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Jenny injures her ankle at Mammoth

Jenny

Angel Diva
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Icing my ankle. . . Probably just a sprain, but end of the fun this trip for me! DH will still have two days (Squaw and Alpine Meadows). Hope this turns out to be minor - we have another trip planned in April . . .
 

Albertan ski girl

Ski Diva Extraordinaire
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Icing my ankle. . . Probably just a sprain, but end of the fun this trip for me! DH will still have two days (Squaw and Alpine Meadows). Hope this turns out to be minor - we have another trip planned in April . . .
I liked it not because I like that you sprained your ankle - but just sending you good wishes for your april trip ;) and think about getting a compression bandage for during the day - when I sprained my ankle last year, it helped a ton and kept swelling down. Feel better!
 

Jenny

Angel Diva
#7
I liked it not because I like that you sprained your ankle - but just sending you good wishes for your april trip ;) and think about getting a compression bandage for during the day - when I sprained my ankle last year, it helped a ton and kept swelling down. Feel better!
How long did it take you to be able to ski? Doing a survey . . .
 

nopoleskier

Ski Diva Extraordinaire
#8
@Jenny how were roads to Reno?

On your ankle do you have arnica? there's tabs to eat internally and the lotion. that helps a lot. Keep icing I skied 10days after sprain, I put a elastic brace on it to help and couldn't do anything extreme.. (bumps)

hope it's feeling better!
 

Jenny

Angel Diva
#9
Still icing all I can and bought a brace to wear, too. Have arnica at home, but not with me.

Roads were interesting - a couple of pretty much white out spots, and we didn't drive faster than about 40 until we got to Sonora. Rain line was about 7000 feet. Luckily, didn't seem to be any winds at all. Pretty grey, miserable day though.

We're all checked in at Squaw and can hear some explosions which we assume are any control. Still seems to be more rain here than anything else, but I think it's going to be better tomorrow.

And while DH and @Pequenita are skiing, the resort thoughtfully has some crafting class I can do tomorrow afternoon. (Note - I am NOT crafty. At all.)

We also bought wine.
 

nopoleskier

Ski Diva Extraordinaire
#10
@Jenny glad you are there safely, sorry not skiing, if there are health food stores they may have arnica. (I found some in Sun Valley) since it is the skiers friend.. :-)
 

Jenny

Angel Diva
#11
Fingers crossed for you all.

Here's my bruising/swelling. Purty, isn't it?

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I had DH take a picture 'cause I can't twist the foot around to really see it.
 

Jenny

Angel Diva
#14
OUCH! Can you walk?

Wishing you fast healing!
Walk is probably a generous word for what I’m doing, but yeah, I can move around under my own steam. Very slowly.

And yes, Squaw is pretty yucky right now. The whole drive here was either in snow, wintry mix, or rain. Pretty grey and miserable, but supposed to be sunny tomorrow.

If I have the energy I can use my MCP Squaw day to ride the tram and go to the Olympic Museum. There's also a demonstration of ancient skiing techniques somewhere that I’m wondering if I can manage.
 

Jenny

Angel Diva
#18
Yeah, I'm in this camp, too. I even asked her this morning if she was walking on it/had crutches.

@Jenny - what's the crafting class? Only 2 lifts are scheduled to be opened tomorrow, so I may have some free time...
@Pequenita - any suggestions where to go in this area? I see there's something right in the village, so I could go tomorrow morning.
 

nopoleskier

Ski Diva Extraordinaire
#20
Rut row.. Go get it checked! I Hope yours is not broken but looks a lot like mine when mine was broken..I didn't go to Dr for 3 wks after I fell.
Don't be a Mel...
Good news. The Ortho didn't do anything for it. Told me to go buy a better brace (with metal support on sides) and be careful.
I actually went to Disney World and walked miles, I wore a brace and ate aspirin.
I ramped up my Vit D, internal and external arnica and Calcium, 8wks from fall it was healed!! at 59yrs old I grew bone!!
I hope your's is just sprained..
 

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