Plasta cast (STOOKIES)

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Broken limbs set in plaster. Lovely.

Have you ever had one and had it 'signed'?

I ask because I've never had a cast on and feel as though I missed out on some right of passage.

If you were to break a bone now and have a cast, would you let friends and family sign it or would you prefer to keep it pristine?

What's the etiquette of signing casts?

Rumpsy Pumpsy (Rumpie), Monday, 5 February 2007 11:23 (thirteen years ago) link

It seems to be unusual these days to get a proper cast that people can sign. They prefer these 'breathable' casts, and you can't write on them, boo hiss.

(I have never had a plaster cast and now I never will)

Also, this thread made me think of plaster casters but it would be rude to derail it so early on.

Zora (Zora), Monday, 5 February 2007 12:21 (thirteen years ago) link

(I should not have said that about 'never will'. Now watch me bust a bone and get a real one, stat. I take it back.)

Zora (Zora), Monday, 5 February 2007 12:22 (thirteen years ago) link

i had one, wrote '4 REAL' on it. i lolled.

the original hauntology blogging crew (Enrique), Monday, 5 February 2007 12:27 (thirteen years ago) link

I thought this was going to be a thread about the heinous crime of Stookie Glanding.

Judge Vicar (dirtyvicar), Monday, 5 February 2007 13:46 (thirteen years ago) link

Ha, that's what came to mind here as well, DV.

Pashmina (Pashmina), Monday, 5 February 2007 13:51 (thirteen years ago) link

Anyway, I had a old style pot cast one on for 2 weeks maybe 15 years ago, after I fell off my bike. It was a precaution, b/c they thought I might have broken my forearm (as it turned out, I hadn't). It's not all that, there were 2 gross things about it - after a couple of days, even w/careful cleaning, it started to smell pretty bad, which was gross, worse still was the freakish sight of my arm when it came off - all the muscle had wasted away, it looked really mutated and grotesque, yeurgh.

Pashmina (Pashmina), Monday, 5 February 2007 13:54 (thirteen years ago) link

I had one when I broke my arm aged about 16, and several members of the then Scotland rugby team signed it. I wasn't allowed to keep it when they cut it off.

Pash OTM about mankiness of post-cast skin. My arm was all weak and yellow and skin was just falling off it (this was after about six weeks). Yuk.

ailsa (ailsa), Monday, 5 February 2007 18:30 (thirteen years ago) link

why couldn't you keep it alisa? What were they afraid you were going to do with it.

Rumpie, I've never had a cast either. you are not alone.

Ms Misery (MissMiseryTX), Monday, 5 February 2007 19:20 (thirteen years ago) link

God, I've just remembered the woman in Trainspotting, and what she had written on her cast.

The Real Dirty Vicar (dirtyvicar), Monday, 5 February 2007 20:30 (thirteen years ago) link

I don't know. I never asked. It was probably too stinky and horrible and covered in flaky skin that hadn't seen sunlight, soap or water for six weeks, and very probably a health hazard as a result, only fit for incineration. Regardless of whether Gavin Hastings had scrawled on it.

ailsa (ailsa), Monday, 5 February 2007 20:40 (thirteen years ago) link

(stookie is a fucking brilliant word, btw)

ailsa (ailsa), Monday, 5 February 2007 20:40 (thirteen years ago) link

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