I am nearly at the end of the cast "adventure". Sometimes the road to this last day has looked like this: a very long road with no end in sight:
I went into the first cast on July 18th. I had surgery on Friday August 22nd and on Monday 25th they whacked me back into another cast. I have had black casts, purple casts and a green cast. Luckily none of these colours clashed terribly with my clothes.
Sometimes getting places with the cast and crutches has seemed like a trek over this:
But, I have managed to get to the other side – and with only a few falls.
Now, eleven weeks and two days later, today is the last day of the hard cast! Tomorrow morning I will make the trip down the front steps and off to the doctor to have the cast removed and an airboot "installed". In my mind I see myself getting into that airboot and just waltzing out of his office. The reality is, that after that length of immobility and surgery, I will probably be hobbling out with the aid of the crutches.
What am I looking forward to ……. getting that poor leg washed and being able to sleep without being encased!! Yippee – just one more big sleep to go!!!!!!
* Both photos were taken in Australia by me. The road is somewhere in the Northern Territory between Uluru and Alice Springs. The "rock" is Uluru just after sunrise.