HI hon !! We at times just have no choice, but to go thru what it is,,, is put in front of us. Having to be off feet for 3 or 4 months,, unless the surgeon goes again what my own Dr wants (she USED to use another Dr, but he kept on doing that,, she does NOT like it !). I will know in the next week hopefully when I see the surgeon,, once I see him,, it's usually done either the next week or like mine,, if it's going to be detail,,,, the week after. LESS ANXIETY this way !! PHEW !! if they want to take the toe,,,,, than s be it. Personally I am soo tired of dealing with it. It has had over 5 surgs,, I think closer to 7 on it. I am soo tired of having to REST when I am now a 120 min person for exercise,, its gonna HURT to NOT go swimming 3 to 4 times a week !! but, again I will NOT give up hope,, its just a temp situation,,, it'll pass,,, and I'll fight to get better,, I ALWAYS DO !!! And it'll go on from there,, could ALWAYS be WORSE !! OH YEAH !!