Virginia had a huge cast on her leg after her Achilles surgery. It was to keep everything in place for the early stages of healing, before moving on to the boot.
There’s really only one rule with a cast: Don’t stick anything in it. I’ve never actually worn a cast (just a bandage when I had knee surgery – update 2020: now I have), because I’m not a SuperKlutz, but I’ve heard they can be itchy.
Here’s the one rule again. Don’t stick anything in it.
Some people ignore this and scratch the itch. This can crumple the bandages under the cast which is bad, apparently.
Virginia would be some people.
I found her happily sticking a pencil in her cast to scratch away.
Really. There was just one rule.
So, we went back to the doctor and his PA took the whole thing off and redid it. He gave me the stink eye the whole time. Hey, buddy, you try to make her follow rules.
Virginia was happy because she got a new color cast. She didn’t like the first color she chose.