as i was hailing a cab to go to a doctor's appt. today (for a sore throat), i slipped in some oily goo in the intersection and landed with a thud against the asphalt on my knee cap. i hobbled myself into the cab, sort of lifting my left leg with my arms and doing a nice hunchback of notre dame impression. the knee (my least favorite of the two, by the way) bruised pretty quickly, and numbness set in, too. luckily, i was going to the doctor! so i get there, do the throat culture (for my original issue), get sent to x-ray, have some very nice student tech who x-rays me while telling me about his torn acl snowboarding accident (not funny), and was told i'd get a call tonight with my results. tonight!?!? what am i supposed to do right this second??? i can't bend my knee at all without the feeling of rubberband shocks shooting through my knee, and i can't put weight on it without toppling over, plus we're going to hawaii saturday! and not only does the doctor's office not have any crutches in my size, but neither does the in-house walgreens (i am not 5' 2" or 5'10"). todd had come to meet me after x-ray, so he ran to the "other walgreens" 6 blocks away and came back with a nice set of medium crutches, helped me to work to gather my things, and now i'm home.
so sitting here pondering how to do work with an ice bag on my knee, i started searching for the info for the airline and our options. perhaps we could be placed in an emergency row (i can push the exit with my crutches, my good leg, or my non-todd seat neighbor. trust me, i can save the plane if need be.). or an upgrade would be nice. right, so i'm googling to find some precedence, and i come across a very peculiar website. it's a site totally devoted to cast fetishes (potentially NSFW). and not the fishing type of casting. that's right. hard plaster wrapped around lower and upper extremities seem to "do it" for some people. and i only have four words for that. are you on crack? (pun intended)