Fortunately one of my readers, TNT, supplied the necessary direction: her basic bit of wisdom was "lookit dummy, you're not the first apple-knocker who's busted an arm--show a little initiative and do a Google search on cast protector." And so I did. Lo and behold there's a goodly selection of purpose-made plastic, slip on cast protectors fighting for one's attention in the market place. They ranged from ones with velcro closures to others with straps and still others with elastic closures--who knew? Armed with this info I went to my local Rite-Aid pharmacy. I asked the young kassörska to direct me to the cast protector department but drew only a blank stare. She repeated my question to middle management who said "if we have 'em they'll be over in aisle eleven." Unfortunately aisle eleven yielded nothing which remotely resembled what I was looking for. Indeed there wasn't even an empty slot on the shelf where cast protectors might have once a upona been placed. Now this was towards the back of the store close to the pharmacy. The Pharmacist watched me pacing up and down the aisle and finally asked what I was looking for. After showing her my arm and explaining my mission she whispered one word in my ear: "Walgreens."
|"Easy One-handed Application; No need for Tape or Straps". Sounds like my kinda product.|
Now I'm sure that all the broken bone experts in the audience are probably cluck-clucking that all this is terribly obvious and hardly worth posting but for broken bone newbs, such as myself, this info isn't all that apparent, and so I post it in the hope that the info makes some other skater's life just that little tad easier. Thanks again to TNT for the tip! Oh, one final point: Walgreens has these for the foot/lower leg as well. I do hope I never need to explore that aisle again!