Stephen T 4:57am Nov 18 2019
Hi - I hope you are all healing ok.
Iíve had my fracture clinic appointment today and have been back home for an hour or so and my partner has gone to work after taking me and dropping me home, so I thought Iíd let you know what happened.
I had the usual X-ray to check the healing progress and met with the consultant again.
His first words were ďhow are you getting along in the cast?Ē and I told him, well, itís not easy in fact itís a bit of a nightmare! No point in lying.
He checked the cast at the top edge and could get his fingers inside it so told me:
The X-ray shows no bone growth yet but also that the tibia and fibula are both still in good alignment to heal so...
He told me to wait in the waiting area for the Plaster Room and heíd help the nurses put me into a new full length cast which he wants me to be in for 6 weeks - the plan is to remove it after Christmas.
When they took the old cast off I got why I needed a new one - my leg has shrunk inside it. Itís half the size it was before I broke it. And hairy!!
Anyhow, the nurses and consultant have set my leg in plaster of Paris and itís from my toes to hip again, they told me that they have moulded it tightly to my joints to prevent movement again and I can feel the difference as itís very very snuggly fitted.
Iím sat again with it propped up on pillows and towels with my shorts rolled up as it is seeping white water as it dries out.
6 weeks or 42 days in it if all goes to plan, still non-weight bearing and all the aggravation that a full leg cast brings with it.
The nurses made me smile - one said at least I was guaranteed a White Christmas in it!
I had to laugh otherwise this ordeal will bring me and has brought me to tears.