Medical Mystery

Well Cat fans, disaster has struck. I stacked it pretty badly whilst off piste yesterday and hurt my shoulder. Co-incidentally a friend of mine hurt his head, so the two of us got rides on snow mobiles with Ski Patrol to the mountain clinic. He got stitches, and I got 5 x-rays. Sadly, the Doctor (and radiologist at the local hospital) weren't sure I haven't fractured my shoulder blade. The good news is that it's probably just sprained (so I've got a sling).

All in all, the experience was actually pretty good. Ski Patrol were excellent, very friendly, relaxed etc. The clinic was also excellent, and as an extra bonus was stocked with a couple of absolute beauties. The whole thing cost about $300, so not quite the life-changing medical bills the US is fabled for.

I'll give it a few days and see how I go. I might be back on the slopes (taking it easy, of course) in a few days.

Submitted by coofercat on Sat, 2007-03-31 17:14



you muppet!;)

hope you aren't too badly injured, i guess it means you simply extend the apres-ski to something far more sensible like apres-getoutofbed

take it easy!


Submitted by knobs... (not verified) on Sat, 2007-03-31 18:32.

Yeah, I do feel a bit silly for having messed up as badly as I did. But then, I think about the number of consecutive days I've skied (even just this season), and the insane skiing I've done in that time, then I think that the odds are going to catch up with you eventually. This is only the second injury I've ever had that stopped me skiing, and still not really that serious. I'm doing okay...

Besides, I managed a couple of days off in San Francisco over the weekend, so it's not been bad at all!

Submitted by coofercat on Wed, 2007-04-04 04:20.