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The agony......without the ecstasy

post #1 of 16
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I passed up skiing tonight.......the first night our little hill is open this season......because I'm saving myself for Stowe this Friday. I'm not cleared to ski till Friday, and frankly, I don't think it's going to go well (I had foot surgery 5 weeks ago, and I still can't walk normally), but a bad day skiing is even looking good.

I can see the lights and the only run open from my upstairs bedroom window......it's beautiful. I took stew and fresh-baked bread to the patrol room, and watched the kids skiing. It was wrenching.

Just rip out my heart and feed it to the cat!! ARGH!!!!
Thank you for letting me vent.
post #2 of 16
Sounds like you are doing the right thing, even though it hurts emotionally. Good for you.
post #3 of 16
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post #4 of 16
Poor baby.
post #5 of 16
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I know. Sad, isn't it?

Epic is my elixir.
post #6 of 16
Tape your feet up, take a big anti inflamm.... whoops sorry! You're American. Ummm, take about 5 of the anti inflamms you are allowed to have here....

Really. Tape ( put micropore underneath so it doesn't stick) will ease your damaged bit when you finally take the plunge. It's like an exoskeleton. they don't use tape much over here in the US but it's brilliant and gets you over humps like this.

I don't know what your injury was or where the strain is, but if you tape to relieve it, your first day's skiing will be so much better. Of course, taking it gently and slow and soft will also be key (and just as much fun).
post #7 of 16
Where do you live Bonni?
post #8 of 16
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I live in Massachusetts, land of warm temps and rain.

Them's fightin words, ant.....implying that American's need more drugs.......grumble grumble ...

I apologize for feeling sorry for myself when there are others who have serious injuries who cannot ski this season at all (Noodler.....haven't forgotten you!). It isn't all about me, after all.

I volunteered to bleach the patrol room fridge as penance. Someone taped a sign to it that said, "Do NOT open! I mean it! You'll thank me for this"

All summer it was shut, with moisture trapped inside. I need a body suit, gloves, gas mask and 2 gallons of bleach and hot water to get rid of the mold!
post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by Bonni View Post
I live in Massachusetts, land of warm temps and rain.

Them's fightin words, ant.....implying that American's need more drugs.......grumble grumble ...

I apologize for feeling sorry for myself when there are others who have serious injuries who cannot ski this season at all (Noodler.....haven't forgotten you!). It isn't all about me, after all.

I volunteered to bleach the patrol room fridge as penance. Someone taped a sign to it that said, "Do NOT open! I mean it! You'll thank me for this"

All summer it was shut, with moisture trapped inside. I need a body suit, gloves, gas mask and 2 gallons of bleach and hot water to get rid of the mold!
I feel your pain about not skiing - I can't ski yet either........

But that fridge sounds horrible!! I can't imagine what you did to require that penance..... : gross!!
post #10 of 16
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It's self-imposed. I need humbling.

Why aren't you skiing?
post #11 of 16
Can you get your boot on comfortably, Bonni? That's the big key.

My wife rolled her ankle at the gym last month and is still hobbling around in a support boot the foot doctor said she may need half the winter. Too swolen yet to try on a ski boot.

Talking about season-ending injuries, I learned today that one of my colleagues in the ski school tore one of the quadriceps free from his knee Friday. This is a guy who spends the summer pedaling his bike all over Northern Michigan and leads a spinning group in the fall. Reminded me of my rupture of the Achilles on my third day of skiing Thanksgiving weekend, 1995. Took me a year to recover. But my friend is 70. I was 55.
post #12 of 16
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It takes longer to heal when you're older (or so I hear ).

I can't get my boot on 'comfortably'. I can get it on uncomfortably, and I'm considering going out to Bousquet on a weekday when the kiddies are in school and doing a trial run, or two, or threeeeeeee.

I don't want to hit Stowe's 6 open runs without a warmup!:

Snow, dammit.
post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by Bonni View Post
It's self-imposed. I need humbling.

Why aren't you skiing?
Tore my right ACL 2/1/06 and my leg isn't strong enough to allow me to ski yet.....
post #14 of 16
I feel your pain. If you can get your boots on at all, go for it. Your adrenal glands will get you through the day. RICE will get you through the night. Good luck!

(FWIW, I don't think Ant was slamming Americans' low threshold of pain, but rather the low dosage of our OTC meds. Go to Europe, follow the green cross, and enjoy!)
post #15 of 16
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Originally Posted by jenscats5 View Post
Tore my right ACL 2/1/06 and my leg isn't strong enough to allow me to ski yet.....
I took my wife skiing yesterday so she could get a day in before Stowe. She tore her ACL last year (March) and is cleared by the Doctor, but I bit the bullet and took her to the Poconos to get a day on snow so she could hit Vermont in full stride.
post #16 of 16
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All we need is the fluff. Those 6 runs at Stowe are going to be Crooooowwwded unless a miracle occurs!
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