I have been trying to sort out the timeline of his whole thing since yesterday and having limited success; a lot of time has flown by already.
I can date the injury to 28 May. I was crossing a wet stage set (outdoor theatre) and felt and heard what I thought was me walking out of my boot. I looked down to see the boot still on and my foot dangling at a rather eerie angle. I felt some bunching up in my calf and knew right away that something was not quite right.
Went to the on call for work related injury doctor who, at a glance, seemed to know what the problem was and then got referred on to a surgeon. It was surprising to me how little needed to be done in term of diagnostic testing. I suppose my foot was way too loose for it to be anything but this type of injury.
The operation was done 2 June and I stayed overnight in the hospital. I am embarrassed to admit that I was in no way prepared for how much pain was involved. Took me by surprise.
I went home the next day, 3 June, and spent the next week or so finding out how bad my ability to balance on one foot is, how hard it is to learn to use crutches and just what ‘NWB’ means. I was bandaged with elastic style bandages and not a lot of physical suppport.
11 June, stitches (lots) removed and a fibreglass cast put on with my toes pointed down-ish. I am scheduled to go back 23 June for…. I am not sure what for. They will remove this cast and put my foot in a new position. I think he said he would be putting another cast on.
I have been getting these strange cast inspired panic attacks. When my foot feels sort of stuck . They are horrible.
The panics and the having to become rather dormant have been the worst so far.
Glad this is all here, thanks