Jan 09 2009
Well as my title proclaims I received my first cast this past Tuesday. Actually this is the first cast that I have ever had in my life. I’ve never broken a bone or did anything that would require one until now. My cast has my foot pointed at a pretty large angle as you can see from the picture.
I’ll have this cast on until January 29th which will be 6 weeks from my surgery. I am pretty happy that I am over halfway through my non-weight bearing stage.
I was supposed to receive another cast after this one that was going to set the angle of my foot closer to 0 degrees in preparation for the CAM boot, but thankfully I won’t need it. I went to the website for the VACOped boot and downloaded their pdf and brought it into my docs office. He had never seen it before, but liked it and thought it would be a good option for me. I called VACOped’s Massachusetts office and they gave me a dealer here in LA. To make this fairly boring story a bit shorter, I’ll get fitted for the VACOped at my next doctors visit at the end of the month.
I guess this is another example of the benefits of being a pro-active patient.