The road to recovery. 🏔
Recently I managed to tear my MCL and possibly my ACL on the ski hill. Hit less ❄️ than anticipated on a mogul, which popped my patella out, then I heard a lovely pop/crunch and felt blinding pain. I toppled over, & my skis dug into the snow as I pitched over them, twisting my knee with the force of my weight and momentum. My bindings did not eject, so there I was yelling in pain, upside down, twisted painfully at my hurt knee until my friend could get me out of the skis. I was a whimpering mess - no stalwart bravery for me - until I could get into a normal sitting position. I scooped snow over my knee & we waited for First Aid Patrol to come get me and take me down the mtn. They did a great job (thank you @marmotbasin
Patrol people). Once at the Patrol cabin I was helped to the cot, but as I tried to take a small step on my hurt knee, it completely collapsed & I had round two of blinding pain. I don’t know why the heck I even tried putting even a small amount of weight on it 🤦🏻♀️ but it definitely put the doubt out of my mind that I could walk this one off.
So after a trip (or 3) to the Dr/ Physio, I’m told I did ‘a good job’ of tearing my knee up. #goldstar
So, what’s a RockyMountainScrambler to do but think positive, focus on the future, & werk those Physio exercises so that I can soon be climbing & backpacking in these ⛰ I love so much! My MRI is scheduled for April 1, so I’ll know more soon. For now, I plan to stay as active as possible, within the limitations of my bum knee & the crutches that go along with it. Adventures can still be had, even if they’re in smaller amounts, with many more ice packs 😆 #RICE
If you’re still reading, this shot was from earlier this month not far from from Golden, BC.
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