It will beat you down until you surrender, thereby giving in to any tantrum brewing or screams stifled inside. That is so healing all by itself. I wonder when they will level off again. Alberta Watson in Spanking the Monkey is very alluring, but the sex in that is incestuous so it might send out the wrong message. Being in a cast does very much immediatly change your life style. You will learn much during this time.
Your article rang so true and it really just made my day. What sort of cast did they put you in? American serial-killer Ted Bundy would sometimes wear plaster casts, slings or crutches to gain the trust of his young female victims. To create this article, 48 people, some anonymous, worked to edit and improve it over time. Thank you for making it seem like I am not alone! Let dry for as long as it needs. It feels wrong to you, because you think of so many others that so desperately need help more than you do.
Allow that heat to penetrate your sore muscles before you have to hoist your body out of the bath and go about the feat of drying and dressing on one leg. The problem you have to guard against is soiling the top of the cast. It helps to not feel alone. Broken bones, torn ligaments, scrapped joints, twisted tendons… you name it. It will speak to your character and reveal a new-found strength.
Thank you for your encouraging words, sharing your blog with my daughters. If you are unable to purchase it, you can email your address at and I will send you a free copy. Im crying reading through this! When the doctor gave me the news that I could start walking with crutches, I was so excited. So many out there who feel lost in this inability to function normally. Trying to stay calm , not easy right now. Like you I decided to avoid surgery.
It saves it from being rolled on with the scooter, lessens stress on the foot… God bless you! I will pay forward all the kindness I have recieived over these weeks. It will save your arms but kill your knee. I hope you were able to read the other posts I wrote that I added below this post because I think they will be encouraging for you too. I could go on and on but what I really want to say is thank you for your wonderful words of encouragement and the reminder that one day this will all be just a memory, and to always be thankful because I know it could have been much worse. It took my mind off the pain in my foot for a few days which I suppose is something. Just email me your address, if you want it. Let me send you my book okay? My story, at a gym trying to get in shape and fell from a jumpbox and broke my heel bone and talus bone on my right foot.
Thank you for writing this!!! Thank you for this post. I could hobble on one foot…. Will I ever be independent again? Chair in bath has no arms. The other ankle remains sprained. Thank you for your tips!!! Email me your address at.
I trust you've already discovered that thermos flask, tupperware containers and backpacks become your best friends when you're obliged to hop around on crutches. I just want to walk, drive. Broke both my ankles and had surgery. I can't figure out how to look good in this thing? Dive into your loves, somehow. This can put to much pressure on you lower back. The loneliness of the long Leg Cast is hard to explain to others.
Usually, I am a cautious person, carefully navigating around my house to avoid mishaps. The intermittent pain with no rhyme or reason is tough and disheartening! That will not be the case this time. I can say this the Cast is a great birth control device it has wrecked my social life. As for the resting knee, make sure you put padding on the seat. I broke my ankle on August 11th. About 3 years ago I broke both my tib and fib falling down a flight of stairs. Thank you so much for your true and humorous account of being a mom in a cast! Two story home w bedrooms upstairs, Monica—I feel like you and I are on parallels as you have described many of the problems I have faced.