Kneale--I just came across this thread, hadn't heard about your injury until now. I am dismayed and so sorry to hear about it, but glad to hear that your recovery sounds like it's going all right. Collisions suck. It makes my blood boil to hear of yet another friend and gifted skier getting knocked down.
I wish you all the best, and hope you remain in good cheer.
PS--a couple days ago, following a very near miss, the straight-skidding woman who would have slammed into me had I not leaped out of the way, glared back at me and shouted "you need to watch out for the uphill skier...."
It's hard to believe the ignorance, isn't it?
If ignorance is bliss, there are a lot of blissful people out there.