There are pics of Pleban getting a "please cut here" tattoo, along with shots of various dangerous items aiming at the leg, including a few saws and a paint gun. Post surgery, there's a pic of Pleban and friends mockingly horrified at the lost limb.
The foot was amputated because of crippling joint pain associated with pigmented villonodular synovitis, or PVNS. The condition had eliminated cartilage in the joint and Pleban was walking bone-on-bone for the past few years, according to his Reddit page.
"Right before the surgery, I was definitely freaking out a bit," Pleban wrote on Reddit. "It was such a 'no turning back' decision. But as soon as I woke up from the surgery and looked down, I knew I had done the right thing."
This year's Halloween costume? Pleban tells Reddit readers he'll be going as a surfer and his girlfriend will be a shark.