Not much to say now than best of luck with the rehab; physical and mental. As you say perspective is key, both on what could have been if their hadn’t been the best possible person there at close hand to help you, but also in what still can be.
Inspiring to see the positivity. I’m sure most here would like to think we’d react that way and use mindset learned from our little hobby, but I’m sure it’s completely different actually in the moment.
That won’t stop there being bleak days ahead, but I hope you can keep that faith that they’ll improve, and get support when you need it.
It’s really hard reading your latest news, I cant imagine what you are going through at the moment.
Clearly it’s going to be a very long recovery, however you’ve always got this community to provide support any time you need it
Given the choice between a severly impaired foot (with no chance of recovery) and a prosthetic, I would also agree with you; there is far more scope to maintain a sporting and active lifestyle. It may slow you down a bit, however, age is doing that already.
Really sorry to hear your recovery isn’t going as planned. Despite your description of the original incident I still didn’t fully appreciate the severity. Keep a positive attitude…which reading your messages sounds like you have.
Hope the correct treatment will allow you to heal faster. Stay strong!
I also have missed the latest development. @Doka, I can only echo what others have said here. Our little community is fantastic, helpful with a broad range of experience that you should absolutely call on when you need to.
You are showing immense mental strength but you are not on your own, you have everyone here
but before you finally decide @Doka on an amputation please listen to the medics and their prognosis for your outcome. I nearly lost my left lower leg to developing gangrene following osteomyelitis - I was 10 - but the medics insisted on therapy after an emergency op. the leg’s still with me - looks a mess - and still works…
Wow. I’m so glad for you that there were quick thinking people on the scene in minutes, to literally save your life. It could have ended very differently. I’ll digest the rest later, but you’re here, posting on an Internet forum, so it’s largely positive in retrospect
@doka, also wanted to say, I’m no stranger to surgeries and rehabs and when I said you aren’t alone, I know you will have family but with the best will in the world, IME, they just don’t get it sometimes and they drive you mad with care but don’t get the sporting loss. (which sounds odd and cruel).
Feel free to vent, rant, joke etc here. You’re amongst like minded nutters.