About being in a cast:
1. Mom's are a wonderful marvelous thing!! You want them around! Especially ones that are both calm, reassuring and sympathetic. They manage the situation and get everything done while helping you feel taken care of.
2. Casts are not a wonderful thing. You get itchies underneath them, they make you sweat, they weigh a TON and are generally a pain.
3. Not having your hands available makes pockets necessary. I have taken a recyclable grocery bag and made it mine. I have my pain meds, water, book, cell phone etc in it so I can hang it around my neck when I move. I may need to wear my apron around for the same reason.
4. Kids like to stare at people on crutches.
I'm sure there will be more things I learn as this goes on.