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Well, it appears I did a little more damage to my ankle in last post’s antics than meets the eye.

I went in to the doc’s office today to get the damn thing casted up.  They re-X-Rayed everything and also had some machine that can do pseudo X-Rays in full motion video so they can move my joints and see what the bones are doing real-time.  I guess that break in my fibula is kinda sticking out at a funny angle, which is also displacing my entire ankle about a centimeter towards that side.  They seem to think I tore up my ligaments pretty badly too.

So Friday, I’ll be in the hospital all day, knocked out, while they rip open my left ankle and do reconstructive surgery on the entire thing.  I guess there’s gonna be some metal plates involved too.  Funny; my first fully broken bone ever and I get the whole kit and kaboodle with metal plates, pins and all.  Oh well, at least it got me out of a week-long TDY and gives me a little more time home.

I’m sure it’ll also buy me some extra time to try to slay some Bass while they’re biting good in the Spring (since my ankle will preclude me from doing anything else right away).  Hopefully, I’ll have enough movement back where I can fly again in a few weeks – Pam and I have a trip to Key West planned for 20May.  There’s no way in hell I’m canceling that.

So anyone got any good books to recommend while I’m stuck in the hospital all day on Friday?

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