Day 229: Don't try this at home

At 5.15 this morning I woke up from a discomfort in my foot. It didn't take long to realize that it was the cast that was now too tight. I tried to go back to sleep, but it was impossible. Once you start thinking about it, you can feel the panic coming - what if I never get this thing off? What if my foot gets more swollen? It hurts!

So there was nothing else to do than to get up and find some kind of tool. A pair of pincers was the best I could find. It worked, but took a lot of time. I had to break off small pieces of plaster.

In other words, I spent an hour at dawn trying to break into this thing. How did you start your day?