Showered without assistance for the first time this morning. No problem. Still used the plastic bag (and Velcro straps to seal it) because I didn’t have time for the cast to dry before work. The doc said that the fiberglass/Goretex cast will dry in about 1/2 to 3/4 hour. He also said that I could use a hair dryer if i was in a rush. Didn’t feel like making my leg hot with the hair dryer. The single plastic bag leaked a little and the wet part of the cast dried quickly. This weekend at the pool I’ll give it the full test and report back. I’m just happy to know that I’m getting out of the cast and into a boot in 2 weeks from tomorrow. It will enable me to go th Florida on the 19th with my family. For those farther along than me, how difficult is the transition from cast to boot? Is there a period of unsteadiness? How long? In other words, how hard is it to start walking on two feet again? Any feedback will be appreciated.
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