Re: Need insight on to amputate or not
I just recently had a femoral artery bypass on my leg. The blockage was discovered because I noticed a dead spot on my big toe. I had one doc talk about how it is often left to fall off on it's own. I would suspect that in the long run it's probably easier to just lose some toes, than to have the major operation. I am lucky in that with the improved blood flow my toe is healing. I can't tell you what to do, but I can tell you that it is common enough to simply wait for the toes to fall off. As long as the infection doesn't spread.
Dxd T1 1966, 2001 dialysis, 2002 kidney transplant, 2003 insulin pump, 2008 pancreas transplant
Last edited by Cora1003; 10-19-2011 at 04:57 PM.