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truman

Update On The Infamous Toe

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Hi Friends:

 

As I explained to funnyface in a previous post and as all my dear friends on this forum know, I've been going through a lulu of a battle the last few months.

 

I just came from the doctor and I have to have another operation to remove part of an infected bone and tendon in the toe. He's trying to get me in on 1/30 which is the earliest. They'll probably call me tomorrow with more details and confirming the date. Insurance won't cover another office visit for 10 days.

 

He feels that by removing a portion of the infected bone and tendon, he would then have enough skin to carry over the exposed area in addition to a superficial surface infected area. Hardest part of all this, is none of it will "take" if I am not completely off cigarettes. He guarantees that if I am smoke free, this will be the final operation and things will progress normally. He feels I am at this point, in part, due to the continued smoking.

 

I just came home, had a good cry, poured a nice shot of brandy, and am gaining some sort of composure again. I'm grateful that at least this time around I have connection with my sons.

 

I'll keep you posted.


Tru

 

It is what it is...........

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Truman, wow having surgery, and I agree with the doctor about smoking, yes I know you prolly dont want to quit but I will tell you, you will feel so much better and you will be able to actually taste what food taste like. I use to smoke up two packs a day. Yes ther is times I want one but I dont, I know if I do it will onluy cause more problems for me. Well any ways Truman I'm glad you have a coonnection with your son and you take care, keep us updated about when your having surgery. Take care, sAM


Sam

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Hi Tru,

I'm sorry you are still doing battle with that miserable toe! Are you also continuing not to smoke? It really will make a difference! I battled a finger ulcer for about a year before it finally healed. I never did get a bone infection, but the doctors worried that I might. Hang in there! Things have got to get better!

I haven't been on here as much lately as usual because I haven't been feeling very well, so maybe I missed something: when did your sons finally come around? Do you think they have finally "gotten" it?

 

Mary in Texas

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I apologize, I was in such an emotional state a few hours ago typing my post, I referred to fancyface as funnyface. Again fancy, my mistake; emotions can occasionally make a fool of you.


Tru

 

It is what it is...........

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Ouch, Truman. I really hope this will be the end of the toe problems. Hang in there with quitting the cigarettes. It will obviously get more oxygen to the tips of your fingers and toes. I was also told that there is a thought out there that our lungs experience the same trauma as our fingers and toes when we have Raynauds attacks. I'm not sure if it's true, but it scared me!

 

I checked out the American Lung Assoc. website. They had a great program at the time for quitting...complete with an online support group. that helped me a lot. It's the same as being here: it helps soooo much when you have people who truly understand!

 

I said good bye to smoking when I was diagnosed. I put the $$ I would have spent on each pack in a special jar. I hac a nice little next egg after a year. I used it to celebrate my accomplishment and spent it only on me! A couple of times it was going out to eat with a couple of others. It was great fun to treat them.

 

I have not been sorry for a minute that I quit. I know you can do it. I'm sending you lots of strength!

 

xoxo emmie

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Tru,

We love you but no more smoking unless you're set on fire.

 

big supportive hugs,

peanut


You can deprive the body but the soul needs chocolate

my HMO makes me wear a helmet...

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Hi Tru~

 

Your in my thoughts. I hope this will be your last surgery on your toe and your pain will be finally over. You can kick the smoking habit, we all have faith in you!


Take care and stay warm,

 

Michelle

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