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Day 17-18

Arabba

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Well, that certainly wasn’t how I’d thought we’d spend the day! Started out with a change of plan due to wind closing the Marmolada Glacier, bummer. But the guides decided we could do some of the Sella Ronda, so off we went. We split into two groups to make it a bit easier on the lifts, and headed up to Porto Vescovo via a couple of lifts and then the cable car. Boy they pack you in like sardines!
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So we’d done 4 lifts and were on the 4th run of the day when calamity struck……..a moment of inattention on the last bit of the run into the lift and I was down! And oh boy did it hurt – so not the ACL at least. After a banana boat ride (courtesy of the poilezi) and an ambulance ride (45kms to the nearest hospital down some incredible roads) to hospital where I was x-rayed – and yes I’ve fractured the tibial plateau on my right leg (Sarah’s terminology, it’s even worse in Italian).
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Very impressed with the emergency staff here, both on field and in town, feel very well looked after. Now just have to wait a bit to sort out our next steps – for me it won’t be fast! I’ve never broken a bone before and never used crutches! All new learning experiences.
So today for me is rest with my leg up (no weight bearing on that leg for 40 days), and reading. JT’s been great – but I’ve sent him off to ski today – the glacier is open and is apparently fantastic. I’ve told him to take lots of photos.

Posted by EMTHOMSON 01:47 Archived in Italy

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Lizzie!!!! Ouch. Glad that service all went smoothly. Foreign hospitals are not an intended travel story! Take care of you. Heal fast.

by Kathryn

What a bummer, I'm feeling your pain. As usual you are pragmatic but so disappointing. Eat lots of gorgeous food.

by Jan

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