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post #61 of 84
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Originally Posted by Lisamarie
While there is stiffness, I can more or less hobble on it. We shall see. It was harder for the med students to find the ACL damage today. I started to get excited. then the doc came in, and said that very fit people can sometimes mask ann ACL tear by intuitively tightening their hamstring when someone touches it. Rats!
Lisa,

Not to burst your bubble, but I hobbled on my tear for DAYS before I even went to get it checked out. I just assumed that it couldn't be bad, because I wasn't in agony and I could walk on it. (After all, you see those football and basketball players on TV and they are writhing on the ground!!!) Maybe us girls are just tougher!

The Anterior Drawer sign and the Lachman test can sometimes be harder to elicit after a few days because the joint is all stiff and filled with fluid - and yeah fit people can be tighter - sorry

Good luck with the MRI - and wear your earplugs - the damn scanner can be really LOUD:
post #62 of 84
Lisamarie, I've only been around now for 2 seasons but I recognize your name and read all your posts. So sorry to hear about your fall and wish you the best. Hope to meet you and the bears soon. You've got a good heart and you WILL heal fast.
Mark
post #63 of 84
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by DrFRAU
Lisa,

Not to burst your bubble, but I hobbled on my tear for DAYS before I even went to get it checked out. I just assumed that it couldn't be bad, because I wasn't in agony and I could walk on it. (After all, you see those football and basketball players on TV and they are writhing on the ground!!!) Maybe us girls are just tougher!

The Anterior Drawer sign and the Lachman test can sometimes be harder to elicit after a few days because the joint is all stiff and filled with fluid - and yeah fit people can be tighter - sorry

Good luck with the MRI - and wear your earplugs - the damn scanner can be really LOUD:
I had a feeling that was the case. I also agree , we are tougher. I won't even take the darn pain pills they gave me. Lest anyone think I'm a totally brave person, MRIs creep me out big time. I somehow always end up falling asleep and having a nightmare. I'm scared!:

Thanks everyone for the well wishes.
post #64 of 84
Lisa, it is time for you to practice physical therapy in your Sun Valley prive Gym. Get well soon. :
post #65 of 84
Don't creep out about the MRI. You don't need your whole body to go in....just your leg. You'll be well outside the tube.
post #66 of 84
Thread Starter 
That's good to know.

Without sounding like a lecturing mama a word to the wise: This would not have been so bad if my binding had released. Both ego and laziness prevented me from having the bindings checked and the din setting changed. As much as it's a royal pain in the neck to get your skis back on when the binding releases, it's a literal pain in the knee if it does not.

Avoid din sin! Ski safely!
post #67 of 84
The MRI is a piece of cake. When I had mine (low back) it was intriguing for a few minutes and then just dull. I dozed off. That's what you do when you lay down and stay still isn't it?
post #68 of 84
Get well soon.
post #69 of 84
Oh, Lisa, I am so sorry to hear about your crash. I am sending positive thoughts westward to you today on your MRI day. Hope its not all bad!!!


The worst thing that can happen to Fit Chicks, by the way everyone, is for them to get injured and not be able to teach and ski the rest of the season. LM, you have to stay positive. Depression IS NOT AN OPTION!!! Just remember: the pain, the swelling, the stiffness, and the lack of mobility is TEMPORARY. You will get better. You must maintain this mental picture of good health at all times! I know you. You can do it.

Liz
post #70 of 84
Sorry to hear about your injury. Get well soon. --Tim
post #71 of 84
Thread Starter 
Well they've really changed MRI technology in the past 10 years! No coffin like tube, and you get to listen to Enya. Between the roaring of the MRI, and Enya's anjelic voice, you like like you're dying, and the demons and angels are fighting for your soul!:

So here's the bad news: ACL tear, with possible dammage to the medial meniscus. Surgery is next Wednesday at the hospital in Vail. If you're skiing Vail that day, send a smile in my direction. If they don't have to repair the meniscus, I will be off crutches in two days. If they do, I'm on crutches for 6 weeks.

In other words, I'm screwed!
post #72 of 84
ENYA!!!!! GAWD, I'd rather go in the tube! Being "buried alive" in the tube is better than listening to that. Yeeps!

Let's hope for the best outcome. 2 DAYS, 2 DAYS, 2 DAYS!
post #73 of 84
Good luck.

Just remember there are a ton of us that have had knee surgery and still have a blast skiing.

I have had 2 on the same knee and I ski probably even more aggressive then I did before the injury.
post #74 of 84
I vote for the 2 days as last years "that looks like a fun jump" ended up being 10 weeks with a collarbone It was our last planned day of the season just after lunch, so I didn't miss much skiing but it put a big damper on golf season I fell on it hard at Snowbird in early Feb and it came through with flying colors. You'll do fine Lisa as I came back determined this year and REALLY have skied better than ever before! Here's to it being 2 days and you being back on the hill next fall (OOPS I mean Autumn)
post #75 of 84
Bummer, Lisa. There is a light at the end of the tunnel called ACL recovery.
Besides, if you start going crazy you can always try my technique:
post #76 of 84
Hopefully it's only ACL---so crutches or not I'll see you the 1st week of April. Good luck on Wed. (You really won't do much !)

Thanks for the PM---Look for a schedule around 4/1.
post #77 of 84
Good luck Lisamarie.

I hope you're off crutches in two days.
post #78 of 84
Bonni, you owe me a keyboard.

LM: 2 days. I'm thinking it as hard as I can your way.
post #79 of 84
All things are possible, as long as you have the right attitude.


Good luck, Lisa. I'm thinkin' about ya!

L
post #80 of 84
Thread Starter 
If any Summit County residents are around next week, Mark really needs to get back to Boston so we can put our condo up for sale. {we've already delayed this two weeks} We need some help with dog walkers for our sweet greyhound, once in the morning, once at night. Anyone who helps us out will be treated to dinner at a future date. Thanks!
post #81 of 84
I'll be right out....dang! I'll be in Boston!
post #82 of 84
Thread Starter 
Even non dog people like Bonni like Giselle!
post #83 of 84
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Update: Giselle will stay with "Aunt Nancy" until Thursday night. All we need is Friday and Saturday. Along with dinner, I'll throw in two freebies to A-Basin.
post #84 of 84
LM--

Good luck with all the changes in your life!
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