Hi everyone, from my recliner at home. All I can do is sit and now that I’ve weaned myself off of most of the pain medication, my brain is a lot clearer.
First, let me say thank you to Mark for filling in and doing a great job writing the weekly blogs while I was down. He always has something interesting to talk about and is very helpful.
And if you haven’t checked out his new HorseConscious.com, don’t miss out. It is a passion that will grow and blossom in the next few months.
Now, after two long surgeries, 16 days laid up in the hospital, and two weeks at home – I am doing ok. I still can’t put any weight on my leg so I’m stuck to a chair. When I do try to use a walker to get around a little, I have to hop on one leg.
Let me tell you, my good leg is really not liking doing it all. Nor do my arms like the continual push-ups on the walker to move. But the rest of my body has to adjust as my leg heals.
But I’ve learned a lot about some great natural supplements for bone, cartilage, and collagen. Plus a friend and neurologist told me about this amazing device for light, color, and sound therapy.
When you have a severe injury like this, your mind and body get disconnected. And that is just what happened. As of 4 days ago when my brain told my thigh to lift my leg, nothing happened. I could not lift my leg or make it move at all.
It felt like a fake thing attached to my body. So strange!
But after using the neurological device and the light therapy for entrainment, pain reduction, and reconnecting my brain to my body…I can now lift my leg and it moves how my brain asks it to. I am very grateful for this.
If you want to know further details on the natural supplements I’m using or the amazing light, color, and sound therapy device, just message or email me.
It’s going to be a long haul to recovery, 4-6 more weeks until I can put weight on it, and then 3-4 months of learning to walk again. But I have no other choice and I’m willing to put in the time and effort to make it work.
Now on to how it happened…
Short story, a freak accident. I was playing with Merlin and just walking around the arena watching him have fun. I stepped up and then off a few steps and must have landed firmly in a low spot in the arena.
My leg stayed in one place as my body turned to go in another and there was a “snap, crackle, and pop”. Oops! Nothing I or my horse did wrong. It was just one of those unlucky moments.
Luckily my husband was there and was able to call an ambulance and help me.
What was amazing was that Merlin knew I was hurt and exactly where I was hurt. He came right over to me and started licking my leg. He was so thoughtful and looked worried.
Since I was worried he might start to paw at my leg, I asked my husband to take Merlin out of the arena and back to his pasture.
He said Merlin really fought him on leaving and didn’t want to leave my side, much less the arena. He said Merlin looked worried the whole time and kept looking back at where I was.
Then when I was able to visit him after 28 days away, he ran over to me at the gate, softly nuzzled into me, and whinnied. He blew and nestled into me. It was so sweet. You could tell he really missed me as much as I missed him.
Then when I sat down, he sniffed at my leg in the brace and my foot. The only thing I could move at that time was my toes. And he seemed happy to see me move them.
It was so healing just to be close to him, even though I was holding myself up on one leg and hanging on the gate.
It didn’t last long, but it was wonderful while it lasted.
I am still amazed how horses know exactly when we are hurt and also where we are hurt. I’m not sure if they can see it, hear it, smell it, or feel it. But I am sure they know.
Horses are truly sentient beings that we are blessed to be around. It is always a pleasure to be around a horse. I am grateful each and every time.
Thank you all for your well wishes and emails. Give your horse a hug from me.
Until next week, have a great weekend, and Happy Horses!