Originally Posted by middleview
so they handed me crutches told me keep weight totally off and I can live without the cast.
This obviously simplifies the bathing/showering scene but also means I have to be damn careful not to inadvertently get on it.
If you've not used crutches before make sure you transfer 100% of your weight through your hands and arms to your shoulders. If you bear weight on the top of the crutches you will compress your brachial plexus and in addition to the immediate pain it can cause more lasting damage if done for a prolonged period.
Good luck on the healing!