I just unwrapped the toe. I'll spare everyone the pictures. If you want to see what it looks like just let me know.
But anyhow, several people suggested that I soak the gauze in peroxide to loosen it from the scabbed-over part of the toe. I did that, and it didn't help a bit. Between the fizzing and the gauze still being stuck, it felt like I was ripping the skin clean off my toe. After I got it uncovered, the air hitting the skin made it hurt even worse. I tried to dry it off with a clean washcloth, but when I barely touched it to my toe I nearly passed out.
I'm feeling this all the way up the back of my leg now, and it hurts really bad. I'm going to see about getting something in my stomach for lunch, then I'm going to hit the Ibuprofin and pass out. I'm not even going to consider this Vicodin.