Re: Just got a walking cast--any tips or advice?

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Posted by Marti on June 28, 1998 at 12:25:49:
Best of Luck. I had to be in a walking cast for 4 weeks due a break. Then they took the cast off too soon and I ended up in another cast for another 6 weeks. Mine was in the winter, but the itching was what got to me. Taking a shower was a real trip too!! Went through lots of saran wrap. I found that a washcloth stuffed around the top of the cast helped keep any water out that managed to get through the wrap and tape. I have heard horro stories about people who get the inside of the cast wet.

After you get out of the cast, physical therpay should be automatic. I had to go through 6 weeks of it. First it was whirlpool baths 3x per week with ultrasound treatments, then it was was exercise. Had to learn how to walk all over again as if I wasn't having enough trouble as I was in the 2nd trimester of pregnancy by the time I finally got out of the cast. Luckily, I have a great husband and my other kids were 16, 14 & 10 at the time.

Best of luck.

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