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March 05, 2011

Ski-blog Status Update - Health Problems

OK, so I wasn't posting nearly often enough this season anyway, but January was a horrible snow month in the Southwest and I was down with a recurrent Sinus Infection most of the month anyway.

On February 9, 2011, I went in for Sinus Surgery to clean things out and fix a deviated septum. During the surgery, the Doctor cracked the cribiform plate that separates your brain from your sinus cavity and I ended up with meningitis, an air bubble under my brain (pneumocephalus), and a cerebral spinal fluid leak.

So here I am, a little cracked out on Morphine, having headaches, feeling pretty crappy, down 20 lbs, trying to think about what the lifelong impact of having a hole that is tenuously closed solely by some scar tissue keeping my noodle separate from the outside world.

Reality is that there ain't a damned thing I can do by bitching about it and I am going to head to Brian Head for a couple turns next weekend if I can handle the altitude. My ENT Doc cleared me to start returning to normal activity and there is nothing more normal or necessary for me than getting another ski day in.

On the plus side, on Feb 5, we went to Sunrise and it was an Epic day. Best ski day of the year and one of the best I have ever had. Powder and Double Blacks all day with my son, brother, and friend Hayden. Skied til 4PM which takes a pretty special day at Sunrise.

Posted by Justin at 03:54 PM

Brian Head Mardi Gras

Just got this from the PR folks at Brian Head:

Brian Head Resort Presents Mardi Gras 2011

Who: Fun-loving skiers and snowboarders

When: Saturday March 12, 2011 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (See below for exact times of various activities)

Where: Brian Head Resort, 329 South Highway 143, Brian Head, UT 84719 (BrianHead.com / (866) 930-1010)
What: Brian Head Resort Mardi Gras 2011

Ski/Board Poker Run 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.- Registration starts at 9 a.m., 3rd floor of Giant Steps Lodge. Show down at 3:30 p.m., 3rd floor of Giant Steps Lodge. Winner receives 2011/2012 Season Pass. No cost.

Just Jumps Jam 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. - Registration starts at 9 a.m., 3rd floor of Giant Steps Lodge. Two 20 minutes sessions starting at 12:30 p.m. in the Progressive Park, first two jumps on medium side. Great prizes from Tyrant Snowboards, Skull Candy and Smith Optics.

Mardi Gras Costume Downhill Parade - Meet at the bottom of Chair 2 at noon or catch up with the parade when they come by the top of Chair 3 about 20 minutes later. All participants will receive a bounce back coupon for a cheap mid-week lift ticket.

Mardi Gras Music, Limbo, Dance and Costume Contest - Behind Giant Steps Lodge 11 a.m. Winner of each contest will receive free lift ticket.

Beads will be given away throughout the resort all day

Discounts in Brian Head Resort food and retail outlets for those wearing a costume, mask or beads

No additional cost to participate in any events

I will be at BH on Sunday, but sadly, I am going to be in Vegas for a concert on Saturday night. Sounds like a blast though.

Posted by Justin at 03:52 PM | Comments (1)