He was eventually told by his doctor he’d either ‘die with his leg on or live with it off’.
“My wife was always telling me to take care of my feet and not to walk around barefoot but I didn’t listen. I wish I had, as losing a leg is not funny. Now I check my remaining foot every day and if I feel something’s wrong I ring up the surgery straight away.
“We all think we don’t want to waste the doctor’s time but every man with diabetes needs to take care of his feet and do something about it if he sees or feels something is wrong.”