Hoping it doesnt come to that of course, but there seem to be lots of anecdotes of successful running w missing toe parts. Waiting around has got to be a drag though. Hmmm. If the toe doesn't heal, how is it supposed to heal from the surgery? Probably a stupid question.
If the wound does not heal, then it is an indication that the infection has entered the bone. Once the infection is in the bone, there is no cure except to remove the toe so the infection does not spread into the foot causing far greater problems and more parts removed. If the wound heals, then probably surgery to stop further possibilities of the callous returning, getting infected and starting the cycle over again. Yes, a drag waiting around to see if I will still be able to count to 20 :)
If they are going to take it I hope it happens soon. This is the best time to heal up for a new season of running. I know you will be soon just don't need that when it's nice out. Good luck!
Older people like us heal slower and extremities take longer too. But foot infections can be dangerous....a balancing act. I'm sure the docs are going to want to err way on the safe side... Maybe try some gentle massage and exercises to promote circulation? Our bodies are our own best healers!:)
Crap!!! I am sorry :(
Jonas is right, best time of the year for recovery though! Possibly some pool running (deep end) or stationary biking when your able? I really think it helped me keep somewhat in shape when I broke my ankle, that along with core work and squats.
You'll REALLY be "Hardcore" when you win Runner of the Year as an amputee!
(but, hopefully, they won't have to do that...)
Sorry about the news. Get well soon.
Toivo: Headlines: Nine-toe runner wins :)
Thanks everyone. Just have to wait this out. And yes, if if has to be done, now is the best time. Right now I cannot do any exercise that involves the foot, but as soon as possible have to do something - my pants are shrinking!!