Well, I got a soft cast today. Looks like above, few layers of cast material & then ace bandage. Dr. Z. said he was surprised that it was not as bad as he imagined but I did a pretty good job, managing to upset 4 ligaments so far! Ugh! At least no big cast or the walking boot. :-) It is hurting more now because it is making me walk "the right way" rather than how it wants to go, which was weak & leaning toward the right & not really supporting me. Problem was I was at a different location than their main place & I had to go downstairs for x-rays. They took an hour to check in 2 people before me & the woman got all sarcastic with me. I'm making a phone call on her tomorrow! By that time they got me in & realized the soft cast is casting a shadow, Dr Z. said just wait a week & come in & get it x-rayed & then he will check it. Originally it was going to be 2 weeks but I think he is happier actually. I don't really think anything is broken anyway & I'm just thrilled he is not thinking MRI. We'll see.
I thought you might find this interesting...he said to take my foot bath & put water & ice in it & use a thermometer to get the temp to 45-50 degrees. Then I have to put my cast saver on & soak my foot. He said they found out colder or warmer than this just doesn't do the trick. Hmmm.
Well, I'm really exhausted & my foot is hurting so I think I'll just go to bed & get some sleep & rest the foot. I'm only going to PT on Thurs so that helps & not sure about tomorrow yet...depends on the weather. I was planning on taking my little niece to see the Rockettes but she is not feeling well the last few days & I heard on the radio rain/snow so???? Goofy week...feel like my schedule is moment to moment changing. Oh well....