Anyway, she is scheduled for surgery on Feb 13 with a great doctor. They are going to do the hamstring repair. The doc recommended she try to stay active and work her legs over the next few weeks so her thighs are in good shape going into surgery. They suggested elliptical machine, etc... at the gym, and said she could do aerobics as long as she wore her brace and took it easy. Which got us thinking -- could she ski with the brace in the near future, prior to surgery?? My thinking is that she ought to be OK as long as she takes it easy and wears the brace (and I will keep an eye on her). She's a green-blue skier, and doesn't do anything radical.
We've got a four day ski weekend planned for Feb 9-12, and we're hoping she can at least do a little lite skiing rather than stay in the condo the whole time. We'll chat with the Doc tomorrow, but in the meantime, I am curious to hear other's experiences skiing on a busted ACL. I know it's been done before, in fact some folks manage for years without an ACL. So if anyone has some real world experience to pass on, I'd appreciate hearing it. I think it would really boost her spirits to get in a few turns before surgery. I know after surgery, she won't be skiing until next winter.