Dealing with a cast.
I have had a back cast all week after a scaffold fall. No pain or discomfort with the back cast all week.
But yesterday I had a full cast put on to my knee.
I repeat, I had no pain till this happened .
Now I have shooting pains up my whole leg and my toes have gone purple.
My foot was also cast at a 90 degree angle . Which is far from comfortable.
Last night it got so bad. I got out the tin snips and cut the cast right down the side. I could not bare it anymore.
Now I have room in the cast. No more pain .
I have to go back in today to get it redone. I cant see any advantage to being strapped up so tight . really . I know it going to end up in an argument with the nurse.
Im not a doctor or nurse. But I have had the advantage of having this leg stuck to my body for 34 years. I know what feels wrong.
Really. for a small fracture on the heal bone. Why does it have to be immobilized so well? whats wrong with a little space in these casts.?
Im not letting them put a tight one on. I just cant deal with the claustrophobic feel of it. Its very distressing for me.