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A lousy day of skiing or Why I spent 5 hours in the emergency room.

post #1 of 77
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As our vacation was winding down, on the second to last day...we were heading back to the condo on Lolapalooza. While I was ahead of my wife, she is struck from behind by a teenage girl racing with her friends. My wife never saw what hit her. She cot knocked down and tumbled a couple of times. She was unable to get up due to her knee (as she put it) "not working". The girl and her friends do stop and try to help, they put up skis as blockers and one goes to get ski patrol. Once ski patrol gets there my wife is taken down in the sled. I meet them at the Jordan lodge to take her to the hospital. While there, she is x-rayed and fortunatly nothing is broke but her right knee has sime damage that we will not know until she gets an MRI, but I am sure it is bad. Her left calf is so sore that she cannot put any weight on it so crutches are useless at this point and she is wheelchair bound. We cannot get the MRI until we get back to Philly.

What can be done about this incident? not a thing. So lets be careful out there and try to be aware of what is going on around you on the slope. I an glad that she was wearing a helmet, or it could have been worse.
post #2 of 77
So sad that your wife is winding down a great vacation with an injury. Seems that it is the wave of the end of the season here, too.
Last Sunday we took two friends to the hospital in one day. One with a torn ACL, maniscus, and cruciate. I'm not a doctor so I don't understand all of that.
The other friend broke his leg, BIG TIME!
Why are we ending our season with broken friends?
Hey, at least its the end of the season and not at the beginning?(still not good but I gotta think of something possitive. That's just the way I try to think. Possitive!):
post #3 of 77
GEEEEZ......... The Ides of March. Always the mean season.
Sorry about your wife's knee, Phil. Coulda been worse- coulda happened in November.
Warm wishes for a speedy recovery.
post #4 of 77
OMG!! That's terrible....Hope she'll be ok....
post #5 of 77
Where'd this happen Phil?
post #6 of 77
Give her our best Phil.

That's no fun.

ICE and Compression. As much as she can handle. That will help with the MRI

DC
post #7 of 77
Major bummer, Phil...sure hope she mends quickly. My daughter had a tough day here though nothing quite as serious. She got clobbered twice from behind, had her board run over by some rogue skiers, and dislocated her thumb on one fall. Gives new meaning to the term 'spring break!' :
post #8 of 77

Patrol's job??

I'll add my best wishes for your wife's speedy recovery for golf, tennis, or surfing this summer and a complete return to the snow next season.

Now I can't help but wonder. Since the girls stopped, and one even went for patrol, did Patrol (or you for that matter) get the girls names? Parents names? Parents homeowners underwriter's name???
Not counting the medical bills you guys are out your personal time and two days of vacation pleasure. That sucks if you fell yourself, but because it was totally needlessly inflicted on you by someones totally criminal negligence it Sucks Tripple and they should be made to hurt as much as you do.
post #9 of 77
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Originally Posted by Reddgabe
Where'd this happen Phil?
I'm not Phil but that trail is at Sunday River in Maine. Jordan refers to the Jordan Bowl area.

Sorry to here that Phil. Hope all turns out well. Best of luck to her.

Max
post #10 of 77
It could be any one of us.

Best of luck on her recovery.
post #11 of 77
I will add my wishes for a very speedy recovery Phil. It is always sad to read about such incidents.
post #12 of 77
Oh No! Please tell Lola I wish her a speedy recovery!! Terry C
post #13 of 77
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Originally Posted by tcarey
Oh No! Please tell Lola I wish her a speedy recovery!! Terry C
Terry, I will pass along your thoughts. Lil was with her when it happened. And you know Lil, she was a wreck.

The first step is te get her at least on crutches.

Ironicly, it happened on Lolapalooza.
post #14 of 77
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Originally Posted by tcarey
Oh No! Please tell Lola I wish her a speedy recovery!! Terry C
Terry, she said thanks and to tell you that she was skiing awesome, and yes she was. she looked the best she ever had and was carving beautiful turns and had skied a couple of (groomed) double diamonds. We will be at Lil's tonight if you want to stop by. BTW, Erika does NOT know yet. We didn't want to get her worried. so don't say anything to her.
post #15 of 77
Geezz Phil, you didn't beat the girl up?
post #16 of 77
What a nightmare Phil....hang in there.
post #17 of 77
Phil,

So sorry to hear about this. Lets hope for the best.

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Originally Posted by trekchick

Last Sunday we took two friends to the hospital in one day. One with a torn ACL, maniscus, and cruciate. I'm not a doctor so I don't understand all of that.
The other friend broke his leg, BIG TIME!
Why are we ending our season with broken friends?
Too many people going way too fast with not enough skill.

We have had some very serious accidents this season locally. They have really opened my eyes. There was one recent death as well. You gotta becareful out there, but who has eyes in the back of their head.

Collisions don't make sense to me but when were are skiing fast among slower skiers problems occurr. I just don't know what the solution is.

Best wishes to your wife, Phil.
post #18 of 77
I guess there is never good news in something like this is there?

At least they seemed like decent kids who showed some concern for what happened.

Of course Phil would never use his wife's inability to get to the garage for an oppurtunity to increase his inventory .... never ... would he?
post #19 of 77
That sucks Phil. I hope everything turns out well for her.
post #20 of 77
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Originally Posted by Yuki

Of course Phil would never use his wife's inability to get to the garage for an oppurtunity to increase his inventory .... never ... would he?
Actually, she was skiing on her new skis, Volkl AC2's and skiing FANTASTIC. She even took a couple of double diamonds to "push herself".
post #21 of 77
Sorry to here about that.

I got the results of my MRI last week and it showed no ACL at all. When they tear they retreat to both ends of the bone. I opted for a new brace with a hinge that allows my knee to bend and it is getting much better every day. Surgery will follow after swelling goes down and most movement comes back maybe next week. X-rays and CT scans just don't show the tendon damage. She will be fine for what hopefully will be a much better season for us in the east here next year.
post #22 of 77

Knee injury forum

Phil:

Sorry to hear about the collision!

FYI, there is an excellent website/forum (out of UK) devoted to knee injuries and conditions. I have visited all of them, and this one is BY FAR the best. I myself am recovering from a nasty tibial plateau fracture suffered 1/11/05 and have found an abundance of information at:

www.kneeguru.co.uk

The forums are particularly excellent, much as this site. Hoping nothing serious, but either way this site is fantastic.

Regards,

Mark
post #23 of 77
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Originally Posted by Paul Joness
Phil,

So sorry to hear about this. Lets hope for the best.



Too many people going way too fast with not enough skill.

We have had some very serious accidents this season locally. They have really opened my eyes. There was one recent death as well. You gotta becareful out there, but who has eyes in the back of their head.

Collisions don't make sense to me but when were are skiing fast among slower skiers problems occurr. I just don't know what the solution is.

Best wishes to your wife, Phil.
In the case with my two friends, the culprit was typical Changing conditions on an awesome spring day. Went from firm groomed snow to slush in no time at all.
post #24 of 77
Oh, Phil, this stinks! Please give your wife lots of hugs and pamper her silly!

Hope she heals quickly!

Thatsagirl
post #25 of 77
They should ban skiing from the mountain (jk). That sucks. ++++ vibes for a fast and speedy recovery from her injuries.
post #26 of 77
thoughts and prayers Phil, insted of flowers how about a pair of skis, lord knows you need another pair....... Take good care of her!
post #27 of 77
Give her my best, Phil...

....Ott
post #28 of 77
It must have been absolutely terrifying to be hit from behind. Also, it must have been terrifying to be the hubby of the one who's been hit. I'm so sorry this has happened to you. Please send your wife my warm thoughts. I hope that she will recover quickly.
post #29 of 77
Sorry to hear Phil.
post #30 of 77
Thread Starter 
We have an appointment with an orthopedic on Monday when we get back home.
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