So our trip to Sunrise did not go as planned. The 4-hour drive up there was fun. We burnt our favorite CDs and stopped off at a few cool places along the way. Once we got to the lodge, we threw some Guinness in an ice bucket and went upstairs for dinner. After dinner we hopped in the hot tub with our Guinness. We had a hard time sleeping the first night, so we ended up getting up a little late the first day. We had hoped to be to the mountain by 9:00 a.m. but we ended up getting there around 10. It was St. Patty’s Day, so we had to have a few beers before we left! Which led to these sexy overalls pictures…
Anyways, we got our iPods all set on the lift and went down the first run with no problems. It wasn’t very crowded, but my headphones kept falling out of my ears, so I was getting a little aggravated. On the second run, some skiers kept swerving in front of me, so I remember stopping and complaining to Mitchell, but that’s all I remember. After that everything is fuzzy.
On the way down the run, according to Mitch, I hit some ice and fell and smacked the back of my head so hard that it sent me into a seizure. Mitch screamed for help and a skier went down to alert the medical staff. All I remember is being surrounded by people and screaming as they tried to tie me down to a board. (I’m very claustrophobic, so I hate not being able to move my arms.)
I didn’t understand what was going on until a doctor in the ambulance explained that I had fallen and hit my head badly, and that they couldn’t let me move because I could have bleeding in my brain or even be paralyzed. I was terrified and very dazed. They rushed me in for a brain CT scan once we arrived to the hospital and thirty minutes later the doctor came back with good news. Thankfully, there was no swelling or bleeding in my brain. I just had a very serious concussion.
My family and Mitchell’s ended up making the drive up from Gilbert to see me in the hospital, and we all left that day. I’m upset that we had to cut our trip short, but I’m so grateful to be here and to be recovering. I have a doctor’s appointment on Thursday, so we will see how that goes.