I saw the new-to-me surgical podiatrist again on Monday. Toe removal and maybe some metal rods are in my future. I have had a low to medium grade infection in my foot for THREE YEARS. I'm sick of it. Major antibiotics haven't obliterated the infection. I'm on board for the removal. I want to get back to walking & jogging regularly, or, at least, swimming regularly. Wish I could fast forward to April when I'd be all recovered from the February surgery. I'll survive.