This Man's Left Foot Needed To Be Amputated. He Decided to Get Some Laughs First.


When a Reddit user named Joe made the difficult decision to let doctors amputate his left foot, the 23-year-old turned his misfortune into one big, hilarious joke.

Joe suffered from pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS), a condition involving joint pain, swelling, locking and instability. But before the amputation, he decided to take his foot on one more grand journey — documented in a photo album titled, “The Last Adventures of Joe’s Left Foot.”

In the beginning of the album, Joe, his family and friends toss around ideas for how to rid his bad foot. “We could saw it off…” the first picture reads.

We could saw it off...

They could also buzz it off…

We could BUZZ-saw it off...

Of course, a less conventional way would be to paintball-gun it off…

Paintball it off?

Joe even went as far as to get a tattoo to mark the spot of the amputation…

Perforated lines with scissors and

Then he showed if off in places like the Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Del.

Royal Teeth @ Firefly Music Festival

Even after the amputation, Joe kept smiling. Here he is cheering on the U.S. team in the World Cup.

Post-amputation and still supporting USMNT!

In a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” session, Joe (whose username is “rightfooted“) admitted that it’s hard to stay 100 percent positive all the time.

“There was a point a couple days ago when I became overwhelmed and lost it for about 30 minutes,” he wrote. “I got a good cry out and felt better since then.”

But he’s already planning the next way to get a big laugh.

“I am most excited about what I will be doing for Halloween,” he later wrote. “I will be dressing as a surfer and my girlfriend will be a shark.”

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