I have been perusing these forums and I know that a ton of you have gone through injuries, surgery, and recovery, seemingly with a much better attitude than me. I need some advice on how to "buck up" and move on...
I fell on some hardpack Dec 3rd - wasn't doing anything particularly epic - and snap! My right fibula broke. Dec 10th: surgery for a metal plate and five screws....today, still feeling sorry for myself. I had new skis this year. I had two weeks of vacation per month for the next three months (which took over a year to save up). We were going to chase the snow - go where the powder was. I finally am comfortable on black runs (I'm no expert by any means but I am getting better and this was going to be MY season to try new stuff!).
Now I'm at home on the couch with a leg that looks like the bride of Frankenstein and feels like someone is shocking me with an electric wire. My skis are sad and lonely in the closet. And my ortho doc said at least 12 weeks of recovery after surgery, which means no skiing this season. Or maybe some spring skiing if I'm very lucky.
Anyway, enough sob story. I know it could be worse. I know I am "lucky", I didn't hit my head, etc. But I am so incredibly bummed about missing this season. And I feel guilty because my husband will be missing out too - he can go up to our home mt but we won't be able to do all our trips.
Okay just writing this makes me realize I sound like a whiny little kid. I need to get off the couch, use my left leg as much as possible and try to start getting in shape again.
What made you stop feeling sorry for yourself? Did you stop checking the snow reports? Stop listening to the weather? Spend more time doing....what? I'm going stir crazy. Not allowed to drive. What softened the blow of missing your favorite thing in the whole world??