August 19, 2011 | |
Thank you everyone who has responded to my blog/questions. I’ve learned a lot from you and know that I am not alone in this journey. In reading your collective responses I’ve learned that there are many schools of thought in treating our injury. Some have stitches while still in hard casts while others have transitioned to boots a lot sooner than others. What gives? Is there no "one" rule on how tho deal with this? By the way, I am 10 days from getting my hard cast removed and transition into a boot…(yay) My doctor seems to be taking the "old school" course in healing this. I had to negotiate getting out of my hard cast a week early because there was no way he would put me into a walking boot before 4 weeks in a cast. So what should I expect when I get the boot — (pardon the pun)? Do I have to sleep in it? Can I not wear it in the shower? By the way, the shower cast protector is fantastic! If you don’t have one, get one! Arrrrgh! I just want to wear my shoes again!!!