Extending my vocabulary

Today I extended my French vocabulary. I learnt a new word. Trochin

Not the most obvious, or possibly most useful for everyday chat.

A week after my snowfall saw me visiting the centre medical and 4 x-rays later we learn our new word.

A fracture – lesser tuberosity of the humerus, to give it it’s full title

So no more 1 armed skiing for me. For little while anyway. I need to think of a plan B.

One of these sitting in the sun with Mt Blanc in the foreground will do just nicely thank you.

Cheers! My glass is half full !


  • Oh dear, I’m sorry to hear that you have fractured yourself, Claire. If you have any trouble, see if you can get a hold of a bone stimulator: I found using one helpful when I had Jones’ fractures (a fracture of the fifth metatarsal, named for one Dr. Jones who fractured his foot dancing barefoot around a May pole).

    • Hi there, it will eventually mend so I just need to be a good girl and rest for a weeks.
      I have previously fractured a metatarsal, nasty! I’ve never heard of a bone stimulator, I’ll have to go and have a look. Thank you 🙂

  • I knew you were being cavalier! Did I not say Be Careful! The glass half full sounds like the perfect answer. Then a book and some light cooking! Poor you how boring to be stuck with a fracture out there in snow paradise! ah well.. c

  • Oh dear, or tant pis, as they say! So sorry to hear abou this, but take it easy and you´ll soon be back out there slaloming and doing whatever it is skiers do! Keep that glass topped up 🙂

  • So sorry to hear that things are a bit worse off than we all had hoped, Lefty. I hope it is a relatively minor fracture, allowing you to quickly return, pain-free, to the slopes. In the meantime, why not switch to a beverage that’s a bit more spirited? You certainly deserve it!

    • thank you John. Lefty, that’s me! Trying to type one handed is another learning curve!! Maybe a glass of dry white will lubricate the joints and fingers 🙂

  • Sorry to hear about your injury though I’m glad it was a minor one. I’ve always believed that snow is something best experienced through a window with a cup or mug of something hot in your hand. 🙂

  • Bad luck!!! Hope it won’t take too long before you can hit the slopes again. Still, sitting with a bear in the winter snow where you are can’t be all bad 😉

  • Claire…so, so sorry to hear that your accident was more serious than previously thought. Please rest and let your mountain man take care of you. Wishes for a speedy recovering.

    • Thank you Karen, I’m pretty useless in the kichen at the moment, I need to work out what I can and can’t do. Patience and help will be the order of the day 🙂

  • Gracious! Such violence on the slope. Here’s to swift healing and no repeats. So make sure you stay safely *off* of the slippery, icy stuff whilst quaffing the above-pictured medicine, and see that you work on gradually making each golden beaker less and less than half full over the recuperative period . . . 🙂

    • I know! I was feeling pretty grumpy when I wrote this post, its such a disappointment. But luckily it’s not too serious and I’ll get back on my ski’s in March, and in the meantime will sit back and enjoy the view 🙂

    • No it wasn’t! But it’s not a serious fracture and will mend, so I just have to be PATIENT! Not easy 🙂 But yes, maybe a vin chaud would help…..

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