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Forumites & Their Injuries

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

  1. Goski

    Goski One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    It is scary being vulnerable to further mishaps and the novelty of being in a chair wore of very quickly for me, replaced with the inconvenience and frustration of being restricted and being so dependent on others to get out of the house. However at least for we wounded it is usually a temporary situation though I had a constant worry about how much I would be abe to do once I got onto my feet. Multiple surgeons telling me how bad the damage was fuelled that worry. Nevertheless, life did go on and the opportunity is there to make the most of whatever function is retained and to work hard to maximise it. Inspiring rehab montages are optional, I didn't do one......because I'm selfish and lazy maybe. YouTube has plenty of them as it is.
    The scary near misses are unnerving but on the plus side they get a bit of adrenaline flowing and it is nice to get away with it. Congrats to the BWS guy for coming to your rescue @Ozgirl and keep going out into the wider world as much as you and your helpers can manage.
     
  2. Goski

    Goski One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Sorry to hear it is taking a toll @Mister Tee on XC Skis . Psychological injuries are often well hidden so don't get sympathy like a bod in a wheelchair with plaster and moonboots or with a wing in a sling. Try to often do the things you can that you enjoy and try to take comfort in that the things we are not allowed to do at present will be doable again sometime in the future. Hopefully the nearer future. Now I;m going to self-mitivate and go scrape out the mouldy grout in the main bathroom shower. I've been putting that off since Lockdown 1. I will attempt to not injure myself in the process though a cramp may be unavoidable doing the lower tiles.
     
  3. Mister Tee on XC Skis

    Mister Tee on XC Skis A Local Ski Pass: Gold Ski Pass: Silver

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    I must say going for my daily bike ride is keeping the men in their lovely white coats and their padded van away from my door so far. I know their programme of heavy sedation and basket weaving has its merits but I am avoiding that kind of a holiday so far.
     
  4. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    OMG, I'm so excited to stay in this hotel room for 3 nights!!!

    I get to sit under a real shower!

    @DidSurfNowSki and @chicski I know you will appreciate this too!

     
  5. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    Looks safer than what I used :)

     
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    aazz One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Geez, after each shower your cheeks would of looked like a waffle LOL
     
  7. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Dressing change and a lovely Ortho Reg who said an MRI was 'not unreasonable' for the 'good' foot.

    So Medicare rebatable MRI tomorrow. Yay.

     
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  9. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    That means a lot coming from you!!

    :out:
     
  10. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    So many colours!! It’s like a rainbow, but on your leg!
     
  11. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    LOL, almost matches mum's top in the background! LOL
     
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    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Oh but how grateful you were for that chair!
     
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  13. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    He def saw something on the MRI.

    Lovely receptionist marked it as urgent so it will be done today (they normally say 3 days) and so I will rock up to fracture clinic tomorrow.
     
  14. almontyrat

    almontyrat One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    No where near as spectacular as many of the mishaps here but it is at least snow related. I had a sudden high gravity moment while coming back down this....

    Resulting in this.....
     
  15. Untele-whippet

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    Ouchies!
     
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  16. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Oh dear, that would’ve really hurt at the time, and it’ll be one of those annoying injuries that you’ll knock all the time. Heal fast!
     
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  17. almontyrat

    almontyrat One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    I have ballet class tonight, wondering how I will go but at least I wont have to sit!
     
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  18. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Arnica!!

    Get onto it big time - and Ouch!!
     
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    Fozzie Bear One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Sorry, think you are just hitting up the ash from the bucket behind you.......... :whistle:
     
  20. almontyrat

    almontyrat One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    I wish...
     
  21. Majikthise

    Majikthise Sage Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    There is another story that we collectively need to work on... heal fast @almontyrat
     
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    Fozzie Bear One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Need some of this stuff..... hirudoid cream
     
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  23. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Nope. Arnica
     
  24. cold wombat

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    Yikes.

    At least it wasn't trying to do a Toyota ad!
     
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  25. Sadie

    Sadie Chk Chk Boom Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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  26. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I gather you understand than many medicines we use regularly are derivatives of so called natural remedies...... with the uncertainty of dosage taken out of the usage equation. Let us know how your homeopath goes at healing your broken leg....

    Also, hirudoid contains heparinoids (derivatives of heprin), which break down blood clots, whereas arnica contains the toxin helenalin, which has some anti inflammatory properties but in studies has not been shown to be effective in reducing bruising.
     
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  27. Ozgirl

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    full and complete rupture FFFFAaaaaaarkkkkk!!!!!!!!!
     
  28. cold wombat

    cold wombat Twitter Contributer Moderator

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    Oh what a feeling?

    Bugger.
     
  29. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Once again have learnt that my gut is always right.
     
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  30. Roymond

    Roymond One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Bummer. Was it the full lateral complex or ATFL/TCL? Good move by your geep for the MRI- they obviously know their stuff.
     
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  31. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    It's the Dr who used to run the Perisher Medical Centre. yep knows his stuff.

    I am not sure exactly - haven't seen the report.
     
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  32. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    I had dinner with a friend tonight. He has come back from a serious cycling accident on the Great Ocean Road in a cycle race. The worst injury of which was a head injury that means he will never work again (he’s an anaesthetist). It’s a humbling and inspiring thing to share time with a friend who has made the journey from the edge of death, back to living, through rehab to find joy, purpose and a sense of living well.

    Everyone facing that long journey ... you’ve got this!! Dark days are a test of your resolve and I know you can do it!! One foot in front of the other. And be kind to yourself.
     
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  33. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    I like you're optimism. I skied with a mate I've known since I was 4 the other week who has early onset dementia. He's 44 and he won't see his 50th birthday. We all die one day and we all die alone.
     
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    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    What an absolutely shit diagnosis TP.
    Not a lot to be optimistic about with dementia, only limited time to make the best of good days before even they are taken away. I’m really sorry to hear it.
     
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    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    He seems happier, I think it sucks most for his wife and kids.
     
  36. Kangaroo

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    Quick update - some good news for once. My CRP level has come back to a respectable 4.1. In May it was 5, June it was 10 and in July it was trending upward to a concerning 15.

    My haemoglobin levels have also increased to be completely normal (so oxygen is being carried through to my cells).

    The pocket of fluid visible on the front of the tibia in the July CT scan has dissipated.

    My infectious diseases doctor believes that my body is now in a better repairing and healing stage than at any time over the last (nearly) 2 years since my injury (on that death-defying triple diamond black run called Guthega Way). Time will tell. Month by month. But at least things are showing signs of improvement.

    As for my mobility, I'm still using a single crutch to assist, but I am less dependent on it than before.

    The fractures and the track marks from the removed screws and hardware are still notably visible, so my body still has a lot of repair work to do. Pain is subsiding slowly, just a bit of swelling in my ankle and some twinges in my knee from time to time.

    People still tell me that I must be at least pleased that I did this doing something that I love. I counter this by saying that I'd rather have done it doing something I hated so that I would never miss not doing it again. Hate looking at the live cams, but at the same time, I can't resist.

    Cheers
     
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  37. Ozgirl

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    Thanks for the update @Kangaroo I'm glad to hear your body is fighting to get into repair mode.
     
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    Better by far than I expected to hear!
     
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    Great news, Kangaroo! Long may that be the case. Bring on 2021 season for you.
     
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    Having lived through it with my father in law at a youngish age, it ain't pretty. Still living it with my mother who is 87 and been in a home for 5 years. Hers is a much slower decline. The only saving grace is she lived a full life, to a degree. She's just a shell with only the fleeting moment when shes mum again but those moments are few and far between. She doesn't recognise us now because of the shut downs, so chances are she won't ever again.
    Tell your friends family to spend as much time as they can with their dad now and cherish it, rather than dwelling on his condition. As a family member, once you accept it, it's easier for the family. There will be plenty of laughs to be had still and plenty of love to share.
     
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    Its a shit of a disease.

    I don't know if it's ironic or not, but he married a nurse who has since become the head of the palliative care unit at one of Canberra's hospitals.
     
  43. Ozgirl

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    thats terrible in some ways. helpful in others.
     
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    She knows whats ahead.
     
  45. Lifes2good

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    Hey Ozgirl, I'm a bit late to this thread. This is truly shit news. What happens now?

    And also - love your avatar, clearly haven't lost your sense of humour LOL
     
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    Not sure yet.
    Can’t get into fracture clinic, going to try and get a private consult when I next go to Canberra.
     
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    How come you can't get into fracture clinic?
    You should be able to get the MRI results sent to your GP.
     
  48. Ozgirl

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    I should have said 'couldn't' when we were in Canberra. I have another appt on the 3rd of Sept.

    The GP will write me the referral for the Private consult. (I did have the results CC'd to the GP)
     
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    Sadie Chk Chk Boom Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    That’s a great update, @Kangaroo !

    Slow and steady wins the race.

    Looking forward to hearing more positive updates soon.
     
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  50. Ozgirl

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    Ummmm

    Sheeeet

    I think it broke..


    (just got access to the full report)