Despite today getting off to a rocky start, and being pretty busy, I’m feeling pretty good. (The percocet no doubt has SOMETHING to do with it, but it’s not the only thing.) I slept through my alarm (stabilizing my foot more did not make it any less twitchy, which I suspected would be the case but HOPED wouldn’t be) so I still couldn’t sleep until after 3 am. I had to be at the ortho’s office at 9, but I slept through my alarm at 7 and very hastily got dressed and hurried out of the apartment to meet Comma when I realized I didn’t have a shoe on my left foot. I went back to my door and tried to get one on quickly, and then I fell down.
I’M FINE!! Promise. I fell backwards, which is good because I have been holding my leg out in front of me, and I fell in a sitting position, which helped, and finally, I have been really lazy and never moved the free e-mac I got from Thinkgeek out of the area near the entrance, so I ended up sitting on it and sliding down it’s domed surface to the floor. This hurt-I was dizzy for about 30 seconds, and immediately texted Comma that I needed her to come up, rather than me going down to meet her as we had planned. She got me up off the floor and I braved stairs on crutches for the first time since Saturday (it went fine. in fact, spoiler alert: everything went fine today, the fall was the only scary thing.) and then we were on our way.
The ortho said that I have what’s called a spiral fracture in both the tibia and the fibula, and they’ll be treating it a bit more like an ankle break than a regular leg break, putting in plates and screws rather than a rod down my entire calf. I, for one, am totally for this plan. I will also be allowed to do stuff on Saturday, should I so choose, which is good because I’m signed up to volunteer for a roller derby bout and apparently we’re having a birthday party for my grandfather. I have no idea which I will do, if either of them, right now. Gotta figure some shit out.
All-Ass took me to the hospital that is going to be doing the surgery, so I could get the pre-surgery testing done (pregnancy test, blood and urine tests) and fill out/sign some forms. Since I’m going in 2 hours before my surgery to get on a saline IV (because no food and water after midnight tonight, but dehydration causes migraines) so I thought I could do the tests then, I didn’t realize they had to get the materials the day before. For the next 6 hours or so I am going to be drinking lots of water and juice, and eating, so I do not dry up and die tomorrow. Also, I expect there will be much peeing. So I’mma get on that. See you on the flip side, kids.