So yesterday I was going down the stairs leaving my friend's house and when I stepped off the last step I landed funny and dropped like a rock. It was not one of my more graceful moments! That resulted to a trip to Urgent Care this morning and x-rays. Apparently I injured it previously (but not that I explicitly noticed) and this fall just made it worse, and the folks at Urgent Care told me that I have fractured my ankle. I'll find out what that means in a practical sense tomorrow... for today I've been set up with a cast and a set of crutches.
I've also been given a prescription for Vicodin and instructions to minimize standing and try to keep my leg elevated. None of which goes well with clinical rotations, but the VA staff were very nice and arranged things so I could gross sitting down. I'm great as long as I don't have to walk anywhere! And I'm sure after I figure out how to actually walk with crutches, that part will get better as well.
In the meantime, I'm so glad to be home and finally resting. Elevation and ice are definitely helping to bring down my pain levels, which were getting pretty awful.