I had a lovely morning re-visiting the couch before my doctor's appointment this afternoon. He took the stitches out - I snapped a photo before the extraction and after – they are blurry because I didn't have my glasses on to see if my camera was focusing – it was not!! (for the curious the poor quality photos are in the photo section).
I got my wish for a green cast…. it is quite a nice shade of green really – and lighter than it seems to be in the photo:
In 2 weeks and 2 days this cast absolutely comes off …. this is really good news!! I will go into an air-boot then - it is possible that I might still be on crutches though until I can put weight on my foot without pain. But at least the air-boot can come off at night.
The manservant promised me chocolates if I was a good girl when the stitches were being taken out. After 4 weeks threaded in my skin it did feel as though the doctor was having to rip them out and a couple of times I winced and jerked about as it hurt. There were no tears though so the manservant raced into a store and got these:
Which look like this inside the box: (and taste delicious inside the mouth!).
I am so happy about this being the last cast that I am going to have a glass of wine tonight. I have not had alcohol for 4 weeks and 2 days (I had to stop before the surgery) - I suppose I didn't notice the withdrawal symptoms with everything else going on! ha ha. I did clear it with my doctor considering I am still on the Lyrica but he said I deserved some – and I will have about 4 hours between imbibing and downing the drugs! This is what I am going to drink:
It was a good day – but it is going to be a better one on October 6th! I never thought I would say I am looking forward to being in a cam-walker (airboot)!!!!