The mountains in the surrounding area have great ski resorts. Earlier this season, Wynn and I went to Lake Tahoe hoping to get in a few days of downhill skiing, but when we got there, there was no snow. None. Nada. Instead we hiked, worked out at a local rec center and took in a yoga class. So...when I had the opportunity to get a couple days of skiing in before my conference, I
Although Wynn and I try to get in a week of downhill skiing a year, I've only improved to an intermediate skier. I feel comfortable describing myself as a strong blue-run skier, when snow conditions are optimal. I struggled at Solitude in the heavy, wet snow.
On the second run of our first day, I took a fall. It was an ordinary fall; nothing really spectacular. I would tell you the details, but I got hurt and it's painful to relive, so I'm only going to give you the short version. The snow
- First time to ride down in a sled pulled by a ski patrol.
- First time getting evaluated in a slope-side medical clinic.
- First time in a brace that makes my leg look bionic.
- First time on crutches.
- First time riding in a wheelchair at the airport.
- First time boarding with passengers taking extra time or needing assistance.
We will know exactly what my injuries are after an MRI, which is scheduled for next week, pending insurance approval. After that, I'll learn what my options are, but I'm told, likely surgery. I'll keep you posted.
|My pals, Laurie, Andrea, Vicki, Margie, Stef|