Fantastic birthday

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.

My stamina is really bad though, so after three runs, the wife and I called it a day. Better to stop before I risked not being able to get my skiboots off due to my right leg cramping.

Dinner and birthdaycake at my in laws house was the perfect after ski, and my conclusion is that it won’t be long until we hit the slopes again!

3 thoughts on “Fantastic birthday

  1. Ein super dag akkurat slik du ønska deg,Tonje! Mamma er kjempeglad på dine vegne,fart og lengre ykter kjem etter kvart! Dette var ein god start!
    Ha ein fortsatt fin bursdagskveld….bamseklem!


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