Archive for August 11th, 2017

Exothermic reaction

Steed n cast

No, that’s not the Doc’s response when he looked at my foot today.

It’s how my new cast became a cast.

The longer story is that the Doc is very happy with my healing (especially X-rays), but there remains sufficient swelling that he did not remove the sutures today, but will do so in two weeks. In the meantime, he had his assistant put me in a hard cast. I got to pick the color….

The last cast I had was a l-o-n-g, l-o-n-g time ago and it was white plaster, like you see in old movies. My new one is made from a wrap that’s activated with water, then molded around my leg at the proper tightness and angles, and left to finish reacting, which will actually take 24 hours to full rigidity, although it became pretty solid within three minutes, through an exothermic reaction. That means it threw off heat, which I could feel on my foot and leg, but only barely.

White ginger fleur

And here’s a pretty, captured for me by the Guru (thnx!!). White ginger blossom and buds.