Thanks guys for your responses!
So I couldn't take the pain, or the unknown, long enough to wait for my appointment with the surgeon. I decided to go to the ER. I was happy and so relieved to hear that there is no damage to the hardware! It's pretty sprained so they told me to rest, apply ice, and prescribed me pain meds.
Swimming is a great idea!! And I can't wait to open our pool, but I didn't even think of strength training. That is also a great idea! I have a membership at a local Charter Fitness and instead of my usual jog on the treadmill I think I'll head back to the free weights.
Thanks again for your ideas and concern