Forums Trip Reports Back in the CP Snow Park (Carson Pass, CA 4/3/2011)
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    SchralphMacchio
    474 Posts

    Date: April 3, 2011

    Location: CP (Carson Pass) Snow Park, CA

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    Conditions:

    Tourists and Photographers: Schralph, Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer (TGR), and MapleLeaf Gillies (neither sb or TGR)

    Prologue

    June 30, 2010 – Three days after my ~30th day snowboarding in the backcountry last season, my left lung spontaneously springs a leak and collapses by over 30%. I go to the ER and get a valve installed in my chest so that my lung can heal on its own.

    July 6, 2010 – Less than a week later, my lung springs another leak and collapses big again. I go into emergency surgery within 30 minutes. Two small pieces of my lung are cut out and I get stainless steel staples permanently put in to patch up the surgical resections. The surgeon says I am at risk for future spontaneous collapses, but no one knows what the odds really are.

    March 24, 2011 – My new pulmonologist is concerned about my lung popping while I am in the backcountry and developing into tension pneumothorax – or put another way, my death because I can’t get an ambulance. I get a high resolution CT scan to determine if there is real risk for future collapses. The radiologist report is awesome – no sign of pulmonic blebs that can pop and spring more leaks, and there is laso evidence of post-surgical scarring that would keep my lung sticking to my chest cavity instead of peeling away and collapsing big time again. My pulmonologist gives me medical clearance …

    Time to get back to the backcountry!

    … back to the CP Snow Park!

    v PRESS PLAY and follow along!
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    Back in the CP Snow Park – 4/3/2011

    Flew in from Miami Beach then SLT

    Didn’t get to bed last night

    On the way the snow sample was on my knee

    Man I had a dreadful flight

    I’m back in the CP Snow Park

    You don’t know how lucky you are boy

    Back in the CP Snow Park

    Been away so long I hardly knew the place

    Gee it’s good to be back home

    Leave it till tomorrow to unpack my case

    Honey disconnect the phone

    I’m back in the CP Snow Park

    You don’t know how lucky you are boy

    Back in the CP

    Back in the CP

    Back in the CP Snow Park

    Well the huge corn turns really knock me out

    They leave the West behind

    And my corn turns make me sing and shout

    That slush is always on my my my my my my my mind

    ~~~

    ~~~

    I’m back in the CP Snow Park

    You don’t know how lucky you are boy

    Back in the CP Snow Park

    Well the huge corn turns really knock me out

    They leave the West behind

    And my corn turns make me sing and shout

    That slush is always on my my my my my my my mind

    Show me round your snow peaked mountains way down south

    Take me to your daddy’s farm

    Let me hear your balalaika’s ringing out

    Come and keep your comrade warm

    I’m back in the CP Snow Park

    You don’t know how lucky you are boy

    Back in the CP Snow Park

    FIN!

    #639126
    aksltxlt
    621 Posts

    YEa boy! :bananas: Schralp is back!

    #639127
    BGnight
    1382 Posts

    Welcome back Schralp!!! :thumpsup:

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