Here is the nurse cutting off the cast. They use this blade that vibrates and will cut thru casts but if it touches flesh, it stops and won't cut.
The stitches on the inside of the foot. The Doc says it is healing nicely but he was going to leave the stitches in until April 28.
These are the inside stitches. The dried blood on the bottom of the foot is from the stitches area there, that some blood seeped thru.
The top of the foot. The rod put inside the foot has straightened the toes out. Doc says if they stay like this, he may not have to go back in and break, pin and plate the toes. I hope they stay just like this... I definitely don't want to have to go thru another surgery or more down time
The stitches on the bottom of my right heel. Must of bled pretty good for the amount of dried blood.
Another view of the inside stitches. There was some concern about the foot being bright red but the Doc says that is common with foot surgeries and not an infection.
As I sit there waiting for my new cast both Janice & the nurse dare me to let them put on a pink cast.
I gave them my answer and the nurse starts to put on my final 4 week cast.
Yep..I took the dare and had her put a pink cast on. I must've had an enormous "brain fart" to do that.
The final product, my new flamingo pink cast. I was having second thoughts about it, even though it was too late, and then I perked up. This would be my way of supporting Breast Cancer Awareness. So far, most of the comments have been positive and I am getting a good ribbing about it from the guys..
Hopefully, when they take this one off, the rehab won't take long and I can be back on the Harley & in the wind again...
Please continue to pray for our troops both in and out of harms way. Pray for Pattie (in Korea) and Steffanie, my niece, (in the Iraqi Theatre)
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Until next post, ya'll be careful out there, keep the rubber on the road, keep your head on a 360 degree swivel, and above all else: RIDE SAFE.......JOHN