Posted 9/30/2016 11:54 PM (GMT -7)
Every day there's a new issue. Tonight I'm up overthinking the condensation in my orthopedic boot.
I took apart the foam liner from the hard shell to see if the foam would be enough support for night because the boot is so uncomfortable in bed. There was a lot of water sloshing about in the shell! The outside of the liner was wet, but not the inside. My foot and it's wrappings and thick sock weren't wet, so I figured it must be condensation. Dr. Google had comments on this issue too.
I left everything out to dry until 2 AM and put the liner back on. I'll try calling in the morning to find out what is the solution for night wear. I'm not! going to be sticking my foot into a bacteria filled front-loading washing machine door gasket for the next month!!
At only 12 days out from major ankle surgery (see my other post), I know I can't just leave the boot off. I only asked about showering, which is OK, but didn't think about night.
I tried my other boot from last year's surgery, but it pinches too hard at the ankle, which is swollen even more now.
Just leaving the boot off overnight isn't going to stop bacteria. I can wash the liner, but what do I use while I do that? Hand sanitizer? Bubble wrap?