Joel Moore 5:54am Aug 8 2018
Oops posted this twice! Itís not easy typing laying on my back!Joel Moore wrote:
> Hi all - I was meant to have had my hip spica cast fitted
> last week but it was cancelled due to lack of staff available
> to apply it.
> I had it fitted on Monday morning this week and itís really
> pretty awful to be in , Iím told that Iíll adjust to being in
> it but Iím not sure myself.
> The cast Iím in:
> Itís called a ď1.5 hip spica castĒ which means- it starts at
> the toes of my right leg and then it goes up my leg, past my
> hip and to my chest and then goes back down my left side to
> end above my knee.
> Theyíve attached a wooden bar between my knees to set my legs
> apart to keep the fractures I have stable.
> Itís made of plaster and fibreglass.
> I have it on for 12-16 weeks until my fractures are healed.
> I go home from hospital later this week once the cast is
> fully dry and my partner has been shown how to care for me
> onnotn- which is going to be challenging.
> Iíll post again soon.
> Hope you are all ok.