Went back to the hospital today for my 4-week post op appointment. Had to wait around for a good 2 and a half hours before I eventually got seen, and it took about 10 minutes to remove the old cast, move my foot up to ‘plantar grade’ (pretty much as far as it will go) and put the new cast on. Again, it hurt, but probably not as much as last time as it was half way there already. My leg is definitely starting to waste away now, I’ve not seen it as thin since I was about 11 years old, and my foot is very dry and a bit horrible by the looks of it.
I go back on 24th May now for my next appointment (the 28th, in 2 weeks time when I should be going, was full). That’s when I’ll get the air cast boot hopefully, and can start bearing some weight on my foot which will be nice. I should be able to have a shower then too – YES! I’ve had a bath every day for 5 weeks, and it’s a bloody pain! Don’t think I’ll be able to drive with the boot and will still need to use crutches for the 6 weeks that I have it, but hopefully will be able to rely on the sticks less as time goes on.