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Comment : Re: Wow - I'm so jealous!!!!!!!
Posted by Valerie on Tue 9:29am 18 March 2003
The bath was the best! Actually, it was kinda nasty because all the dried skin and dried fracture blisters started coming off, but I was so happy to be sitting in water and shaving that I did not even care! The aircast has a strip that goes under your foot and two plastic pieces with inflated inserts that go up the each side of your leg and then two velcro straps that wrap around your leg. It is not the pretties thing, but it seems to work to stabilize the joint. The Dr. told me to sleep with it the first week, then stop wearing it to bed when I switch to one crutch on THURSDAY! Even though I am phyched to be castless, my ankle is really sore, not where the break was, but right at the joint. I guess after 9.5 weeks of not moving, it will take a while. The swelling has gone down a lot . . .which I assume is a good sign. I actually have a shoe (actually a wide clog style thing!) on today. Happy healing!