Cast Day 2
66 Days Until Running?
Wednesday was the big day. The splint came off, the staples were removed (all 16 of them), and I got my cast put on.
The brief conversation with the surgeon went well: everything went according to plan with the Brostrum procedure and the only unexpected thing was a bit of fraying in my peroneal brevus tendon that he was able to clean up. He checked the repair - let's just say my ankle isn't going anywhere!!!! Very little inversion, thanks to the modified part of the Modified Brostrum procedure where he shifted my anterior retinaculum (google it) over.
All in all he was pleased.
Now some of you might be wondering why the cast instead of a boot? I asked in the original consultation. I think he's dealt with some non-compliant patients in the past and now chooses a walking cast over the boot because you can't take the boot off and walk around the house before the repair is fully scarred down and healed. Like a dumbass. So all of us that would be compliant pay the price. It's just four weeks. 26 days from now, not that I'm counting.
So here is how I get to spend those next 26 days: