The appointment went well. The feeling of stepping on hot coals is subsiding, the cast is more open at the toe than the splint was, and I think that helps. The splint really was too loose and rubbing on the stitches. The cast is MUCH tighter, which has it's own set of challenges.
The doctor said that having my ankle immobile for a few more weeks would give the sutured ligament time to heal, thus solving the popping issue. He showed me between the splint coming off and the cast going on that it's really MUCH tighter now. He said the only way I would re-injure it is if I started playing professional soccer or fell down a flight of stairs. I'm not going to play soccer any time soon, and I plan on steering clear of stairs! (That's how I hurt it the first time.)
I've considered requesting anti-anxiety meds because I don't do well with confinement, but so far I'm coping with bio-feedback and meditation. Plus, the OS doesn't hand out Xanex and I don't want to pay someone else that may or may not give them to me.
So far, so good.
Can I just say, I love you Health Board People? :-D