A new pair of poles

I’ve been skiing for 52 years and had only minor injuries during all those years. In fact my entire family has skied for decades and only one has had a life threatening accident. Not that anyone should have life threatening experiences when skiing or boarding on snow.

Life averages caught up with me last week when I fell in a Telemark Ski Clinic at the PSIA Northern Mountain Division Fall Fest. Big Sky is a little starved for snow and the conditions are definitely a bit sparse but I was actually making some decent turns when I hit a rock or crossed my tips or both and went down hill hard on my right hip.

Kudos to the ski patrol that took me down and off the mountain, Dan in the ambulance and the entire ER staff for all of their expertise and gentle handling of this older lady.

Final word was a fractured pelvis, no weight bearing for 4-6 weeks, and hopefully a full recovery and back on the slopes by the end of January. I’m learning patience once again, re prioritizing what I will get done before Christmas and shifting events and calendars to make it all work within my new parameters.

Hubby Dan is taking good care of me and I see lots of knitting in my future. Thanks to everyone for the healing energy and hopes for a speedy recovery. I’ll keep you updated on my progress,

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