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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Back to the Doctor

Two weeks ago today I got bucked off Paj in our brand new dressage arena.  Today we went back to the doctor for a checkup on my broken clavicle.  It's not the best news.  The break is nasty, and it's in a bad location.  Bummer.  The good news is that the orthopedic surgeon wants to give me a chance to "prove that it won't heal" before we do surgery.  That's good with me, because I really don't want to have surgery.  But the next checkup is in a month, and a month is a long time to be in limbo.

Meanwhile, poor David is stuck doing chores solo.  I am so grateful to him, and to our friends and neighbors.  John (Jan's husband) covered the barn today, and neighbor Chuck covered Tuesday when David was scheduled to go to The Big City for a meeting.  I'm very touched by Elisa's kindness too.  Elisa is Chuck's wife, and she's not horsey (gasp!).  She's also a very pretty girly-girl.  So to have her offer to feed and clean just made me feel warm and fuzzy.  Aren't we lucky to have such wonderful friends and neighbors?

9 comments:

Java's Mom said...

Aw Terry! That is so nice that your friends and neighbors are filling in when your you and your husband can't do it all (meaning I understand he's taking up the 100% of the chores, but read that he can't all the time). That is so sad about your fracture. I simply cannot imagine, and hope to never imagine or experience being laid up. I hope your stall rest goes well. Paj must be wondering why you not taking him back to that fun new ring anytime soon!

IsobelleGoLightly said...

Ouch! Hope you heal quickly and I'm glad you have friends who help. Goat kisses from Isobelle!

Louise said...

I'm sorry that the bone isn't healing as well as it should and sure hope that it turns around quickly and shows significant progress in the next month.

Friends and neighbors are the most important things we have, next to our own family. I'm glad that you have good ones that can help out.

in2paints said...

I sure hope you're able to heal before having to have surgery! I'm sure it is a relief to know you have such wonderful friends and neighbors.

Feel better soon!

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Hope you heal....without the need for surgery !!...you just have to rest up....for that month...extra careful, fingers crossed for you.....Jayne

Flartus said...

Oh man, ouch! What a bummer of a summer, huh? You and your horses really are lucky. And who knows, maybe Elisa will fall in love with horses by the time all is said and done. Maybe there's a greater meaning to your injury! :-)

Terry said...

Thanks, everybody! Isobelle, I think goat kisses would make me all better!

allhorsestuff said...

OHHWA! OUCHY..Crap...missed this event all together.
So Sorry...it WAS new..and now it is too well used by your body...hay wait..aren't the horse supposed to touch it and you only walk up and get on and off them?
Terry, gosh...I will go and read in a minute so excuse the uninformed comment here. I Pray you can heal amazingly well..God can do anything, ya know...hope the Dr is surprised too!
KK

Sandy said...

A broken clavicle...ohhh painful. Glad you are healing up.