After 6 lllllloooooonnnnnnngggggg weeks, I am finally cast free! I would be doing a happy dance (a la Snoopy) but my hand is so sore that yesterday I actually wished it was back on! In the 39 years of my existence, this was the first cast I've ever had. TGIM has had 2 on his leg since we've been married but he had a completely different experience. He went from a cast to a walking boot and 6 weeks of physical therapy while wearing the boot, so he never had that stiffness from lack of use. Plus, he scored a really cool Gor-Tex lining so he could get his cast wet..... no nasty, scaly skin for him! You can be glad that I didn't take pictures of what my thumb looked like immediately after it came off. GROSS!!!!!!
I thought I'd share my different casts with you.
Very soon, I'll share with you some new goodies and recipes. I had googled "skin care after cast removal" and it said to soak and gently exfoliate and then use fragrance free lotion. Conveniently, I had just ordered (and it arrived 2 days before) some supplies to make my own hand cream. It's super easy and cheap! So maybe next week, when my hand is stronger I'll show you how to do it. Silly me, I thought that my cast would come off and I'd be ready to go. Shows you how much I didn't know!