Thursday, November 7, 2013

Healing

Everyone has been so nice to me since my accident.
I've received all kinds of real and virtual chicken soup,
plus hot cocoa and cookies. 
I can't thank everyone enough, and all your good thoughts have worked.  I feel a million times better.  In fact, I think I'm ready to ride again! 
Now if I just could just find someone to help enable me...  For some strange reason, everyone seems to think this is a bad idea.  Meanies!

15 comments:

  1. I remember when I was a kid and I broke my wrist (I did it tightening my girth. Talk about a pathetic story!) I begged the doctor to let me ride because I didn't even need that wrist. He said that riding would be fine... if I could guarantee 100% that I wouldn't fall off and risk damaging the wrist further. Of course I promised I wouldn't but my parents said No Riding. And it was the longest six weeks ever. But I got through it, and back on my pony :) Hang in there!

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    1. You are on the top of the list of the people I need to thank. The Netflix gift was SO incredibly thoughtful. I've had the attention span of a flea for the last couple weeks, and am just now starting to be able to watch scripted tv and read again. Next week, I think I'll be normal enough to watch actual movies and such and I am so looking forward to catching up on Breaking Bad and watching Orange is the New Black. Thank you! Thank you!

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    2. P.S. How on earth do you break a wrist tightening a girth? I've been a barn brat for more than 30 years and I've never heard of that before!

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  2. When I broke my wrist in riding class I had a cast to just below my elbow. My doctor said no riding for 6 weeks, but I was ready to ride in a parade two weeks later. I didn't, but I wanted to. The next horse I rode was actually a police horse. That was fun. Anyway, looks like for many of us a 'little' broken bone isn't enough to keep us horse people out of the saddle. Or at least wanting to ride.

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  3. One time my ankle was the size of a golf ball......P.S where did you get that Arabian halter in the last picture.?? your lucky that you got chicken soup..:-P Get well soon: D

    Rebekah

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    1. Anne Field "cooked" the chicken soup, baked the cookies, brewed the cocoa and made the sling. Rebecca Dunne of Griffyndoon Ropes Australia made the pink halter.

      :)

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  4. Whaaaat? Ride in a sling? Silly others, who WOULDN'T ride in a sling??

    Ah Jenn this will be interesting haha! Beautiful PS Arab by the way, I've always been fond of that mold :)

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    1. I'm not generally a fan of the Stone Arab, but I really like this one. He is a judges model that was payment for judging the performance division at Springamathing 2012.

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    2. Cool! My favorite Stone Arabs are those cranky-eared swishy-tailed ones. I love me a cranky plastic pony! :)

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  5. Once years ago when I was a trail guide I got kicked in the ankle (the other guide's horse didn't like mine, my ankle got in the way). I said if I could walk the next day I would be back. So I guess if you can get on without assistance that would be a good clue if you are ready to ride. Enjoy your soup!

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    1. You have identified the real problem. I can't pick up my saddle, let alone do up the girth. I probably couldn't mount by myself either, and for some reason no one wants to help me.

      Also, if there was photographic proof that I was riding in this stage of my recovery, my husband would probably kill me. Then, when he was done, my mother would kill me again!

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    2. Like I said, when you can get on by yourself you know you're ready. Work hard at healing and you'll be ready to ride in no time :)

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  6. Hurray for Seth, He would be saving me from having to murder my own child.

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  7. I will help you saddle, as would most of your barn friends, but until you can get on yourself you will need to wait, unless you can find one of these
    http://www.hooph.org/ourmission.html

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  8. That would be extremely helpful!

    ;)

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