're gonna power through this. Everyone here is rooting for you. All the best, brother.