How does that work out with insurance? Did you buy travel insurance? Do you need to submit all the bills to your US insurance company? Too many people have trouble getting on with their recovery beause they need to deal with insurance headaches.
And I would ask you orthopedist here about bone density just in case this indicates a possible underlying problem.
I'm british so the whole insurance process wasen't to much of a headache. My Euroepean health card covered part of the costs and i also took out a seperate travel insurance before my ski trip. When the accident happened i had all my documents in my bag so within minutes of the accident i was on the phone setting up a case. They were pretty good and sorted everything out with the various medical centres, ski patrol etc. My only issue was the fact that they would not give me any pain killers of any kind until they knew i could pay for it, it took almost an hour and a half before i had any pain releif and that was only after me pleading with them and my mate having to run up to the pharmacy and buy replacement morphine. When i eventually got morphine they only gave me a small amount as well before removing my boots which was agony but at the end of the day they didnt cut any of my brand new gear of which was cool. Once back to the UK i have private health insurance too so all costs have been covered.
A lot of people have asked if i will ever want to ski again and my answer everytime is YES. I don't know if this is a good thing or a bad thing but this accident has only made me want to ski more and more. I cannot wait to get back on my skis and would go tomorrow if i could. Iam aiming to get back on the slopes next christmas and then maybe start hitting some jumps around next easter if all goes well. My surgeon hasen't really given me a timescale to get back skiing but has said i should be able to surf this summer and maybe kitesurf towards the end of it. I am going to get my self a racing bike to build my leg muscles back up over the summer and get strong and fit again.
I am walking around on crutches now, going out, going to university etc and around the house i am even walking a little bit without crutches which i am so suprised about. If someone had told me back in December i would be back on my feet in February i would have laughed. The top screws ( ones in my knees )were removed 2 weeks ago allowing the bones to move a bit on the rods and my legs to support my weight rather then just the metal.