Snug as a bug in a rug

Today’s post is a series of good news stories! I love it when this happens. I have three things that I’m feeling very happy about today!  Go grab a cup of tea and I’ll tell you all about them.

Ready? Okay, let’s get started!

So, on Monday afternoon I went to have my left leg re-potted after I had to get that one removed because my little toe was feeling a bit on the squashed side, so off I trotted to the hospital to get recast. This is where good news story #1 comes in. When they put my first pots on last Friday, they had to cast me lying on my tummy so that they could get my ankle into the right position. When I was a child, I had this done in sitting, but on that day, my ankles were too tight to do this with me sat up, so I had to lay on my front. My left leg always has been the tighter of the two. The right leg has stayed it its cast the whole time.

However, come Monday afternoon, even though I’d only worn the original pot on Lefty Leg for just over 12 hours and had it taken off on the Saturday morning, even by the time Monday rolled around, the people who work in the plaster room to get my foot into the right position to pot me in sitting! I was truly amazed by this. I can’t wait to see the end result on both sides.

When they put the new pot on, they made sure that my left pinky toe had lots of padding so it’s now snug as a bug in a rug, which is the second thing I’m pleased about today.

The third thing that is making me happy is the new pair of joggers that I have invested in. I can’t manage to get my jeans over my casts at the moment so I’ve had to wear shorts and skirts (without tights). Over the last couple of weeks, the weather has turned really cold in the UK, so I have been spending a lot of time wrapped up in blankets when I leave the house.

That won’t be an issue now though because these jogging bottoms are a perfect fit and so hopefully they’ll keep me nice and warm and snugly, just like my little toe.

I think I may need to buy another pair…

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6 thoughts on “Snug as a bug in a rug

  1. jogging bottoms are great for getting on and off over casts, especially the ones with zips at the bottom so they open really wide. When I had major surgery at the age of 13, the ones with poppers all the way down were in fashion and they were brilliant!!

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  2. I wear the ones with zips when I go to the gym, as they are designed so you can take them off (when you are wearing shorts underneath!!) without taking your trainers off – or in my case not having to take my splints off and put them back on again, which can take ages!!
    Oh I remembered a tip I was given when I last had serial casting (which was in the depths of winter) – get a large pair of sports sock to stretch over the ends of the casts to stop your toes getting cold.

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    1. That’s not a bad idea about the gym. I’ll have to remember that one, Thanks! I struggle with shoes and can’t put afos on myself. I’m currently using a paiir men’s walking socks and they are just the right size to fit over the cast all the way to the top.

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