Happy Thanksgiving!

To all my USA based friends,

 

 image from google images - from 123greetings.com

image from google images - from 123greetings.com

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Yesterday I took my husband to the doctor once again. This time they removed the brace and put on a cast. 

Oh wait, I did say I wouldn't say anymore about my husband's leg.  I'm sorry, I lied. I didn't mean to, but I did. I just really want to share this process!

I asked if could take pictures. The doctor said "Yes".

Here's the process.

First, wrap the leg in a soft bandage - in this case it took three packs of bandages. This is going to be a long cast!

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Then, once it all gets wrapped up, start putting on some of the cast material itself.  Dip it in water and let it harden, rubbing the material to itself to form a nice hard shell.

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And here he is - cast and all!  Now it's something new to get used to!

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So, today we are thankful for the cast.   

I was also thinking about living back in Bible days. I wonder how people who got a broken leg survived then. Especially the children of Israel as they wandered around the wilderness for 40 years.  That would have been tough. I suppose people just carried them around til they were well.

It made me thankful I live nowadays!

For those of you who are curious, this is what it cost -

Doctor's visit - 250 zl  or $70 USD

x rays - 80 zl or $22 USD

supplies for cast -  330 zl or $93 USD

putting on the cast itself - 288 zl or  $81 USD

medicine - 411 zl or $116 USD

So, all in all, it was a kind of expensive day at the doctor.

We are to go back December 13 to get the cast off .

Have a great day no matter where you are!


Don't forget - my sis has a Black Friday Special coming for you over in the shop area!

 

 

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