I was just diagnosed with 3 small clots in my lung and am now on Coumadin for at least 6 months, but since I have a genetic blood problem, I will probably need to be on it for the rest of my life. Doctor read me the riot act about risky stuff and the risk of cutting or bruising myself and told me that since skiing is risky, I would need to decide for myself if I should ski this year or give it up. I personally want to keep skiing, especially since I bought a 5-pack to Copper Mountain and a 4-pack to A-basin/Keystone this year. Doctor gave me a written excuse to try to get my money back on them, but the Epic pass people (where I renewed my A-basin/Keystone 4-pack) can be jerks on refunds. I think I can get my money back on Copper, though.
I am pretty much an intermediate/advanced skiier who mostly skis with my 8 and 12 yo daughters, and this year my 5yo son wants to ski a few times, too. I mostly ski the greens and easy blues these days (hoping for a powder day, too), so I haven't taken much risk these days. I'm not the kind of skier that would try skiing the trees or bumps. But I hate to miss skiing with them this year.
My MIL lives near Mt. Bachelor in Oregon and there are a lot of retirees who ski there and MIL says that she is willing to bet that many of them are on some kind of blood thinner and are skiing.
Any opinions on this?