Well, I’m now casted in hot pink at the request of my daughter and the incision looked ok to my surprise. Wish I could post pix nothing I try works so oh well. I have been really good at keeping my foot up which has helped keep the swelling down and even the Nurse and PA were surprised, so good deal!!! They didn’t move my foot to a different angle because there were no Dr. orders in my file so I image that will be next visit when I see the Dr. and I’m not looking forward to that.
When they removed my splint from surgery, I was shocked at how much muscle mass was already gone and I know it take a long time to build back. The other thing I noticed is that I could hardly move my foot. I tried to pull it up without touching it and it just didn’t want to go but what little movement I had hurt like crazy so I could be managing a fine line of actual pain vs mental pain. My strength is just not there in that leg either, I found myself shaking and starting to get sick when I tried to move it so I just laid down and waited for them to direct me to the casting room.
I remember years ago…when I had a cast it was the wrap, water and the plaster that got on everything and it was quite a process. I knew things had changed but how they do casts now is just too easy. Pick you color wrap and bring on the water…..oh yeah, and try to sit still and hold your leg this way or that way!!!! That was the hard part for me was keeping my leg in a certain position long enough for them to cast me. Again the no strength thing was in my way!!! I had a plethera of colors to chose from and my daughter told me to pick Pink or Green so since Pink was her first choice, I’m now in pink. Guess my son can pick next time if he really want too! I go back in to see the Dr. in 10 days…..new cast and new foot position I’m sure.
Sleeping with the full cast is a little different, I’m not sure why but it took me a while to find the right position or maybe I didn’t I just fell alseep out of exhaustion. Non the less, I’m adjusting to the new pink leg…..if I can only find some bling!!!!