What Color Should I Get My Cast?

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I'm getting my regular cast on Tuesday (finally it seems, even though it'll only have been a week since surgery, but I've had issues with my surgical cast)...

What color should I get? It doesn't have to be just 1, so I'm open to things like stripes. My favorite color is purple, but I'm not sure if I want to be in purple for 6 weeks, which it'll probably be since I'm getting the surgical cast off early.

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    I had a purple cast, I like purple too and it really cheered me up every time I looked at it over those long 6 weeks. I got compliments when I put photos of it on Facebook too!
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      Was it ever dreary to you? Cast purple is just so dark (I tend to go towards lighter purples)...maybe I could put stripes on it...like pink or blue or something. I don't know. Just throwing ideas out there.

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      I guess it all comes down to personal taste, I liked the rich colour. I've tried to attach a photo - don't know if it will work. Stripes would definitely be cheerful smile

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      I'm all about color...like, color...bold, in your face, fun times color. That purple would be the perfect purple for a pair of leggings or a top, going along with a brighter top/bottom...I mean, I've got leggings, a favorite pair that have teal and magenta in them...and another favortie pair that's green with orange and pink flowers.

      So...maybe purple with stripes of a lighter color. I just feel like that purple would make me depressed.after awhile. Like, I'd be enamored for a bit of time, and then end up absolutely hating it cause it was too boring.

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    Mine is a removable cast which is bright orange with a white trim. I would have had stripes if it were possible - maybe purple and orange.... lol

     

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      Lucky you for having a removable cast!! Purple and orange? I've thought about that actually...not really sure why -- I don't really like orange a lot haha.

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    Apparently i have a removable cast as it was a very serious break and the swelling was horrendous. Now 3 months later i can exercise gently with the cast off. Bliss.

    ​This photo was taken as my cast was being made and i have to say it is bright. Everyone always comments on it - previously i was given red and it looked like a fur trimmed Christmas boot!

    ​I have to say mine cheers me up.

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      I think the idea is that any swelling can be accommodated more easily with a removable cast as it can be tightened or loosened using the velcro fasteners.

      I am allowed to gently exercise it after a few weeks and apparently helps it more than it just being confined in one place.

      ​Orange goes with my hair and my handbag, so people often comment on it.

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      Interesting.

      My current tote is silver (and yes, it is truly a tote, not a purse, not a handbag, not a clutch...a bonafide tote!), so anything and everything would go with that. And my hair is black...nothing special about that lol. But I see what you mean smile 

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