Saturday, November 19, 2016

poor, poor, pitiful me



A nod to Terri Clark, who wrote the lyrics for the song-thanks Terri, this is how I feel at times.

Early in November my horse and I parted ways in a quiet manner but my landing was absolutely deadly.

The femur is the strongest bone in the body, and I managed to break mine in 3 places.

I share this educational graphic with you in the hopes that you might forgive my absence...the break was bad enough and the cure?  Oh god.

I got my staples out yesterday and I will be starting PT in a week.  In the meantime, I am enjoying floating through my days in a fog of pain pills, chocolate and ice packs.

Nick and I will be able to ride out together in early March, and maybe even before that.  In the meantime, my trainer has ridden him once and will put a few more rides on him.  The fall was not at all his fault as I was way out of balance due to my own yee-hawing down the long side of the arena.  We were such rockstars until he stumbled and I fell onto his neck and then he bucked.  Oh well.

Art is out for the time being as I cannot concentrate, sewing is too detailed right now to manage.  I am reading and sleeping and doing chair exercises.  

So, please don't delete me off your blog reader as I will be back.  We all have lots to discuss concerning the future of our country and the state of fashion :-)

46 comments:

  1. Great song. March is pretty quick considering the injury. It won't make you feel better but the last time I got too far forward on a horse and he stumbled, I too became airborne. Hit my head, knocked the wind out of me and cracked a rib.Nothing compared to your injury. OUCH. it was probably the last time I got too far forward on a horse. My bet is you'll remember this too going forward. No pun intended. My best advice doing off this injury and needing to build up confidence is throw that western saddle on and start out with your trainer on a lunge line, just like the kiddies do. My trainer put me on Cooper in an arena with no bridle, just a neck rope and the Tucker saddle and made him canter no lunge line needed, but Cooper is a MUCH different horse than Nick. It built up my confidence again and his. We've cantering ( and galloping) with confidence ever since and that was a lot of years ago. You'll get it all back! :-) Oh and Mary, if you need to move on from him, go for it.

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    1. Thank you T. I am making no plans to find a new home for him as he is a PERFECT trail horse. I love the story you shared-you understood immediately what we had done. Cooper is a star.

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  2. Oh, Mary, how awful! I do hope you heal quickly and without complications. In the meanwhile Nick will surely miss you riding him. Take all the time you need until you can blog again. Thinking good thoughts for you! Hugs!

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  3. I hope your recovery is quick and that you will be able to ride again soon!

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  4. Praying for a quick recovery. So sorry for your accident.

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  5. I made the mistake of expanding the educational graphic and looking closely - looks frightful! Thank goodness for pain pills and chocolate and (in the long run) PT and staples. March is only 4 months away - good luck with a speedy recovery.

    ceci

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  6. Mary, I am so very sorry to hear about your horrible accident.. Sending prayers that you will be healed and ready to ride your horse real soon. [Praying for the hard work of PT , too!]
    Look forward to your being able to post again..but take care of yourself, and I will be waiting for your return, and continue to pray for you.

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  7. I'd love to send you a card - can you type your address to me via email?
    Kathy

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  8. Hi Mary, I've been checking your blog to look for some post-election thoughts, and sorry to hear about your accident. Hope you mend quickly!!!

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    1. Hey Kyle, post election thoughts? I am grateful for legal opioids at this time, but am weaning off them and being very selective in how much I read on the web.

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  9. Oh no. What awful news! Get better asap. Miss your posts. ♥

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    1. I'll be back with posts and pictures....soon.

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  10. Don't you just hate it when one of your favorite activities results in serious injury? And it certainly makes you more conscious – and cautious – of what CAN happen. I hope the pain abates soon and you can do some art and sewing and then, of course, riding!

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    1. This 62 yo is going to slow down on the training and enjoy leisurely trail rides from now on.

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    2. Good luck on that. ;-) I find the training, the striving for that perfect unity, too compelling to leave alone. Of course, I do it on the trail, too. (And I'm not THAT much younger than you!)

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  11. Oh dear... Poor you. Heal well and quickly. I will look forward to hearing about you getting back in the saddle. In the meantime... Take good care of yourself and I will keep good thoughts for you and Nick!

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  12. So sorry, Mary...I'm thinking of you. I hope the PT goes well and you can begin to reclaim your life!

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    1. Your Paris photos were a fine distraction.♡

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  13. So sorry to hear of your injury. Will miss your sewing and discussion.

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  14. Oh, Mary, I had no idea of the extent of your break(s). I had seen a post on FB from your husband (bless him!) but still did not know it was this bad. Keep up those pain meds and sleep. It goes without saying to stay with the chocolate. Sending you hugs. I will be here on the look out until you're able to post again.

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    1. Dear Martha, he was good to put that on FB, wasn't he? I knew it was bad the moment I hit, and I thought it was my pelvis or hip. But no and this break will heal. I miss sewing!

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  15. Oh Mary get well soon. I have been thinking of you and looking forward to your commentary on the election. Virtual flowers and chocolates to you.

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    1. Thanks so much! I have some thing that to say about the election but will wait until I am more myself. Hope all is well with you.

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  16. A virtual hug and card to you - get well soon. I'm sorry to hear of your accident but I'm glad it's not putting you off riding when you're better.

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    1. It's in my blood Anne. I am going to get back on...as for sewing, I miss it very much.

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  17. My goodness, so sorry to hear this. Rest and get better.

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  18. Oh dear! Hope you mend quickly, that reads like a major setback. Huzzah for modern medicine and good medication! Sending you healing thoughts and wishes

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    1. Alison, mending every moment and feeling quite positive.

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  19. Oh Mary, so sorry to hear this. Hope you get better fast. Sending you hug from here <3

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  21. I'm so sorry to hear of your injury!! Heal quickly & get back to doing what you love !

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  22. Sending you my sincerest get-better wishes! I suppose this is what's called "enforced down time"? Do take care, and all the time you need to really mend well.

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  23. Oh my goodness. What a fracture. This will take some time to feel better, and then you will have the process of getting everything working again. Sending my best well wishes that you recover well.

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  24. Oh my gosh, Mary, pain in so many ways. Sending you good wishes for healing and comfort. Our animals are so wonderful but yes, they mean more opportunities for accidents. Our first dog pulled me forward after a squirrel but my reflexes were slow that morning (after Ravens Super Bowl party at our house;-) then I tripped and broke my right wrist and thumb. It's hard not to be sewing but I am happy you can still read blogs and write when you feel like it.

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  25. Oh, Mary, what a horrible accident. I know it's been a slow and painful recovery, but I know that you are one tough woman and will prevail. I am so sorry that you are suffering, though. Please take care!!!

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