53’s Journey

Discussion in 'Ski School' started by Started at 53, Oct 23, 2017.

  1. Bolder

    Bolder Getting on the lift Skier

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    I was going to say the same thing but didn't want to point out what seems obvious to me. My wife has the same issue with a "frozen" upper body. Did you ever play basketball or football -- think of a good "defensive crouch" in which you have a strong core base but have your arms in constant (productive) motion.
     
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    Started at 53 You can call me Jay Skier

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    Today’s update
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    Pretty sure I’m ok, my self diagnosis is strained ACL’s on both knees. Unlikely to go dancing tonight
     
  3. Seldomski

    Seldomski Paralysis by analysis Skier

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    :eek::eek:

    Hope you recover quickly.
     
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  4. Lorenzzo

    Lorenzzo Right On The Line Skier

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    Just brought him lunch from the hospital cafeteria. Food insanely good here.
     
  5. mdf

    mdf entering the Big Couloir Skier

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    Yikes! I hope you aren't joining our ACL fraternity. Just a reminder -- doctors who are not orthopods are pretty lousy at diagnosing knee injuries.
     
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    Started at 53 You can call me Jay Skier

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    Strained LCL on both knees

    Both in braces and on crutches, I’ll be fine, but skipping the dance party tonight :)
     
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  7. dbostedo

    dbostedo Asst. Gathermeister-- Jackson Hole 2020 Moderator Team Gathermeister

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    How? What happened? (If you don't mind sharing...)
     
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    Started at 53 You can call me Jay Skier

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    I was on some steep terrain and believe it or not was being overly cautious and crossed my tips

    It was 150 yards of tumbling and sliding from that point
     
  9. Chris V.

    Chris V. Getting on the lift Skier

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    Both sides probably good, actually. Not sure you wanted to hear that. Likely you didn't do anything seriously weird on one side or the other. Lots of fingers crossed fir you here.
     
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  10. Kneale Brownson

    Kneale Brownson Out on the slopes Instructor

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    If you're crutching around on slippery surfaces, be sure you have the retractable ice picks for crutches. In Colorado, the City Market grocery franchises have them in their pharmacy.[​IMG]

    I've had MCL injuries (other side of knee), along with multiple other instances of using crutches in the winter.
     
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    Started at 53 You can call me Jay Skier

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    Those things look GREAT!!!!!
     
  12. James

    James Skiing the powder Instructor

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    Sorry to hear! Both legs, damn.
    Was powder involved?
     
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    Started at 53 You can call me Jay Skier

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    Nope, a perfectly groomed blue, well beyond a beginner blue. I ran it at least 3-4 times yesterday without an issue.
     
  14. Mendieta

    Mendieta Master of Snowplow Moderator

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    You can still slow dance with Mrs 35! :yahoo:

    Sorry about the injury, Jay. Luckily it wasn't too bad.:thumb:
     
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  15. Kneale Brownson

    Kneale Brownson Out on the slopes Instructor

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    Got too complacent and forgot to turn the inside ski I bet
     
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    Started at 53 You can call me Jay Skier

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    Thanks, all in all I feel lucky as it was a bad crash

    Sadly, I think I was too cautious and that caused the problem. If I had taken the fall line more it would not have happened. It was only the second run of the day and I was trying to take it easy. Certainly you are right, I had too much weight on the new inside ski and did not slide it in and that caused the tips to cross.

    Luckily I am in no pain, and no meds were prescribed. Just two sore knees (very different from pain), so all is relatively good.

    I just wish it was on tape, having lived the crash/tumble/slide.... It would have looked AWESOME!!!!

    Hey, it is not a safe sport, but I am addicted and will be back!!!!!
     
  17. LiquidFeet

    LiquidFeet Out on the slopes Instructor

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    Heal well!
     
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  18. Philpug

    Philpug Enjoying being back on two skis. Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    Did you get a sled ride?
     
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    Started at 53 You can call me Jay Skier

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    Yep, they were great!

    I thought I could ski down, but when I tried to stand up it was.... NO F’ing way and sat right back down.
     
  20. Andy Mink

    Andy Mink I am a half fast skier. Moderator Pugski Ski Tester

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    Bummer! I recommend a couple of these for when you get back on your boards. I had a partial tear on my left MCL a few weeks ago and have used this brace for two days now. It does take a bit of getting used to but it's not uncomfortable and it stays where you put it. I fits under my ski pants no problem. It provides good lateral support and I'm planning on using it for the rest of the season. Here's hoping for a quick recovery!

    EDIT: They're a bit cheaper on Amazon.
     
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