After five weeks, I finally got my cast removed. My wrist feels cold and naked, sore and stiff, and looks like it has been on a no-carb diet. I found this video which is very representative of my experience getting my cast removed. That is not my arm, but the cast looks exactly the same, and the process was exactly the same. Just imagine you watching on from my eyes. Enjoy.
Now I just have to wear a wrist guard for a while and return for x-rays in six weeks. Over the next few weeks, I will be gently stretching my wrist so I can really use it once again. I am excited that I can now scratch when it itches. I can wash my arm and take a shower tonight without wrapping plastic around my arm. It is amazing the things we take for granted.