Well as always the circus of my local hospital continues….
I got to the hospital 45min before my ultrasound appointment, knowing that they would need to send me down to the cast room to have the cast removed…..even though this was not considered when the appointments were arranged.
It’s all done now, the scan specialist tells me everything is working ‘as one’ and from a scan perspective everything is as good as it could be.
People further into recovery than I am will already know this…. but just to be out of the fiber cast for those few minutes… it just felt so good for the leg to breath, and to be able do it feeling that your achilles is doing some work too it a brief respite.
Then a trip to the cast dept again, where (I assume to save money) a new cast is not applied, they simply bandage the old one back up.
All good so far, I am just glad that ultrasound scans are not required often and that the episodes where I have to manage a cast, an ultrasound and the two depts that don’t talk to each other are (I hope) over.
The patient care and the depts work excellently to help and do a great job, the administration, however, leaves much to be desired……the staff put up with a lot.
Still the time on crutches really does give you a deeper appreciation for those whom have to cope with this as part of their daily life for all their life.
I see the specialist Tuesday next week (5th week of foot in cast) and I am praying for a boot with a heel insert…….
Happy healing all