Friday, January 27, 2012

Cast Adjustment


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I have been having some issues with my cast.  It has been cutting into the area at the base of my thumb.  It has made it difficult to do a lot of things including sleeping.  It doesn’t hurt where it is broken, only where I can move it.  So this morning I asked a friend, Helen for a ride to the hospital to see if they could adjust it.   In the above pictures you can see the difference.  The “casting technician” ( don’t remember his name).  What he did was to cut away part of the fiber cast material above and below the thumb and shaved the sharp edges away.  Then he covered the edges with moleskin so that it will be softer and more comfortable.  So far, it feels a lot better.

On the way home we stopped at a Rite Aid Drug Store, where I picked up some more Tylenol  and a Cast Protector.  Hopefully it will help in the shower and so that I can do the dishes and keep the cast dry.


Helen was also kind enough to take me to the grocery store too.  I was looking for some single size almond or soy milk.  Success!

After putting everything away, I spent the rest of the day watching a bit of TV and catching up on reading blogs.  I think that it will be an early night.

Happy Weekend!

Thanks for visiting


Susan and Angel


  1. Glad you had Helen there to help you and am glad too that they were able to fix your cast. Oweee! Continue taking care of yourself. You and Angel will be on the road before you know it. HugZ!

  2. The cast does look a lot more comfortable. Hope you sleep better tonight.