Yep, it’s official: I’m counting down. But not to Christmas or even New Year. Nope, I’m just waiting for Tuesday, which is the day that my serial casting pots will be coming off.
Serial casting is some treatment that I’ve been undergoing for the past five weeks for my Cerebral Palsy. As my ankles are tight, they’ve been potted into a better postion, so that hopefully, when they get taken off on Tuesday, my muscles will be more relaxed. Then, I’ll be able to get my foot into the place that the casts have been holding it a lot more easily.This, in turn, should make the new splints that I’ll be getting on that day a lot more confotable for me to wear than if we hadn’t done this first.
If you want to read more about how I’ve found the process, you can read my other posts about it here.
As excited as I am to see how well the has worked, and to get my new splints, I think the thing I’m looking forward to the most is not having to worry about getting my feet and legs wet anymore. Thankfully we have a walk in shower at home that I’ve still been able to use as long as I covered the pots with some waterproof protectors and some bin bags, but it’s just not the same. I’ll be able to go out in heavy rain without having to worry and constantly look for shelter again too. Not that I make a habit of going out when it’s pouring it down, but it’s nice to have the option, you know?
Not long now though. Almost there.
Four days to go, if you don’t count Tuesday itself. And yes, I am counting.