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Old 11-15-2007, 01:29 AM   #1
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Cast Claustrophobia

I had the cast put on yesterday after 10 days in a splint. I had mentioned to my Dr. that I have cast claustrophobia, but my doc wanted to see how well I'll hold up in a cast since I have been in a cast for 3 weeks before. Unfortunately being in the cast previously for 3 weeks increased the severity of the claustrophobia. I went to bed at 11:30pm and woke up at 12:30am in sweat and freaking out about the cast. The foot was elevated and iced while I slept, but didn't help the situation. There is about a 1/4" of the cast that's slightly touching my little toe and it's the main reason why I'm freaking out. It's making my toes feel confined because I can't freely wiggle them. Controlling my breathing only helps for a short moment.

I can't even go back to sleep now because of it and a scissor and a flat-head screwdriver is looking very tempting right now.