Southern Man got the call yesterday from the Bone Doc and saw him (or, rather, his PA) this morning. That fracture blister had swollen to epic proportions and the pic is sufficiently disburbing that Southern Man is going to make you click on the link to actually see it.
They usually wait for these to go down on their own but this one was so large that they lanced and drained it before applying the splint which means that Southern Man must remove the splint, remove the dressing, clean the wound, apply all manner of topical ointments and gels and such, re-dress the wound, and put the splint back together.
This would be easier if he could actually reach that foot.
Surgery is scheduled for Monday (apparently screws and pins will be involved) but only if the swelling goes down so Southern Man must behave himself and keep that foot elevated and iced for the rest of the week. In the meantime he is pondering his dressing-changing options which vary from former girlfriends who are also nurses to paying the local urgent-care clinic to do it. But the big picture is that once again Southern Man is on the recieving end of the finest health care on the planet. Lord, thank you for you continued blessings and care. Amen.