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Bombaybunty Sun 02-Apr-17 15:36:37

Lots of snowfall today. Trying to ski in about a foot of powder, fell twice twisting my knee.
Completely unable to do any turns. Had to be collected from the slopes by the rescue people. Felt such a fool.
I've torn my anterior cruciate ligament. No more skiing for me.
Shit shit shit.

anotherdayanothersquabble Sun 02-Apr-17 19:13:19

That is crap. I hope you have lots of painkillers. I hope its not detached.

massistar Tue 04-Apr-17 13:42:33

Oh fuck. So sorry Bombay.. my friend did hers 2 years ago doing a tiny jump from offpiste to on.. she didn't need surgery and used a knee brace this year and was fine. Hope it's not too serious.

Blodplod Tue 04-Apr-17 13:57:38

Shit, that's bad news.. I did exactly (exactly) the same as you 3 years ago, first run, first day in shit conditions. Unlike you though I thought I was ok so refused the blood wagon and then found out I couldn't ski back down.. ended up coming down a steep red on my arse with my husband skiing with my skis and poles! Nightmare....

Practically... have you private medical insurance when you get home? A lot depends on the type of tear, whether it's snapped etc - and and as I found out your age and fitness will be taken into consideration.. if you have private medical insurance I would google knee surgeons in your area and book a consultation for the moment you get back. I won't bore you on this thread about how or what they may do to fix it but I ended up having a new ligament made from one of my hamstrings. I had torn it completely. Thankfully it's all ok now and I've skiied twice this year. Albeit very gingerly now! But I'm nearly 50 and fat and unfit as well! smile

Bombaybunty Tue 04-Apr-17 20:33:09

Thanks for your kind words everyone, feeling a bit sorry for myself.
I've spent the last few days hobbling around with my knee brace on while DS and DH whizz around the slopes.
I've made an appt to see the GP on Monday morning to see what happens next.
Do you think my insurance will cover the unused lift pass? Medical bill is at €1000 already, but should get that back.

Bombaybunty Tue 11-Apr-17 19:57:58

Back home. Fracture clinic next week for assessment, might need surgery sad

massistar Wed 12-Apr-17 09:52:43

Oh no Bombay.. :-(

Although, in a way, it might be better to have the surgery and get it fixed properly. I think when they don't operate there is more chance of a weakness remaining there. I say this as the wife of someone who's had ACL reconstruction done on both knees, twice!

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