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Setting in Hospital - Waiting
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From: Bigdan
28-Apr-19
Saturday My Dr sent me to the ER Some of you know I was having foot problems in Omaha There going in And looking at the vains in my left Leg, After words I will find out if there going to take two of my toes, It looks I mite be easy to track

28-Apr-19
GL Bigdan

From: Bigdan
28-Apr-19
Thanks Doc !

From: fubar racin
28-Apr-19
Hoping for the best for you man!

From: Forest bows
28-Apr-19
Prayers your way!

28-Apr-19
Thinking of you Dan. Hope it goes well.

Matt

From: pav
28-Apr-19
Good luck Dan. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Godspeed on your recovery my friend.

From: Rocky D
28-Apr-19
Good luck Dan and prayers to you from Georgia.

From: BULELK1
28-Apr-19
Prayers to ya bigdan

Keep the faith, Robb

From: Bou'bound
28-Apr-19
Prayers to you Dan

From: DanaC
28-Apr-19
Good luck!

(PS what's going on, poisonous spider bite?)

28-Apr-19
Best always Dan! Blessings to the care givers.

From: midwest
28-Apr-19
Good luck, Bigdan!

From: Bowfreak
28-Apr-19
Good luck Dan. Hoping and praying that everything goes smoothly.

From: grape
28-Apr-19
Prayers from Wisconsin Dan.

From: Lee
28-Apr-19
Good luck!

Lee

From: steff
28-Apr-19
Good luck!

From: otcWill
28-Apr-19
Good luck, Dan

28-Apr-19
Prayer sent.

28-Apr-19
I'll pray for you bud. Good luck.

From: Boreal
28-Apr-19
Best of luck Bigdan!

From: Woods Walker
28-Apr-19
Be strong brother! Please keep us posted.

From: Hawkeye
28-Apr-19
Good luck and prayers sent.

28-Apr-19
I will keep u in prayer.

From: Russell
28-Apr-19
Hang in there brother. I was thinking about you this morning as I walk to my turkey blind has my both feet were hurting.

I wish for you a full recovery and you keep all ten toes.

From: Bowboy
28-Apr-19
Good luck and heal quickly.

From: Scrappy
28-Apr-19
Good luck Bigdan, do what the doc says. Now the first thing you should say to your doc is I was googling my symptoms and. The docs just love it when the patient has a doctorate in Google.

From: lewis
28-Apr-19
Dadgum buddy I thought I was the lame one wtf happened thoughts and prayers from Diann and I take care and keep us posted Lewis

From: deerhaven
28-Apr-19
Good luck Dan! Hope all goes well and you have a quick recovery!

From: ElkNut1
28-Apr-19
Good luck my friend, no worries, not much can stop a guy like you! Keep us posted!

ElkNut/Paul

From: M.Pauls
28-Apr-19
Good luck Dan! Keep us posted!

28-Apr-19
Prayers sent buddy!! Heal quick you got game to shoot!

28-Apr-19
We’ll be hoping for the best for you Dan and quick recovery!!

From: Bigdan
28-Apr-19

28-Apr-19
Speedy recovery brother.

From: Whocares
28-Apr-19
Good luck Big Dan. Hope you heal well. If it slows you down it just makes you a better hunter!

From: Bigdan
28-Apr-19

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Here is what I'm dealing with

From: Ambush
28-Apr-19
Is that from a poor circulation condition?

Hopefully you can keep your toes and they can correct the cause.

From: Jaquomo
28-Apr-19
Good luck and hang in there, buddy. There's lots worse things than losing a couple toes. Main thing is to get the cause identified and fixed. Best wishes!

From: Scar Finga
28-Apr-19
Sorry to hear this, prayers your way! follow the docs orders,and hopefully you will be back out in the woods in short order! God Bless!!

G

From: t-roy
28-Apr-19
Best wishes, Dan!

From: Bigdan
28-Apr-19

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This shows it better

From: Brun
28-Apr-19
Good luck and best wishes for a speedy recovery.

28-Apr-19
Good luck Dan.

From: Treeline
28-Apr-19
Good luck man! Hoping you have a speedy recovery!

From: huntnmuleys
28-Apr-19
Good luck!

From: timex
28-Apr-19
you have my prayers but I'm curios what caused this ? are you type 1 diabetic or perhaps frostbite that didn't heal. blood clots ?

From: Inshart
28-Apr-19
GL Dan. Did you step on a hoochy moma? Not trying to be a smart azz - sometimes a little smile helps. God's speed to you!

From: Huntcell
28-Apr-19
Poor circulation diabetic related? Or misssora brakes mud infection ‘

28-Apr-19
Prayers for a great outcome Dan!

From: elkmtngear
28-Apr-19
Praying for you, Dan...it's going to take more than a couple toes to slow you down!

From: Bigdan
28-Apr-19
Yes Its diabetic related I have several vans in my left leg t and foot that are blocked There going to try and open some tomorrow Morning

From: White Falcon
28-Apr-19
Hang in there!

From: Rut Nut
28-Apr-19
I know what you’re going thru Dan! It really sucks when you are an active “outdoor guy” and get stuck inside in a hospital bed! : (

Trust me- listen to the Docs and do what they say! Will make recovery much faster and hopefully a better outcome long term!

Hang in there! Prayers coming from PA!

From: Bigdan
28-Apr-19
I have a breaks elk tag so I will do as told still waiting to find out about Utah and Nevada

From: bowbender77
28-Apr-19
Hang TOUGH Dan ! Take care of your health first, the hunts can wait till you get your mojo back.

From: Bill Obeid
28-Apr-19
Jeesh Dan... that looks tough. I googled prosthetic toes... just in case. Sure enough they have em’. Would help with keeping your other toes aligned and help with your balance. But, praying you get to keep the ones you got free!

From: jdee
28-Apr-19
Good luck !!

From: JTV
28-Apr-19
Diabetes ?? ... my dad ended up club footed because of it... my Uncle had vein graphs .....

From: JTV
28-Apr-19

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BTW, you can get by without a few toes, dont try trimming toe nails with a push mower.. ... I still run 3-10 miles and walk fine, as long as there is a Big toe left ... I really dont miss 'em ..... push mower accident about 10 years back while mowing a trail to a food plot, was pullin' the mower backwards, tripped on an unseen log in tall grass, it came down on the left foot.... you'll do just fine .... good luck

From: BigOk
28-Apr-19
Good luck.

From: Beav
28-Apr-19
Wishing the best for you Dan!

28-Apr-19
Good luck, Dan! Prayers sent from PA!

From: kota-man
28-Apr-19
Good luck Dan. You’ll be chasin elk before you know it...

From: 12yards
28-Apr-19
Hoping for the best Bigdan!

From: BOWUNTR
28-Apr-19
You got this Dan... good luck. Ed F

From: txhunter58
28-Apr-19
My Dad had the same issue. Hope yours goes better than his. He lost toes, then a leg, but he had Type I diabetes from the age of 14 and we have come a long way since then treating diabetes and the circulation problems that are secondary to the disease

Maybe I am saying this to worry a bit more than you already are. I know you are already worried, but just always remember what can happen if you don't take care of your feet. If you are like me, you are stubborn and want to be able to do all the things you have been doing. But possibly times are achanging, and though you can't give up hunting, you need to take more care in the future. Most of the changes are beyond your control, but there are some things you can do. I pray and hope you do great and can still count to 10 on your fingers AND toes! Prayers sent

From: Bou'bound
28-Apr-19
Doctors will do right thing.

From: Ron Niziolek
28-Apr-19
Best of luck Dan. Keep us updated.

From: drycreek
28-Apr-19
Good luck with that Dan, I hope that's as far as it goes. My son in law has had that done a couple times, but his is from a spinal injury. I worry about that some myself, although my circulation seems to be better since I've been on coumadin. Ain't much fun getting old ! Hang in !

From: T Mac
28-Apr-19
Good luck Dan.

From: Forest bows
28-Apr-19
Whack them little suckers off rub some dirt on it and put your boot back on you got elk to kill!!!

From: BC
28-Apr-19
Hope it goes well Dan. You'll be back at it in no time.

From: Norseman
28-Apr-19
Best wishes BD! Hoping for the best!

From: SteveB
28-Apr-19
Hopefully this is just a bump in the road Dan! Good luck!

Are you a controlled diabetic or have you struggled with your A1c levels? I am a diabetic and trying hard to keep the numbers down.....

28-Apr-19
Doesn't look too good Dan, especially if the lines in are clogged. But you won't miss those two toes after everything heals.

From: Rickm
28-Apr-19
Dan, that looks worse than the last picture you sent. Good luck, hope they can turn it around.

From: Dirty D
28-Apr-19
Dang sorry to hear, good luck & speedy recovery!

From: Scoot
28-Apr-19
Good luck, Dan!

From: APauls
28-Apr-19
Yikes, good luck with it Dan!

From: spike78
28-Apr-19
I just found out at 40 that I’m diabetic. Ain’t no joke guys keep active and get checked along with eating better.

From: shooter
28-Apr-19
Best of luck sir!

28-Apr-19
Dan, we're thinking about ya and praying for you here in Oklahoma. Stay strong!

From: Willieboat
28-Apr-19
Get healed up my friend....elk season be here before you know it !

From: jingalls
29-Apr-19
Hang in there Dan...praying for you!

From: Bigdan
29-Apr-19
Thanks guys hope to post results tomorrow

29-Apr-19
Good luck Dan

From: Rut Nut
29-Apr-19
Keep us posted Dan- sending more prayers from PA!

From: BOHNTR
29-Apr-19
You got this, buddy!

From: BOHNTR
29-Apr-19
You got this, buddy!

29-Apr-19
Good Luck Bigdan!!

From: SBH
29-Apr-19
Hope things go well Dan. Thanks for keeping us in the loop.

From: Dutchd
29-Apr-19
Prayers sent your way Dan.

From: jeck66
29-Apr-19
Good luck Big Dan! Sending up some prayers for you!

From: BOWNUT
29-Apr-19
Get well soon Dan. Prayers sent.

From: Ken Taylor
29-Apr-19
Sorry to hear about this but it sounds like you're in good hands.

Wishing you a good and speedy recovery.

You'll be all healed up and set to go before you know it... especially with your passion for hunting!

From: OFFHNTN
29-Apr-19
Wishing you a speedy recovery Dan!

29-Apr-19
Hoping for a successful surgery Dan! Prayers for a speedy recovery.

Matt

From: Mark Watkins
29-Apr-19
You got this Dan!

Prayers sent from MN for a speedy recovery!

Mark

From: Chief 419
29-Apr-19
Best of luck to you Dan. Hope you get to keep your toes.

From: DGW
29-Apr-19
Good luck Big Dan , prayers for speedy recovery

From: HUNT MAN
29-Apr-19
Those bulls want stand a chance. 10 toes or 8. Hope for a speedy recovery!!

From: Medicinemann
29-Apr-19
Forest Bows X 2

From: ki-ke
29-Apr-19
My Best wishes and prayers for a quick recovery Dan!

From: Heat
29-Apr-19
Hang in there Danny! Prayers for a complete recovery!

29-Apr-19
If worse comes to worse... Isn’t there some bar in Alaska where they offer shots with a pickled toe in it?

That could be quite the fundraising “dare” shot at future P&Y Bowsite meet and greets.

Asking for a friend.

From: Bigdan
29-Apr-19
Well spent two hours working on me had to open two vains around my knee one was blocked off 100% the rest was around my ankles I have blood going to all my toes now and they can get a pulce in my feet now we will have to wait a few days and find out how much of my toes can be saved Dr said it looked good. thanks guys for all the support .

29-Apr-19
Atta-boy! Best wishes!

From: Jaquomo
29-Apr-19
Dang Dan, I sure hope they can save those toes! I had my two bottom incisors pulled so I could bugle just like you. But getting a couple toes yanked might be more than I'm willing to sacrifice...

29-Apr-19
That’s some good news Dan.

Stay the course!

From: Rocky D
29-Apr-19
Excellent, hoping for the best!

From: pav
29-Apr-19
Good news Dan! Keep the faith Brother!

From: Pat Lefemine
29-Apr-19
Good news. Fingers crossed!

29-Apr-19
Good news Dan, continued prayers.

From: Ucsdryder
29-Apr-19
Great news!!!! Keep your chin up!

From: jsgold
29-Apr-19
Hope everything goes well for you!

From: Ambush
29-Apr-19
That sounds positive! Don’t except “de-feet”.

From: The rookie
29-Apr-19
Hope all goes well for you and a quick recovery.

From: Rut Nut
29-Apr-19
Sounds good Dan! Praying for a good outcome and quick healing!

From: BigOk
29-Apr-19
Good news! Get well soon.

From: Quinn @work
29-Apr-19
Nice, glad they were able to open up some circulation. Good luck in the next couple days.

From: Mad Trapper
30-Apr-19
Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

From: Bowboy
30-Apr-19
Good news.

From: txhunter58
30-Apr-19
That is amazing technology. Good luck

30-Apr-19
sweet!

From: ki-ke
30-Apr-19
Ike-

Perhaps you could share some pics of "items" you've removed from some of your patients? You shared some horrifying stories over a couple bottles of Makers at PY. Might make Dan gladly sacrifice toes....and feel good about it : ^ \

From: Scoot
30-Apr-19
That's really good news, Dan! Good luck moving forward with this. Take care of yourself and follow doctor's orders!

From: Mark Watkins
30-Apr-19
Good news Dan!

The elk are damn nervous now!!!

Mark

30-Apr-19
Great news Dan!

From: Paul@thefort
30-Apr-19
Grit, modern medicine, and prayers. All three with get you through this. You have all three working for you. Good Luck

From: Lee
30-Apr-19
Great news!

From: Brotsky
30-Apr-19
Great news Dan! We'll still be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. I think the elk had also better be considering prayer with a healthy Dan on their trail! Best of luck on your recovery!

From: Whocares
30-Apr-19
Glad to hear, Dan. Lotsa folks care.

From: Bigdan
30-Apr-19
They let me come home toes are still not a 100% thing thank you guys for all the support Bigdan

From: Rocky D
30-Apr-19
Good deal, hopefully home for a speedy recovery.

From: Rut Nut
30-Apr-19
Glad to hear it Dan! Going HOME is good medicine! ;-)

From: Beachtree
30-Apr-19
Prayer sent for ya

30-Apr-19
Good to hear Dan...

From: Treeline
30-Apr-19
Sounds like a good prognosis so far! Follow that doc’s advice and get well soon!

From: Inshart
30-Apr-19
That's great news --- wouldn't want to you have to change your handle to "stumpy 2" :)

From: LWood
30-Apr-19
Great news, Dan!

From: MarkU
30-Apr-19
Well, Dan, you could always find a "wench" to pull you through.

From: Boris
30-Apr-19
Ok, not sure of the spelling. Dan ask about the HYPERBARIC chamber. It is used with high oxygen to help in the healing.

30-Apr-19
Praying for those two little piggies Dan!

From: Ambush
30-Apr-19
Stay on your toes, so your toes can stay on!

From: ElkNut1
30-Apr-19
Awesome news Danny! Hang in there I'll see you on the mountain!

ElkNut/Paul

From: Whip
30-Apr-19
Good news Dan - hope that blood keeps flowing!

From: Hawkeye
30-Apr-19
Great news!

From: drycreek
30-Apr-19
That's good to hear, I hope you can keep 'em !

From: Surfbow
30-Apr-19
Good news Dan, maybe you should change your handle to Bigtoedan...just for luck

From: BC
01-May-19
Good news. No dancing! Relax, recover.

From: Rut Nut
13-May-19
How things going Dan?

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