Ok, Rick. I had one day on skis, Friday at Stowe, with Spring conditions....some scraped off with rocks showing and some areas of thick 'sugar'. Here is the feedback.
The good news is that I have no issues with the knee with the meniscus repair. Whew! It's as good as the other knee. Take that out of the equation.
However, the left foot is another matter. I'm out of balance.
It's still too early to be out there, as 'the marble' is still
giving me pain under the ball of my foot near the second toe (it seems the surgery didn't do the trick). Half of my foot is also nerveless and numb, which is taking a little getting used to, but not as bad as I thought it would be.
Getting forward on that foot is not possible yet, so my tendency was to sit back during every right turn! I felt out of control, unstable, and at the end of the day (I skied all day), I could tell my right side was doing all the work (one sore leg!) When I stand centered on my skis, I noticed the right ski and boot is flat, the left one is tipped so the ski is not flat, but up on edge a little bit, favoring that sore spot.
When I saw Stu Campbell Friday night at Charlie B's, he said one thing to me: "Don't ski yet. You're just going to settle into bad habits". He's probably right. I'll compensate for this and then have to overcome it later.....or will I?
When we got back from Stowe yesterday, there was a message from my podiatrist: my footbeds are in, come in Monday to get them. I'm hoping that makes a difference!
I'll take the footbeds out on Monday and give them a trial run (if there's snow!!!!).