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Well... after some nerve racking skin grafting surgery, it appears that my leg will remain free from amputation. The operation was a partial success (after painful complications), and I'm pleased to say that the ulcers are healing (slowly but surely). The only part of my foot that is having problems is the toe next to my big toe, and it doesn't matter how large or numerous the ulcers are, the pain always seems the same (unbearable). However, I'm still being dosed up with morphine etc, and the worse case scenario from here is the possibility of losing a toe (the 2nd biggest one), which is a far more acceptable outcome than losing half my leg.
So fingers crossed, and thanks for all your messages of goodwill, which I'm sure were meant quite sincerely.