Someone who had this happen to them is nearby, and asked me what I would have done in his shoes. Im stuck, so you tell me
You're in your 50's and fall off a metal ladder breaking your foot and slicing it most of the way through at the same time. Get to the hospital, and 10 surgeries later your faced with two choices. Keep your foot in an external fixator for two years straight, not able to put any weight on it...then face years of physical therapy...
Or just cut off your leg from a few inches below the knee.
He chose to just cut it off. What would you do?