zd80 (50.32.219.---) 6:06am May 18 2019
Yeah, I wasn't thrilled with it having to be the full leg cast but at least I'm out of that splint! They did put a little bit of bend in my knee, and moved my foot slightly closer to 90°. It hurt but already I can notice a difference when crutching. With the angle of my foot, and my knee being almost straight in that splint, it made it very difficult just moving the short distances between the couch and bathroom or couch and bed. I could barely get my foot up off the floor! Now with the new cast, that's not nearly as big of a concern. I still need to crutch with my leg out front, but it seems quite a bit easier now with the new position of my foot and knee. I know what you are saying about picking black for the color, although I don't anticipate spending much time in the heat over the next 2 weeks. I'll likely be here on the couch 95% of the time and we have AC at the house so shouldn't be a problem. I'll probably get a different color for the next cast in 2 weeks. Funny, my girlfriend said the exact same thing about getting some silver or gold sharpies to sign it! Lol. I'll have to try and start collecting some signatures soon I guess! I've definitely been icing it to help with the swelling and soreness and I've got a big "body pillow " as well as 2 more regular pillows to prop it up on. I like the body pillow because it's big enough that I can put the other 2 pillows down by my foot, then put the body pillow "long ways" from on top of the others, up to the top of my leg. Its great cause it can contour to the cast and provide padding and support for my whole leg. Works pretty good! Was my girlfriends idea so kudos to her! Will be picking up a cast protector sometime later today, or at least the girlfriend will anyhow, I won't be going anywhere for a while lol. I can't wait to be able to bathe again! That will feel so nice.
5/7/19- suffered fractured ankle, grade 2 high ankle sprain, and fractured tibia. Full leg backslab splint.
5/17/19- 1st ortho appt. No surgery, fiberglass LLC NWB
6/1/19- 2nd LLC NWB
6/29/19- LLWC applied minimal WB
7/20/19- SLC applied