Skin shedding like a rattlesnake

When the female DG got her second cast off last Thursday it occurred to her that her leg/foot had not been washed in three weeks – yuck. So she asked to ‘wash up’ before the third cast was put on and was given a thick wad of towelettes moistened with alcohol. Seemed like the  sensible and sanitary approach and she generously swabbed everything below her left knee.

Today she happened to look down at the area around the top of her cast and noticed that her skin was peeling off in what appeared to be more than just the top layer. Had she given her leg a microdermabrasion and not known about it? What was happening on the rest of her leg – the part she can’t see?

And a bit more seriously – was the pain she was feeling with the 25% weight bearing normal – or is she over doing it?


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