October 15th I was NPO (nothing by mouth) starting at midnight. No food, water.. not even gum in anticipation for the surgery to fix my ankle early on the 16th.
My doc came to my room before wheeling me down to pre-op and had a look at my ankle. He shook his head from side to side and said I didn't have enough wrinkles. (Wrinkles show that the swelling has gone down some and the stretched skin can be used to suture up the incisions properly). Never in a million years did I think I would hope for wrinkles. Ack!
So surgery was postponed and I got to order coffee and a turkey sausage w/ english muffin (the best meal they have here at the hospital)