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Forumites & Their Injuries

Discussion in 'Snow Talk' started by skifree, Sep 27, 2017.

  1. Kelpieboy

    Kelpieboy One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Gee ,I know I am not exactly a sparkling conversationalist but to be left prone for 3 days after simply talking to me ,wow thats a real slap in my face :(:(:(:(:(.
    However as for the rest of it ,I tore medial /collatoral in right knee when the dog ran through me but was determined to ski so strapped up ,filled up on the pain cookies and off I went. Skiing was great ,walking before and after not so good. The bad news is that I tore the ACL pretty badly while doing it ,had an op ,overdid the rehab and been in a restricted movement brace for the last 6 weeks. Next stop back to the surgeon on monday for maybe another op ,next season maybe over already for me. Really I must stop talking to myself ..............................;)
     
  2. Jacko4650

    Jacko4650 One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    I'm pretty sure you had nothing to do with it - just the way I bent to take my boots off or something totally lame like that. By the time I went from Smiggins to Island Bend (8 minutes?), the writing was on the wall and by 8pm I was cactus! Still, getting on the skis seems to be better than lying on your back - ditto knee injury. Ski is good!
     
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  3. Kangaroo

    Kangaroo One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I love being in a snowy environment first and foremost. Skiing is a bonus. I just want to get back to the way I was, albeit I know that it will be slow going on groomers for a while. More importantly I want to walk properly again and not spend every waking moment in pain, nor wake up many times every night. I want to be able to wash my car, take the bins out, go for a long hike in the Alps in summer, walk stairs without holding on and certain other things (cough, cough) where comfortable positions include not just looking up at the ceiling.
     
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  4. Sadie

    Sadie Chk Chk Boom Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    You’ll get back to those things :)
     
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  5. Kelpieboy

    Kelpieboy One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Oh ..........................oooohhhhhhh :emoji_blush:
     
  6. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    You really are doing the hard yards.

    I have to say a couple of mornings my back/referred sciatic pain has been shocking and I can barely limp to the shower, but I’ve thought of what you wouldn’t do to be on snow and get myself into that shower and out for a training day.

    you’re an inspiration Kangaroo.
     
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    hipo One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Despite years of experience as the subjectee, I' m only qualified for an uninformed opinion - if its working.....
     
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  8. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    You should try my magic guy I went too in March!!
     
  9. Jacko4650

    Jacko4650 One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Now take the TINS machine with me everywhere I go for more than a day or two for sciatica. If you get it early, it seems to go away. Everybody will be different, but the symbolic point for my sciatica seems to manifest just below the knee, on the outside of the fibula. Wierd I know, but it works for me.
     
  10. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Do you mean TENS machine?
     
  11. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    He’s a kiwi ;)
     
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  12. Jacko4650

    Jacko4650 One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    TINS, TENS, what's in a name - weird name anyway, but yes, you are absolutely right!
     
  13. Yardsale

    Yardsale Part of the Furniture Moderator

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    Oh, sorry, only just saw this @Sadie. Thanks for that. Realistically, what you had is a very difficult injury to manage. The first thing I thought when I was lying on the side of the road was "do any of my joints seem broken" - and I moved them all and I was like "oh thank god or that". I think if I had have done an ankle or knee or anything like that, I would have worried immediately.

    I think also the path to healing would have been better if that femur had have healed up properly.

    Anyway, did 80k on the bike today, 1200 meters of climbing. Slower than the others, but it's something.
     
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    Kangaroo One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    That's very kind of you. Having a positive attitude and trusting your team of physios, doctors, nurses really does help.

    Anyway, I met with my surgeon on Friday and he advised that he needs to do a bit of coordinating with Royal North Shore Hospital in relation to potential plastic surgery (they may need to do some sort of soft tissue reconstruction) when they take the medial plate out).

    Things are looking good and the aim with this surgery is also to give me more range of movement in both my knee and ankle (foot drop is a bugger, but that's what happens when you spend 2 months on your back). He'd ideally like to give me more functional movement and at least a bend of 100 degrees (it's about 85 at the moment). The other aim is obviously to eliminate the infection.

    He may or may not take out the other plate, just depends on what they find when they get in there. Ultimately it will come out, then when the time comes a partial or total knee replacement.

    Good luck to you all in whatever stage you are all at in your recoveries.

    Cheers
     
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  15. Kelpieboy

    Kelpieboy One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Got the all clear today from the ortho so can resume rehab on a modified plan aimed at getting me on skis by July. So happy no further knifework needed. There is a bakers issue and some osteo arthritis but nothing that cant be overcome. Season 2020 back on the menu :D
     
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  16. Sadie

    Sadie Chk Chk Boom Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Nah, you’re a gun and so is everyone else suffering horrific injuries in this thread, and getting it done!
     
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  17. Kelpieboy

    Kelpieboy One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    First day back on the bike , nice leisurely 6km treadle up to Southern Cloud Lookout and the 6km coast back down again. That will do for a starting point seeing as I am 9kg heavier than I want to be. Might just get into shape by late June I guess.
     
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  18. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Tips for reducing fluid in sore joints...
    Send them my way please!

    Left knee feels like I’m bending a water bottle in half - so much pressure/stretching feeling when I bend it, and noticed I have some fluid in my ankle also.

    I don’t think I did anything major, just a tweak during some heelside chatter doing off piste drills, if I could get rid of the fluid/swelling I reckon it’d be 95% right.

    Ive still managed to train full days and get the required flex through ankles and knees however I have got a day off today so I’m going to rest up and get a foot and leg massage and see if that’ll help move it.

    I’m shoving my knee in the snow at every opportunity to keep “ice” up to it during the day to minimise the fallout of pushing through.
     
  19. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Guess I should join in here. Monday, missed a cat track drop in flat light in Revy, got speared onto my right shoulder. Hurt but still moveable. By the time I skied down to lower gondy, I couldn’t put any pressure on it. Had to ask the lifty to release my bindings for me. Xrays clear, GP suggested probably partial tears in the rotator cuff. Got some codeine.

    Drove myself back to Banff Tuesday, where I am for another couple of nights, then San Francisco for a few days, then home. Went up to Sunshine for a few hours today. Stayed low to avoid clouds and took the opportunity to ski slowly and work on technique. Amazing how better balanced you can be when protecting a body part.

    I’ve got around 45 degrees movement in any direction before it hurts. I can lift it with my other hand further but not past 90 degrees. Will get it checked when I get home, hopefully just requires physio.
     
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  20. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Oh ouch.
    That doesn’t sound good.
     
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  21. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Pretty annoyed, was enjoying my morning at Revy until then.
     
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  22. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Those cat tracks appearing out of no where can be buggers - I took myself out on one in flat light in Zermatt - strangely enough same knee as the one giving me trouble now LOL

    You could maybe strap the shoulder with rok tape so that if you do fall you’ve got some added protection/support.

    I’m annoyed that my knee has blown up from something innocent - I mean far out I took a downhill heel edge tumble down an ungroomed black day before yesterday, and rode the length of the box on my back yesterday - you’d think I’d hurt more than my ego with those epic displays of Gumby. :rolleyes:
     
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  23. Untele-whippet

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  24. Charlie

    Charlie Still the most depraved poster here Ski Pass: Gold

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    Get yourself to a specialist pronto, torn muscles/tendons need to be fixed early , the longer you leave it , the worse the potential damage!
     
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    swiss army knee, 8 weeks.
    [​IMG]
     
  26. Undies

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    Ouch.

    A planned replacement or the result of some misadventure?
     
  27. markopolo

    markopolo Naughty Corner Resident Ski Pass: Gold

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    Planned so it probably doesnt belong here, but its a lovely pic :) , put it off far too long.
     
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    Undies Pizza! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Lee Majors, is that you?

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    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Noice. Probably in my future, putting it off for as long as possible.
     
  30. Sadie

    Sadie Chk Chk Boom Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Nooooo!! Ow!

    Hope it heals soon!

    ps. I need a mtb buddy for the women’s day at Thredbo in March.
     
  31. bawbawbel

    bawbawbel Easi Ski..... Ski Pass: Gold

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    Thanks for that tip !
    My elbow was locking up from a bone chip in it.
    I was told "It will absorb"
    Yes ! Took 35 years, however.
     
  32. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    What’s the women’s day? With all the smoke and weather we had before I left, I’ve had 2 rides all year. Not happy if my shoulder now keeps me off.
     
  33. Roymond

    Roymond One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Nice strong bone stock. Surgeon must have been happy to see that. Makes their job easy when there's good cortices to adhere the prosthesis! Good luck with the rehab.
     
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    Ripped off!
    Can’t see the hoof pick and bottle opener...
     
  35. markopolo

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    He was happy with the integration even at 8 weeks.
    Now the planning starts for a slide next summer.
    there is a grease nipple on the anterior surface. :)
     
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  36. Sadie

    Sadie Chk Chk Boom Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Gravity girls 8th March. We will be there. I’ll be a spazzo anyway so you should just join me
     
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  37. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Will see how the shoulder goes. I’ve done GG before, it was good.
     
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    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    10 days post shoulder injury and now home. Had an ultrasound today which didn't show anything. So I guess that's good. Doesn't explain the pain I'm in and the inability to move my arm very much. Next appointment with GP on Tuesday, if not much improved I'll ask for an MRI.
     
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    Sook :whistle:
     
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  40. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Uh huh.
     
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    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hopefully it's gone down by now, if not ...

    A physio suggested that at night I rub in voltaren, diclofenec etc and then wrap the joint in cling wrap. Helped me.
     
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    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ive had similar advice in the past. Although it’s in direct contravention to the instructions on the tube to NOT cover the gel with no breathable dressing. Certainly helped with my shoulder pain from bursitis though.

    The swelling finally went down fully yesterday, it stopped feeling stretched when I bent my knee. But the swelling was protective I think because it’s been more sore in motion the last few days.

    My lower back is still triggered also.

    Bit with weekly sports massage at the physio, and weekly Pilates with the physio and additional physio sessions if needed in between I’m holding together...JUST
     
  43. nrcd

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    Time for an 8 week update - turns out I got a dud diagnosis in the ER. They missed a major dislocation, and the breaks were much worse than thought - but took them 2 1/2 weeks to work it out. Had surgery 5 weeks ago, resulting with this:


    The big downside also is that I am in the following brace for 6 weeks (1 week to go), including sleeping (no, that’s not me) - it’s a pretty anti-social contraption:


    And yes, I did it to my dominant side. After this comes off, I go to a more regular but padded sling for another 3 weeks. Likely have restricted (50%) movement going forward, but shouldn’t impact on skiing or cycling. About to book Thredbo for July. Hopefully the bad luck of the last 18 months is behind me. Stay safe everyone, and heal fast.
     
  44. Kangaroo

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    So was mine and what a relief it was to get it off (as you must be feeling).



    Surgery (Round 10) for me scheduled for 24 February. They are removing all the plates and screws. The only question mark is the integrity of the tibia and tibial plateau given that not all of the fractures have completely healed, but removing the metal is the only way that they can get a quick fix with the infection.

    NRCD I can relate entirely to what you say about leaving 18 months of bad luck behind.
     
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    Jacko4650 One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Bugger. This could put me off . . . . . getting out of bed and everything else thereafter!
    Reminds me of a mate who jumped out of a perfectly OK plane; chute didn't open properly and wouldn't release, reserve chute wrapped around first chute, life saved because he hit a large white-ant mound. Not much that didn't get broken or torn and he spent a lot of time with contraptions like this all over his body.
     
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    woah saved by an ant!
     
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    Jacko4650 One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Now, now, many ants were killed and injured "Saving Gary", not to mention the vast destruction of their high rise building!
     
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    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    I’d be buying a lotto ticket!
     
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    Jacko4650 One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    I haven't seen him for years, but I can assure you he didn't need a lotto win - he was very grateful to be alive and lived accordingly! He even went on another sky dive many years later just to overcome the demons (nothing happened).
     
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    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Fractured shoulder. o_O I think you meant “hard core”.
     
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