Updated: May 23, 2019
In October of last year, Melissa was walking in the woods near her house in New Brunswick, Canada and stepped in a hole. Melissa initially wrote the injury off as a sprain and managed to hobble home. Once there, Melissa's husband convinced the medical records tech to get an x-ray.
X-rays revealed a break in the lower fibula. Melissa was placed in a back slab splint and cautioned that surgery may be needed to stabilize the break.
After a week, the mother of two kids returned to the orthopedic surgeon to have a hard cast applied. The OS again warned Melissa that surgery may ultimately be required to stabilize the fibula. For the time being, however, everything looked good.
Melissa was introduced to the cast community while in her first cast. Creepers came out of the woodwork on social media. One idiot wanted Melissa to take a picture of her cast with a sock of covering her toes. Another offered to buy Melissa's cast after it was removed for the grand sum of $20. And she received numerous 'nice toes' comments as she posted dozens of photos of her casted foot.
After six week, Melissa's cast was removed and she was placed in a walking boot. The OS once again warned that the fracture was not united and surgery may still be required.
An interesting dynamic occurred after Melissa's pink cast was removed. Before the injury, 99% of her social media posts were of her kids. After the cast was removed, Melissa's posts were primarily of herself -- and very foot fetish oriented. Her followers on one social media site increased from 200 to 2,000 in the six week period of time she was in the cast. I think Melissa realized she had become a social media cast and foot fetish icon.
While February was a great month for Melissa's foot fetish followers, it was not so great for fracture healing. On February 28, Melissa had surgery to repair her broken fibula.
So, in early March, Melissa was essentially back to square one with her recovery. 10 days after surgery, her stitches were removed and she was placed in a stylish black cast. After the cast was on, Melissa's social media post rate rivaled Donald Trumps. The woman was obviously proud of her new look!
So yesterday was a sad day in the history of the cast community. Melissa had her black cast removed and was told she should wear her boot for two weeks.
I don't think we have seen the last of Melissa. I think she enjoyed this little casting experience so much, she may break the other leg just for fun. Keep you eyes open for a part two of this story.