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Re: broken ribs

Gee, when one of my cats does something silly like that he just quickly
sits right up and starts licking himself as if nothing happened.

neIN, Zone5

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> Uh, hi! Well my wife says I'm up for a Darwin Award. Well, had it been more 
> serious I would have been up for the award. I've been skiing since I was a 
> kid and I like to ski fairly fast. I do have one bane on my skiiing 
> experience and that is that ski boots kill my feet. They twist my feet into 
> unnatural positions cutting off circulation. And women thought mamograms were 
> bad you ought to try and force yourself into boots that don't fit and then ski 
> in them. So, I bought myself some new boots. Well, they don't hurt as bad as 
> some but they aren't exactly loafers either. 
> So, about 2pm I unbuckled my boots and went merrily down the hill racing past 
> my son and nephew. Ha! They still can't catch me. Then it was time to stop 
> on a dime and if you've ever skied that entails throwing your skis sideways to 
> the mountain. The faster you are going the more snow you throw with the skis. 
> Very impressive especially for impressionable young lads. Only problem this 
> time was that I literally skied right out of my unbucked boots. 
> As I was mid-air heading head first toward the downhill slope in a battle 
> against gravity...which I was loosing badly...I remember thinking first "I 
> wonder what happened" and second "this is going to hurt." Sure enough a ski, 
> a pole or maybe even my boot slammed into my ribs. I'm not sure if it 
> happened while in the air or right after I hit the ground and slid about 
> twenty feet but it knocked the air out of me and I lay stunned for about 30 or 
> 40 seconds. I didn't want to seem like a weeny because the boys were behind 
> me and I was right under the chairlift with people pointing with their mouths 
> wide open. 
> When I sat up I looked up the hill and there by golly was one ski with the 
> boot still attached. I quickly looked down at my foot to make sure it wasn't 
> in the boot as well. Fortunately, it was still attached to my ankle. I was 
> much relieved. I knew my side hurt but what could I do? I went skiing again 
> for a few more runs. That night was agony! 
> It's now three weeks later and I can move around with more freedom, cough 
> without too much pain and even bend over. Life is good again and we're 
> planning another skiing weekend. The weather was so nice last time I might 
> ski in shorts this time. 
> DF 
> http://www.atouchofthetropics.net 
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