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Comment : Welcome to the club!
Posted by Annette on Mon 4:29am 4 October 2004


Hi Alison,

Well, the good news first, it's been 7 weeks since I broke my ankle (5 breaks with HW), and people aren't tired of helping out yet. At least they don't complain!

The bad news: You're leg WILL absolutely be skinny, flabby, hairy, and scaly with dead, dry skin. Muscles begin to atrophy in 3 days when in a cast.

If your cast gets too big, you should definitely get it checked out by the doctor! My first post op cast did, and it caused some sore areas from rubbing against the skin-areas that are still sensetive, especially around the ankle!

Aloe Vera GEL (not lotion) is a MUST for your toes! A callous file is very helpful also.

You're almost over the hump. The first few weeks are the worst! check the TIPS portion of this sight-invaluable information there!

Good Luck!

Annette

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