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Well, dh made his decision and is going ahead with the amputation. He has been in so much pain and the way his foot looks would make anyone come to the same conclusion. We are now waiting to hear when the surgery will take place. Since it is MLK day the hospital is short staffed and they have to get the team together.

Of course waiting is the hardest!

Thanks everyone for their prayers and kind words during this tough time!



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Sorry to hear that Ellen;

Afer having read your posts of the ordeal your DH has been going through i certainly sympathyze with both of you. I know DH has put much thought into this, and unfortunately has had to make his decision from a narrow list of choices to begin with. I wish a miracle could change his outcome because no one should have to make that sort of decision.

I hope his decision brings an end to the terrible ordeals you have been forced to endure. May the future bring better days while leaving the unpleasantness of this ordeal behind you.. My prayers are with you...


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Oh Ellen
I'am so sorry it had to come to this. It had to be the hardest decision he has ever had to make. I hope the surgery gives him some relief from all the he has been suffering.
My prayers & good thoughts are going out for your husband & also for you.
Pleas keep us updated.


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Sorry he has to go thru this. Hope all goes well when he has the surgery & that he will then be free of all the pain he has had. We have a friend that had to have his leg amputated a few yrs ago & he gets along just fine.


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Oh Ellen, I am so sorry to hear this decision had to be made. We will keep your DH in our thoughts and prayers....please keep us posted.


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Ellen - sometimes, the hardest decisions need to be made to have the best results. DH and you continue in my prayers. May surgery be successful and may his recovery be without complications.

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Take care Ellen, my most heartfelt heal up fast,and no more pain prayers...
keep us updated, and it will get to the point where his quality of life will be fabulous....the therapy and options get better and better by the month..hugs Girl!!..Joanne


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At least HE made the decision! (not that he had many choices!) And hope you are both ready for some very hard work. Be strong and I wish you all the very best.



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My heart goes out to him for having to make such a hard decision. May he soon be on the road to recovery and better health overall.


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Ellen - That had to be a hard decision to make and I hope that his recovery is speedy and complete.

I am sending you a big cyber {hug} and will keep you both in my thoughts & prayers.



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Hugs and prayers from me too! With the decision made I wish your husband a very good outcome and as Joanne said a hugely better quality of life!


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It takes an amazingly brave person to make that decision. All things considered, based on what I've read here, and my experinces, I honestly do believe it's for the best. There will be times when you'll both second guess yourselves. Don't. As the days and years pass by, when he's having a bad time, when the remorse bug hits, remember the most important thing ... He's alive and you have each other.

So, here's to you both. May you come through this crisis stronger and ever more in love ....

God Bless. We're pulling for you!


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Well, the surgery went well. There was some swelling of the tissues but the dr. thinks everything will be fine.

Thanks again for all the good wishes and prayers. I know that they have really helped.



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Glad to hear the surgery went well, hope he has a speedy recovery now.
Get yourself some rest.
Prayers & good thoughts continue.