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post #31 of 50
Something like: "Oh I just hate having to feel like a vegetable, I can't wait to get out of here", but smoother, you know what I mean.........
post #32 of 50
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Originally Posted by Lisamarie View Post
As a former New Yorker, I'd have to say that riding the NYC subway is far more dangerous than skiing!

Ducking and running!:
Haha, did you blow a knee in the subway? Don't get me wrong, I've been injured skiing, but I will still ski whenever I can. Skiing is dangerous, skiing doesn't really make sense and I don't recommend skiing to friends. If they want to do it, I will help them if I can.
post #33 of 50
Seriously, my Mom, may she rest in peace was taken to the hospital for hip damage when she fell on the NYC subway. It was a crowded train that stopped short abruptly. Of course, even though she was older, nobody would dream of getting up to give her a seat!:
post #34 of 50
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Originally Posted by CTKook View Post
Lecture those golfing buddies about golf-related head injuries, it's always good for a befuddled look. & a lot more skiers or riders have snow-related dreams than golfers do about golf.
An angry golfer on one of the local courses threw his club at a tree. The thing broke and bounced back, stabbing him in the chest. The club actually pierced his heart. Somehow they got him into an OR in time to save his life.

I think the guy died in a car accident several years later.
post #35 of 50
Avoid golf, cars, alpine skiing, and the subway.
post #36 of 50
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Originally Posted by CTKook View Post
Lecture those golfing buddies about golf-related head injuries, it's always good for a befuddled look. & a lot more skiers or riders have snow-related dreams than golfers do about golf.
The clothes that golfers wear are more dangerous than any ski accident.
post #37 of 50
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Originally Posted by FOG View Post
My middle brother broke his back sky diving (when his wife was eight months pregnant) and my youngest brother, then a cop, was giving him a lot of crap about it. My middle brother responded "well maybe I should get up in the morning, strap on a gun and go out and try to take guns away from really bad guys.
Oh heck no....every bank robber in this area is a skier....they say it all the time on the news.....they guys wore ski masks.

I'm convinced they are all the injured skiers that can't hit the hill....why else would one DRIVE away from a bank heist? It pays better than police work too....well if you have a good mask and a fast car :

Get well everybody, don't slip on the steps.
post #38 of 50
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Originally Posted by Philpug
The clothes that golfers wear are more dangerous than any ski accident.
Phil - I've seen your ski sweater and you're talking about golf clothes.


Get well soon!
post #39 of 50
Hey Bonni the world is full of overly nervous negative nuts -----------

screw em all -------- live life ----------it's not a dress rehersal

we here all understand your feelings and lots of us have suffered skiing injuries --BIG deal its part of it .

One of the good things bout being 63 is that i no longer have to suffer fools wisely

Heal well, Heal Fast , Ski Hard
WD
post #40 of 50
Thread Starter 
Sufferin fools. It's a life!

My neighbor, Ron, age 77, just found out about this, and all he said was,

"Are you gonna get skis fitted for your walker?"

Now THAT is a great attitude!
post #41 of 50

Gray hair

I got 'No one with gray hair should be skiing' from a patient in the ER Sunday. Maybe I should dye it.
post #42 of 50
Thread Starter 
Dye it blue, or green, or bright red.
post #43 of 50
The second time I skied ever, was with my daughters about 6-7 years ago, and the experience ended up with me blowing out my left knee ... ACL replacement, therapy and all. 18 months later I was back on the slopes and I knew I'd continue to ski until the end!. I told this story to someone on the lift this past Friday, and they asked me if I was hesitant to start back skiing. My immediate reply was ,"hell no! I couldn't wait to get back on the slopes and have been this way ever since." I've gotten the usual gaping, incredible - I can't believe you're still doing this, stares from family and friends. And my response to these is simply you can't understand - you don't ski.

People who aren't passionate about skiing think it's just another sport. Well it's not ... it's much more than that and until they get that spiritual connection, they won't ever understand why we do it.

From our end, we just have to remember what our parents taught us about being kind when dealing with dumb animals .
post #44 of 50
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Originally Posted by Dorm57 View Post

From our end, we just have to remember what our parents taught us about being kind when dealing with dumb animals .
Standing ovation!!
post #45 of 50
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Originally Posted by Bonni View Post
Standing ovation!!
Can you stand? :
post #46 of 50
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Oh, smartazz, yeah, make fun o' the gimp.

One legged Standing Ovation, YEAH!!!!
post #47 of 50
2 years post femur break and I got a great comment last week from a PT friend.

"You've made an amazing return" She is an acute trama PT so to hear this from her feels real good.

Saw my Ortho today (Unfortunatly it was with my wife who fractured a tibia plateau) He was glad to see that the injury had not stopped me from skiing. When he asked my wife if there were any questions, She just responded, "Will I be able to ski again "

DC
post #48 of 50
so how many injuries will it take to back off? Not being a smart aleck.

Personally, it took around 40 shoulder dislocations/ two surgeries over a five year stretch. My last fall resulted in a tumble that blew both my shoulders and I slid on my back down a groomer with both arms flapping around like a dead fish. I realized at that moment that if I had been on any other terrain, I could have surely died as I hadn't the strength to stop myself from sliding (down a blue groomer)

That was 4 years ago. I still ski a few days a week. But I haven't fallen since. Some say I'm too conservative now. Yet, I crank harder and faster turns than before knowing that falling is not an option anymore. I would also say that the last four years of skiing consitently has given me more of a skill progression than the 5 years prior when I was in and out of hospitals and on and off of vikadin, morphine, etc.

don't worry bonnie, just tell them you won't fall anymore.

Trust me everyone, skiing is alot better when avoiding injuries. those 'I would rather live wild than die boring.' will get what's coming. Personally, I would rather ski when old then die of a rowdy air or whatever because I was 'living' life to the edge.

Skiing's great. Being injured does not equal skiing, imo.
post #49 of 50
Thread Starter 
dchan, I gotta admire your wife's attitude. And yours!

samurai, you're right........absolutely right. Any kind of skiing is better than no skiing at all. Thanks.
post #50 of 50
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Originally Posted by Bonni View Post
"...Just because you got hurt doesn't mean that you should hang it up forever. People think you're crazy when you talk about healing up and going out next year.

I suppose if you were in a car wreck, you'd never ride in a car again?

Leave your negativism outside my door, please!
That's the attitude of a winner in life.
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