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post #91 of 160
Jeff posting for Bonni.

these are her words--honey---I fixed the obvious stuff

I’m writing this in word from the hospital, and I’m fairly high, so please excuse the typos, if you can. I’m having a bit of difficulty focusing and being coherent. It sucks.

I’m completely bowled by the generosity shown by Epic Bears, but please don’t contribute cash. We’ll manage this. J


I want to publicly thank SEAN (I said it, and I dare anyone to strike it!) for making things easier on me. He was first to respond, and took off my ski, and positioned me better to help with the pain and transport. I was mad as hell and was yelling (BOB SAGET!!!!) because I knew it was broken in one of the slo mo tumbles: I could see it flopping!

I’m sick about it…the whole thing. Those bastards cut off my brand new Gore-Tex pants and Hot Chili’s shirts! GRRRR. The boot is salvageable with a new liner, I think.

I’m ready to go home, and wish I could wiggle my nose and be gone, but it’s going to be the trip from hell, I think.

When I get access to the internet, I’ll write more. For now, I have to stop, drop and roll to put the fire out.

No more skiing for me this year. L
post #92 of 160
Bonni, just found this, I am so sorry for you. Heal quickly!
post #93 of 160
Hope both your return trip and your recovery go well, Bonni. And quickly.
post #94 of 160
Caramba!!!!! Keep your spirits up, ALL THE BEST.
post #95 of 160
Hey Bonni, if you're upset about the ski clothes and hope the boot can be saved, that means YOU'RE SKIING NEXT SEASON! Woo-hoo, keep up that attitude girl!

We've got to get a "Broken Bears" early season meet-on-the-hill thing going for everybody who got taken out this season.
post #96 of 160
That sucks! Glad you're feeling somewhat better and your travel arrangements are set. I guess you'll have to get a snazzy new outfit for next season.
post #97 of 160
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Originally Posted by Bonni View Post

I’m completely bowled by the generosity shown by Epic Bears, but please don’t contribute cash. We’ll manage this. J

Those bastards cut off my brand new Gore-Tex pants and Hot Chili’s shirts!
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Originally Posted by bklyntrayc View Post
That sucks! Glad you're feeling somewhat better and your travel arrangements are set. I guess you'll have to get a snazzy new outfit for next season.
Well, maybe we can contribute toward some new awesome ski duds before 2008 ski season!
post #98 of 160
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bonni View Post
Jeff posting for Bonni.

these are her words--honey---I fixed the obvious stuff

I’m writing this in word from the hospital, and I’m fairly high, so please excuse the typos, if you can. I’m having a bit of difficulty focusing and being coherent. It sucks.

I’m completely bowled by the generosity shown by Epic Bears, but please don’t contribute cash. We’ll manage this. J


I want to publicly thank SEAN (I said it, and I dare anyone to strike it!) for making things easier on me. He was first to respond, and took off my ski, and positioned me better to help with the pain and transport. I was mad as hell and was yelling (BOB SAGET!!!!) because I knew it was broken in one of the slo mo tumbles: I could see it flopping!

I’m sick about it…the whole thing. Those bastards cut off my brand new Gore-Tex pants and Hot Chili’s shirts! GRRRR. The boot is salvageable with a new liner, I think.

I’m ready to go home, and wish I could wiggle my nose and be gone, but it’s going to be the trip from hell, I think.

When I get access to the internet, I’ll write more. For now, I have to stop, drop and roll to put the fire out.

No more skiing for me this year. L
Well, you sound like you're back to normal even if your leg may be a tad less than normal for awhile. Yeah, Sean is an exceptional person. I'm not surprised that he was right there for you. I'm sorry I missed all of you at Schweitzer and of course much sorrier for your mishap. Are you still going to be headed for Spokane before leaving for Mass.?
post #99 of 160

Pnw

Bonni, glad to hear you're doing better. As i helped hold your head and upper body while we put you in the stretcher - I gave you my glove to bite on - Man you should see my glove!! Just kidding. glad to see you're still our Bonni and have a safe trip to your Home. Slider, Matt and I missed you and Jeff at Silver. Next visit with your daughter we'll do it. Thanks for the friendship and fun, all my deepest sincerity. Pete
post #100 of 160
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Originally Posted by bklyntrayc View Post
That sucks! Glad you're feeling somewhat better and your travel arrangements are set. I guess you'll have to get a snazzy new outfit for next season.

It was a snazzy new outfit....
post #101 of 160
In spite of protests from Skier_J we have received some generous contributions and pledges from members. Numbers are not yet firm, but I think we can replace those snowpants.

Props to Laurel Hill Crazie, Lostboy, Pete in NO Idaho, Newfydog, Trekchick and inquiries by others. If you want to send something along, the easiest way seems to be to send a PM with a valid email address and amount you want to contribute, and I will send out a paypal request. The money should catch up with our friends at home before the credit card hits. While nothing is asked for, it is not surprising to me that members of this community come together to help.
post #102 of 160
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Originally Posted by skier_j View Post
It was a snazzy new outfit....
I left out "another", then couldn't go back to edit.
post #103 of 160

Warning Graphic pics---

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Originally Posted by bklyntrayc View Post
I left out "another", then couldn't go back to edit.
here is the damage:
post #104 of 160
Bonni -

Our best wishes and prayers for a fast recovery!

The Dranows
post #105 of 160
Oh, no, Bonni! I am just seeing this for the first time. I sure hope you heal QUICKLY.

Thatsagirl
post #106 of 160
Bonni,

Very sorry to hear about the accident. My very best wishes for a full and speedy recovery. With a couple of hip replacements I can tell you that a little titanium is not all bad. Also, getting checked every time at airport security is really no big deal at all.
post #107 of 160
hey kid, ya gotta work on your timing! last day of vaca you know?
heal fast and laugh lots.
post #108 of 160
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Originally Posted by skier_j View Post
Ted was there, we were on Catherral something or other, had to go down to the back base and back up to the front sided
ahhh.. Cathedral Aisle just off Stella. Wow, that really sucks for you guys, especially Bonni. Get well and heal fast. Good luck on the trip home.
post #109 of 160
Also just saw this and good thoughts for a pain free return to Mass and speedy recovery!!!
post #110 of 160
We have had some very generous offers of help. Skier_J and Bonni have let me know they can handle the extra expenses resulting from this mishap and they are very thankful for the help of Mark and Lisa in obtaining one of the first class upgrades, and the thoughtfulness of the community. I wanted to acknowledge the generosity of Pete No Idaho, Lostboy, Mountaingirl1961, BillA, Trekchick, Newfydog, Laurel Hill Crazie, and Yuki who donated money to help out.

One of the contributors said it best in a PM to me
Quote:
Sorry to hear about your mishap Bonni, hope your recovery is quick and painless.
Spend the money anyway you like, whatever you choose I'm sure will be a worthy investment.
I don't think it surprises any of us that Jeff and Bonni are more comfortable with giving, than receiving. So for the record, whether you choose to replace the pants, defray the cost of your travel, support the ski patrol, (which you already do as a volunteer), or just keep the home renovations on track; I think how you use the money is your decision. I have offered to let anyone withdraw that wishes, but I assume, you will just have to come up with your own answers on what to do with this gift.

Have a good trip home and don't worry about it.
post #111 of 160
OMG!! I just caught this - Bonni --- OMG!!

What to say? I'm so sorry - that completely sux.
Just be careful coming home - and Let people do for YOU for a change!!!
post #112 of 160
Jeez, they didn't muck about with the outfit, did they? I guess with such a serious injury, they had to, er, cut right to it.
post #113 of 160
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Originally Posted by ant View Post
Jeez, they didn't muck about with the outfit, did they? I guess with such a serious injury, they had to, er, cut right to it.
Not too big a problem from the picture....it now looks like boarder gear.....skierj can sell it all second hand.

Bonni....very sorry to hear about your leg. Best of luck with your recovery and your trip back. I'm sure you can see we are all thinking about you here at Epic.
post #114 of 160
I hope it's not too soon for humor in this, but, now that Uncle Louie has opened that door ... and ... since I think we were thinking along the same lines when looking at that pictue ..

I can hear skierj out in the hospital corridor ...


I was talking about the Shred Betty down the hall .. I didn't say to shred Bonni!!!!!

post #115 of 160
It's good to have internet access again, and a mind with which to type a thought or two!

Thanks for your well wishes, everyone! I'm still amazed at the Bears Who Care: I'd think you'd have had enough Drama out of this Queen by now. Well, ya have?.... ok, that's cool, This has been one hell of a ride, and it's not over yet, dang it, so I'll keep writing about it.

Ya know, this is the one injury I've dreaded during my whole 'ski life'..........the compound leg fracture. Now that it's happened, it really isn't all that bad compared to what my imagination conjured up. Sure, it isn't pleasant, but it's just another obstacle to conquer and rise above...or some such bullshyte.

I saw the picture of my duds in shreds and man, that's sad. I finally got totally dialed in with gear and was 100% comfortable, efficient, and no longer looked like a badger so much. Poof! Gone in a puff of snow. So much for planning!

Time for humor and leg jokes. I'll need them for the ride home tomorrow. I'm still in some pain, but without the cast, it seems like an easier recovery. Shall I post a picture of all the incisions? I look like Frankenstein.........it's hideous.
post #116 of 160
you asked for it!
This chap goes to the doctor and complains about his leg. "It keeps
talking," he says. The doctor tells him to take off his trousers and lay on the examination
couch. He then listens to the
man's thigh through his stethoscope. The thigh says, "Lend us a tenner." "Remarkable," says the doctor, moving the stethoscope down to the knee. "Lend us a fiver," says the knee. "Incredible," says the doctor, moving the stethoscope down to the ankle. "Lend us a couple of quid," says the ankle. "Amazing," says the doctor. "What's wrong?" asks the man. "Well it's very unusual, but I think your leg is broke in three places." Bloke wakes after an operation to find the doctor standing next to
him, How'd it go doc? Well I have some good news and some bad news ...which would you like
first ? Oh dear - spose you better tell me the bad news first.... Well we amputated the wrong leg. Arr bugger - so whats the good news then ? Well it seems your bad leg is getting better !
post #117 of 160
So! I sez to my one legged wife; Peg, I sez ..... : ......

(insert drum roll and clash of cheap cymbals here!)

post #118 of 160
Can we start referring to Bonni as "Ilene"?
post #119 of 160
This should be easy...she doesn't have a leg to stand on.
post #120 of 160
From Downhill Racer:

Robert Redford to guy on morphine. "Hey, I hear it isn't too bad, Only about 100 pieces"
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