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Tip Round-up June 23, 2006

Posted by ouchmyleg in Advice, Tips.
  1. Never try to sneak up on someone while you’re on crutches. It won’t work.
  2. Only wear boot-cut pants that will fit over your cast. Don’t think that just because you’re injured you can rock the whole “one leg tucked up, the other leg down” look. It’s not 1994.
  3. Crutches are not meant for speed.
  4. Everything will take twice as long as it used to. Be prepared for this. Schedule your time appropriately.
  5. Put on a brave face, but give yourself time to cry. Otherwise you’ll be watching “The Family Stone” and it’ll be all Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River.
  6. Don’t be embarrassed when the liner of your aircast starts to smell a little like a Junior High boys locker room. Wash the liner on the gentle cycle, then add a dusting of baby powder to your leg every time you put the boot on. This will help to soak up sweat and ensure you won’t alienate friends and coworkers.


1. Lynda - April 6, 2007

Here’s one to add to the sweaty, stinky aircast that has the aroma reminicient of your son’s hockey equipment. I put a couple of kleenex’s on the sole of the boot to help keep the foot dry.I have also sprayed lysol inside the boot, and wiped it off. If it is supposed to kill germs on contact, then it should kill the stink caused by the sweat.

On another note.. I read on the my broken leg website (I think) that drinking soda is bad, bad for healing because the phosphates in the bubbles leach calcium out of your body, and therefore slow healing. Smoking does the same thing, so if you are PM (post-menopausal), smoke, and drink a lot of diet-coke or whatever, you may want to quit smoking, and stop drinking pop in order to give yourself the best chance of healing. So… I’m trying to chew a lot of gum, and drink a lot of tea and milk

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