When they took the cast off my leg last year, it wasn’t too bad as far as the condition of my skin (my foot was incredibly stiff and my muscles were all atrophied, but my skin was fine!). With this one, I knew it was gonna be icky under there (could see & feel it around the cast edges), but it was pretty gross to actually see.A cast really sucks the moisture out of skin. My forearm/hand looked gnarly when I got my cast off.
They won't let you take the brace off to sleep?
I was instructed to keep my brace on at all times except hand washing and stretching. I’m not allowed to take it off to sleep or even shower. I’m still using a cast cover for showers.