Well, yes, that makes sense and certainly explains the extensive bruising (not) as well as the persistent swelling (no, my leg is really not that fat normally). In any case, I have to call at exactly 8am tomorrow to get an appointment with the orthopedic doc. With luck I’ll get in tomorrow — if, that is, I can also get a copy of the x-rays to bring with me. The imaging place, however, says they cannot provide copies sooner than 24 hours after a request (made at about 4.30 this afternoon when my doctor finally called). It will be interesting to see what happens (by “interesting” of course, I mean painful, tedious and vexing).
Adding to the irritation, I found out that my essay on Gilliam’s Tideland has been bounced from the anthology it was accepted for last year. So it goes.