Getting dressed while in an ankle cast or boot!

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This will sound a bit superficial, but what do you wear when you're in a cast, especially in the first few weeks? Being in nightclothes all day can't be good psychologically.

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    I was in a cast during the winter. I mostly wore pajamas and exercise/leisure pants. I didn't have much that would fit over my cast. I bought extra pairs of leggings and cut the cast side to go right above my cast. Not tons of options unfortunately.

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    I was in plaster throughout the months of May and June.  Thankfully, the UK experienced record-breaking temperatures including several heatwaves.  Luckily, I was able  to wear shorts for the whole time.  I was also able to sit in the garden for 2 months, and enjoy the rare hot weather!

    I often think what a totally difference experience it would have been, if I’d had my accident in the winter months.  Thinking about the clothing situation, and going stir crazy inside the house.

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    Thanks for your responses. I'm looking at winter, unfortunately.

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      I bought a couple of pairs of trousers with removable sections that made them into shorts. I unzipped the lower section of one side so that I could step i to them. Worked very well for me.

      Cheers Richard

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    Yoga pants are about to become your new best friends (the wide legged ones). Amazon has quite a few that are under $20 and you can keep a stash on hand. If you can borrow some men's sweats, those tend to be soft and have wider legs too (to make it over the cast/boot). Maxi dresses and maxi skirts are also very easy to slip in and out of. 

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