Kidding aside, looks like my calcaneous fracture is worse than I thought. Broken in many places:
Surgeon: Your calcaneous basically exploded.
Me: There was a lot of that going on that day.
So: surgery tomorrow morning, because every day that goes by is another day where instead of a 3″ incision, they have to make it twice the size.
I expect that the first few days will be rough, and I’ll be confined to the downstairs couch with my foot elevated. And no ibuprophen or other NSAIDs, because +Peter V. Dell’Orto was right about recent research showing NSAIDs retard the bone healing process.
Oh, and for the next 24 hours, I’m in a ‘fracture boot,’ I did not think anything could be more awkward and annoying than the fiberglass cast.
I was wrong.
So: farewell for a week. Game on.