Sunday, February 1, 2015

2/1/15 (Sun) Skiing Injury and ......

Well.....we went skiing yesterday and I had some stupid slow motion fall that was ridiculous but hurt like HELL!  I did something really bad to my calf muscle. With the help of my son, I made it down the mountain (I was determined not to have to have ski patrol put me on a sled).  We had driven all the way to Vail and I wanted ds and dd to keep skiing for a bit.  I didn't want them to stop because of me.  I would be fine for a couple of hours as long as they helped me (I couldn't put any weight on my leg) find a place to sit.

I had 2 choices - a tavern or a coffee shop.

I broke my wrist trying to learn to snow board a couple of years ago and the same thing...find me a place to sit and you keep skiing.  I took advantage of the situation, chose the restaurant that had outdoor seating and ordered a beer.  I was in so much pain, I also took one of my sister's Vicodin. Then I ordered another beer. It really sucked that my wrist hurt, but I wasn't disappointed that I had an excuse to sit in the sun at base of the ski area and have a beer (or two).

Yesterday, I was faced with the same option after not drinking the entire month of January.  My ds was helping me walk (hobble) and the Tavern was actually closer than the coffee shop.  He asked, "Do you want to go in there?  It is closer?" I was moving about 4 inched a step, so it wasn't easy.

Drum roll.........I didn't even want a beer!!!  How cool is that!  It wasn't even a voice in my head.  I just wanted to get to the coffee shop, sit down and have a soy chai latte - in a fancy glass mug (this is Vail you know).

My leg hurts like a "you know what" today but I don't have a hangover :)


  1. That is so cool and a nice cliff hanger of sobriety post. I am sure you will heal quicker and be in less pain without booze. Great job!

  2. So weird that you can't leave comments!!! I'll check it out and see if I can figure out what the what is. Or...just shoot me an email.

    How cool is it that you didn't even want a beer!!! I'm so sorry you hurt yourself though...that part really sucks.


  3. That is awesome! Way to go!