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1987 Crested Butte Colorado:: Skiing True Story
by Karen Gallo Dunn

Thursday, November 15, 2001
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True Story: 1987 - Crested Butte, Colorado - the "Ski for Liberty- Celebrity Race" .....I totaled my knee using their demo equipment. It took 5 1/2 hours - reconstructive knee surgery and 18 months of therapy until I could walk again without crutches, a brace or a cane !


B E W A R E ------------ Skiing in Crested Butte, Colorado was dangerous for me It required repair of my A.C.L. and Meniscus surgery. Clouds of morphine, bed pans and wet sheets, Cuts and Bruises - Many needles stuck in Deep Unaware and unconscious and full of distress.. I wonder how in the hell I got into this mess. Tears and fears and inconsiderate people Treating me inhuman and much less than equal No shower for days - my head in a haze Now I must use my right leg for my left leg to raise. I received loads of attention Flowers - Candy - Fun Gifts and Such Relatives and Friends Visit and it means so very much. Unfortunately, my doctor deserted me immediately after surgery. I must be cursed - I had every mean nurse. They made me cry and I wanted to die. In my final hour, I did get a shower I am grateful to Mrs. Frost without that nurse I would have never been washed. She took good care of me - she was kind she was friendly Recuperation has begun - Not gonna be very much fun Exercise and Pills for Pain Is life now gonna be Mundane? My story has been told Now two Crutches I must hold My left leg in a Brace All This -- Because I entered the Ski for Liberty Celebrity Race ! kg '87

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Reviewed by Barbara Terry 12/17/2006
I'm sorry you had to go through this Karen, but at least God was there to keep you alive. I have never been skiing, but I did go tobogganing a lot when I was younger. Thank you for sharing.

Merry Christmas Karen, to you and your family and loved ones, and a very Happy New Year too.

May the Lord Jesus bless you, and those whom you love, and be with you always, and at your side constantly. With much love in my heart, joy to the world, peace on earth, & ((((((((((MANY WONDERFUL SISTERLY HUGGGGSSSS)))))))))), your little sister, Barbie

"If I have to be this girl in me, Then I have the right to be."
Reviewed by Sandi Schraut 12/28/2001
Great poem, and the pain of the experience came thru loud and clear, but, some of us nurses are never mean....
Reviewed by Lynn 12/14/2001
Your poetry is so realistic, I'm there with ya, brings back memories and knee pain (yours & mine)
Reviewed by Dexter 12/6/2001
Karen - You have a very "special" gift ! You are "The" Wordsmith !
Reviewed by Liz 12/6/2001
The speed at which one naturally reads your work suggests this could be the first 'rap' poem. However, unlike rap, one is able to understand and appreciate the message.
Reviewed by Margaret 12/6/2001
Skiing for Liberty and wound up flat ...
great descriptions and poetry. Definitely not boring words!
Reviewed by Razzle Dazzle 12/6/2001
Stop Sking
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