Just a quick word to send an ENORMOUS "thank you" to everyone for the beautiful words and sentiments of encouragement! I have been truly overwhelmed by the outpouring of good will, to say the very least, and I can only say that it means so much to me.
Merçi mille fois.
The good news is that the permanent cast is on and it's COLORFUL. (stay tuned for pics)
The other good news is that upon further exam, it IS just a spiral fracture to my right fibula (I think I mistakenly identified the bone as my fibia earlier, but it is, in fact, my fibula), and there is NO apparent damage to any ligaments or to the all-important joint between the tibia and talus. So, without putting much weight on it for the next 6 weeks, it should provide a clean repair.
Tomorrow night will find me in a wheelchair for the show, giving it everything I have, and my hope is that the healing will cooperate and let me get upright and a bit mobile in time for the big live broadcast on July 15. But at this point, it is one day at a time, one show at a time, and trying to find a balance between "the show must go on" and "long term mobility!!!" I promise I will not do anything consciously to put my ankle health in danger, but at the same time, I want to do all I can to REALLY play this part with this astonishing cast (of singers), with these astonishing musicians, and for this unbelievable public! I would hate it if I ruined anyone's outing to the theater.
Thank you for your incredible support and outpouring, and let's see what happens!