It is official, my ankle is broken. I finally gave in and had x-rays done today. It wasn't healing fast enough and I wasn't able to wiggle my toes anymore so I got nervous. Two nurses walked past my x-rays before the doctor came in to talk to me about them. One said "Oh it hurts just to look at that," the other said "Wow, that's a bad break." Needless to say I was instantly in tears.

I am supposed to go see an orthopedist tomorrow, or as soon as they can get me in. Apparently I cracked my fibula in half, that's the bone on the outside of your ankle in case you're not an anatomy expert. I had to look it up. In the picture below I drew a red line where the break is. They sent me home with the x-ray so I was just checking it out and it's a clear break. Kinda crazy actually. I've never broken a bone, even as a gymnast, cheerleader, general klutz... The doctor I saw tonight said that this sort of break could require surgary, could require a pin. That scares the beejeezus out of me.

Thankfully I now have pain meds so I can at least get a decent nights sleep.

I don't know how long I'll be off work, hoping not much. I talked to my boss tonight and I think we have a game plan to temporarily move my office to a ground floor location. That will make life so much easier. I'm incredibly thankful that they are being so supportive. I know plenty of employers who would not be.

So that's the scoop today! RE consult tomorrow, and possible Ortho consult too! Fun stuff!

Oh and since I'll be stuck for a while I'm going to need ooodles and ooodles of book recomendations! So please post them for me!


Melissa said...

Glad you got some pain meds so that you can sleep. That's awesome that work is willing to be so helpful!

Hope the RE goes well tomorrow!

The Krull Family said...

I read Middlesex and loved it!!! If you're interested in easy, mindless, fun reading... the Janet Evanovich series (it's about a female bail bondsman, but they are actually good, and suspenseful), The Secret Life of Bees, The House on Mango Street, good too :)

kirke said...

Isn't it funny how things hurt so much worse once you find out they should?!

I hope you get some good sleep tonight!

Stacey said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry. I hope you can get some rest and get this ankle healed up soon (with or without surgery). :(

I JUST posted my updated reading list on my blog today. Go check it out!