A Tennessee woman who did not see a doctor after coming down with strep throat is learning to live without some of her fingers and toes after the condition worsened and nearly killed her. Shelby Smith, 27, was a health-conscious young woman who stayed in great shape. So what happened in the days after catching strep throat in December was nothing short of astonishing. "I haven't been sick in forever. It's been years," she told Inside Edition. On January 2 she was rushed to the emergency room.