SBH 3:58pm Nov 10 2017
What I thought was going to be a simple cast change ( I have to wear one for another month at least) turned out to be a nightmare. When they started to cast my leg they bent it to a 90 degree angle and I naively assumed they were just stretching it out, but it hurt when they did it so I asked why and they told me they were bending it so they could cast me in a new position. Before I could figure out what was going on they were applying the plaster to my leg and bent knee at a 90 degree angle. The cast was made big to assure my knee doesn't bend and as a result it is quite heavy. This thing is unbelievably awkward. The technicians told me that they were following doctors orders and expressed sympathy and warned me to watch my balance on crutches till I got used to my balance with my leg up. Cast has no toeplate and my toes are sticking out waiting to bump into anything nearby when I sit down.
9/4 FX of 5th metatarsal, fibula and tibia-- splinted
9/15 Full leg plaster cast
12/26 short leg cast NWB
1/22 cast with a heel (FINALLY!)