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post #61 of 72
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Originally Posted by SuZieCoyote View Post

Currently nursing a deep purple bruise that goes around my butt, down my leg, encompasses my knee, a bit of the calf, covering the tailbone and sneaking up the spine.  Heh.  Can't remember the fall that did this to me....all I know is that about 3:30P my hip started to stiffen.  By next day it was sore and I didn't think it prudent to ski....bruise didn't show up for almost 5 days (and 48 hours of icing)!  Suddenly it was a doozy! Eggplant purple and very sore.  I was skiing very aggressively off-piste with an "8" class and do remember one, seemingly easy fall done purposely to avoid a tree about 2P.  Not any pain to speak of; got back up and finished the run, going on to several other mogul runs.  
 

don't mess with this...
the reason it has migrated down the leg is cause the blood has 'flowed' that way!
you've prolly damaged a blood vessel large enough to allow blood seepage into the leg.
the blood pools around the lower back when you lay down... hence the blood/bruise around the back.
have it looked at! by a doctor who doesn't poo-poo you off!
if you continue to see 'eggplant', especially up in the hip area where you 'felt' the injury, then that means there's fresh blood intrusion into the tissue!
clotted blood eventually goes to dark then to 'Green', continuing reddish eggplant is a NO NO!
likely this could eventually heal by itself OR it could be serious stuff!
been there... don't mess with this!
post #62 of 72
^^^+1

Go to urgent care today. Most places are open til 8 now and most have the same CoPay ($15-$25?) as a visit to your regular doctor's office. Just go get it looked at to be sure.
Edited by crgildart - 3/10/10 at 1:20pm
post #63 of 72
 X3, go get that checked Suzie.  
post #64 of 72
I had a nice sale at Breck yesterday.  I was tackling a south-facing run (basically a ton of dust on crust), and hit a large bump or riser with zero powder on it.  Not exactly sure what happened, but it was the first time this season I launched myself out of my bindings.  They definitely did their jobs!
post #65 of 72
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Originally Posted by Rippingit View Post

I had a nice sale at Breck yesterday...it was the first time this season I launched myself out of my bindings. 

 

I will say I was initially worried about the Karma of your first post being that of your first yard sale.

Then I noticed your first post falls directly after the EPIC Queen of yard sales.  TC has over 200,000 posts on the subject of sales alone BUT has all her limbs still attached and in good operating order  

So, by that measure, your skiing Karma is good

Welcome to Epic

post #66 of 72
I double eject often
post #67 of 72
Update:  Went to clinic yesterday.  The NP said, yes, I must have hit something small and hard, likely a rock or stump (I have no memory of this).  The bruise was seeping/bleeding for several days and bruising in leg, knee and up back was pooled blood from the origin of impact and not likely separate bruises.  She said the bleeding had stopped and the damage appeared to be healing correctly.  Did ROM testing and there were no movement problems, offered to send me for x-ray, but thought it unnecessary, so I opted out.   I asked if I could ski and she said, "I knew you were going to ask me that....yes, but don't fall on the bruise. If you go down, dive the other way."  LoL  Thanks for everyone's concern.  Sounds like gentle slopes and slow speeds for a while.  Oh well, work on the basics.....
post #68 of 72
Update:  Went to clinic yesterday.  The NP said, yes, I must have hit something small and hard, likely a rock or stump (I have no memory of this).  The bruise was seeping/bleeding for several days and bruising in leg, knee and up back was pooled blood from the origin of impact and not likely separate bruises.  She said the bleeding had stopped and the damage appeared to be healing correctly.  Did ROM testing and there were no movement problems, offered to send me for x-ray, but thought it unnecessary, so I opted out.   I asked if I could ski and she said, "I knew you were going to ask me that....yes, but don't fall on the bruise. If you go down, dive the other way."  LoL  Thanks for everyone's concern.  Sounds like gentle slopes and slow speeds for a while.  Oh well, work on the basics.....
post #69 of 72
Update:  Went to clinic yesterday.  The NP said, yes, I must have hit something small and hard, likely a rock or stump (I have no memory of this).  The bruise was seeping/bleeding for several days and bruising in leg, knee and up back was pooled blood from the origin of impact and not likely separate bruises.  She said the bleeding had stopped and the damage appeared to be healing correctly.  Did ROM testing and there were no movement problems, offered to send me for x-ray, but thought it unnecessary, so I opted out.   I asked if I could ski and she said, "I knew you were going to ask me that....yes, but don't fall on the bruise. If you go down, dive the other way."  LoL  Thanks for everyone's concern.  Sounds like gentle slopes and slow speeds for a while.  Oh well, work on the basics.....
post #70 of 72

SZCoyote,  good to hear you checked it out .. hope ya got the laundry list of things to look out for that would indicate going back in to the doc ... though it sounds as if you on the upswing.   humm,  ya dont' remember, maybe ya hit ur head too?? three posts ... short term memory!  ; )  kidding ya!

post #71 of 72
As someone fairly new to the sport, I fall all the time.  As long as the snow is reasonably soft and the hill uncrowded so I'm not getting in anyone's way, it doesn't bother me at all.

The brightside is that my falls now happen on harder and harder terrain.  Not that long ago, I'd be likely to take a spill if I ran into a little bit of cut up powder.  Now my falls are overwhelmingly just quick slides to my butt as I get a little too far back on steep bump runs.  I'll work to correct that and hopefully those will disappear soon, too. 

My only real goal for eliminating falls is to become good enough that they become rare when skiing challenging terrain before my body reaches the point where I can no longer tolerate them.  Assuming i don't get "old" in the next couple of years, I think I'm ok.
post #72 of 72
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Originally Posted by SuZieCoyote View Post

Update:  Went to clinic yesterday.  The NP said, yes, I must have hit something small and hard, likely a rock or stump (I have no memory of this).  The bruise was seeping/bleeding for several days and bruising in leg, knee and up back was pooled blood from the origin of impact and not likely separate bruises.  She said the bleeding had stopped and the damage appeared to be healing correctly.  Did ROM testing and there were no movement problems, offered to send me for x-ray, but thought it unnecessary, so I opted out...

good deal, glad to hear you're on the mend...
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