Thursday, June 18, 2009

Mount Hood and more

Now that I finally got my pics downloaded here are a few that deal with my injury.

On Memorial Day, we arrived at Timberline early. The sun was shining. Perfect conditions for spring skiing. Hubby was going hiking while we skied and took this pic just before the kids and I set out that morning.

Hubby snapped this pic of one of the Snowcats on his way to hike. This is one of the nicer snowcats. When hubby climbed Mt. Hood, he rode up in an older one that they joked had been used when they filmed the movie The Shining. In the background you can see Timberline Lodge.

Chaos and hubby were hiking somewhere east of the lodge. Not exactly sure where, but this is one of the pics he took. She loves the snow and hiking. Her fave part, however, is descending. She loves to run down.

Hubby wanted to take pictures of me getting oxygen and being examined in the Ski Patrol First Aid room, but I waved him off. Talk about adding insult to injury! He settled for this shot.

On Wednesday, I saw a specialist and got a pink cast. This was to hold my thumb in place, and as of my last set of x-rays was working. I have never had a cast before so it was interesting to see how they put it on and how it hardens as it dries.

Here I am with the cast almost done. If you look closely, you can see the bruise on my right arm. I'm so thankful it was only a bruise and not a fracture!

I get more x-rays (praying my wrist really isn't broken!) and a new cast today.I'm still trying to figure out what color to get. Right now I'm leaning toward lime green, but my climbing and Crossfit friend Jen (as well as my son) think camo would be cool. Maybe pink camo. We'll see!


catslady said...

Knock on wood - I've never needed a cast - but the colored ones do look like fun. I think I'd pick yellow for spring/summer lol.

I have to ask - did you get to go into the Timberline Lodge?

Brandy said...

I've never broken anything bigger than a toe. (Echoing catslady, *knock on wood*) The camo sounds fun. *G* I am crossing my fingers for you that everything works out well!

Melissa McClone said...

Catslady - we didn't go into Timberline Lodge that day, but we go there a lot. When the weather isn't great for hiking, hubby will work there on his computer while we ski since they have wi-fi by the big fireplace. We've also stayed the night which is so nice. If you go back to April 2007 archives you can see pics from our anniversary celebration there.

Brandy - I let me son choose and he chose blue. It's a lighter blue, not navy. He's very happy.

Though the news was not good. My thumb moved out of place. And I'm having to go for a CT-scan on my wrist this afternoon. I'm pretty bummed, but just going to through myself into the book.

Tori Lennox said...

When I had the Broken Ankle From Hell, I didn't like the shade of pink the orthopedic doc's office had, so I went with purple. :)

Brandy said...

Oh, no! I'll say a prayer for you! I hope the cat-scan goes well. And blue sounds like a nice choice.*G*

Dru said...

oh Melissa, I'm sorry to hear that you'll have to under a CT-scan on your wrist.

Wishing you all the best and hope the results will be a positive one.

Blue is my favorite color.

Melissa McClone said...


The blue blends in a bit more than the pink did. I have a feeling I may get through all the colors of the rainbow before I'm finished. I told the kids we'd take pictures of each one!

I was in and out of the CT scan place so fast I didn't even have time to pull out my Alphasmart. Wish all places worked that efficiently.

Now I just have to wait to hear the results...

limecello said...

Eek - I've got my fingers crossed for you, Melissa.

And seconding everyone else and knocking on everything wooden - I've only dealt with a few broken toes. Blargh. Not fun.

Anne-Kathrine said...

Im so sorry to hear that you needed more medical attention. Hopefully the CT scan will give you some good news!

Nifty pics :) Hey you get the kind of bruises I get only mine don't involve skiing LOL

catslady said...

Thanks I went back and checked the pics!

So sorry about your thumb. I can't imagine how annoying and difficult it must make things.

And what is with all the broken toes lol. That's the only thing I've broken too. Wouldn't a cast look cute on a big toe haha.

Sarita Leone said...

It's frightening how things can go from perfect to definitely not-perfect in such a short span of time.

Blue would've been my choice, too. After purple, that is! *G*

I hope you have a nice weekend.