Goodness gracious how far my post has gone off it's original meaning LOL
All I said is that I don't believe her balance issues came from figure skating. It certainly did not affect Kristi's performances as she won her season. I have ice skated since I was 6 years old (not professionally but still), and it doesn't mess with my balance either. That is ALL I commented on hehe. Does she have balance issues? Maybe, but from a cyst on her spine, not due to figure skating. I don't know how fear even came in to play, not from me lol. I've been injured plenty in the past, including a car accident (I was hit by a drunk driver) that totally screwed up both my legs, but I still run competitively (half marathons), weight lift, hike mountains (twice a week in fact), dance, etc, and I am turning 50 in a month.
If we really do know our bodies better as we age, then Dorothy should have known from the get go that this was not going to be a good competition for her to participate in. She crumbled before she even began really.
That being cleared up (I hope lol), I've always been a big fan of Dorothy's. I am sorry to see her go so early due to an injury. I love Tristan and I hope next season they finally give him someone younger or at least in better shape, so he can be on our screens dancing for more of the season.