I'm scheduled to get the plaster cast off on Friday, and I'm really looking forward to it, especially since I'll be able to apply the ointment to heal up the infection to all the places the infection is. I was rather apprehensive about trying to boil water again, but told myself to get back on that horse. Today I managed much better. I took it slowly, and made sure to get a good grip on the handle without touching any other part of the cup. It was all pain-free this time.
So I really want things to distract me from the physical. The physical is still just no fun. I have more of a sense of the broken ankle being temporary, but I'm very eager for a change of cast.