As I mentioned in my last post, today was the day I had decided to hit the slopes again for the first time after my injury. I must admit I was a bit nervous. Not because I didn’t think I would be able to do it, but because I was afraid of how I would react if it didn’t work out the way I hoped. I’ve had so many setbacks this last year, and I really haven’t been myself, so I wasn’t sure if I would handle another disappointment well at this point. So what an incredible feeling it was when it turned out that I was totally able to ski!
I didn’t have full control over the right leg, but I knew I wouldn’t have. And knowing that upfront, I was able to adapt to the new feeling quite quickly. I didn’t get that much of an increase in pain either. Normally it’s around 4-5 on a scale of 1-10, and skiing the steeper parts of the slopes I was at a 6, but still well within what I find acceptable! And as long as I kept calm and didn’t get too eager, I was really fine and enjoyed feeling like ME again for a while.