After three weeks with a really annoying cast, and crutches, it was time to remove the cast! After a few hours at the hospital, I was introduced to what I refer to as my Darth Vader Space Age Cast. I think the product’s actual name is “Aircast“. It’s really neat and high-tech with four or five “air zones” for maximum flexibility when it comes to adjusting its fit to my leg and foot.
It’s amazing how much one takes for granted. Just being able to walk on both feet, albeit a bit slower than usual, gives me an intense feeling of satisfaction. Not to mention being able to walk around the kitchen while cooking.
I asked the doc how long it would take before I could hit the dojo again for some serious aikido practice.. I was given a rather sceptical look in return, after which he responded that “a good three months” should pass since the accident.
Oh well, I’ll have to do some bokken and jo exercises in the living room instead 🙂