Cabin fever

Hello friends.

I’m alive over here. Still broken. Slightly less depressed over it.

Mostly bored out of my freaking mind.

Me talking to my ortho surgeon

Still on the human version of stall rest, although I’ve upgraded to light tack walks. (Aka I’m allowed to walk the dog and lift things less than 5lbs) My pain is 90% gone, although if I do too much during the day, I pay for it later.

I officially withdrew from Event Camp today, which sucks. In all though – the absolute earliest I could be cleared to evenĀ sitĀ on a horse is the end of June. Now go jump around and ride competently two weeks later? It just didn’t seem to be the wisest choice. In true equestrian fashion, I thought about just ignoring medical advice and riding anyways… but came to my senses relatively quickly. I have one spine and I’m gonna need it to last like, another 70 years here. Permanent damage at 25 because I wanted to ride my horse a month early? Not really worth it.

So, that’s where we’re at. Hanging out in Indiana, waiting for spring to appear (…Bueller?) and trying not to die from boredom.

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  1. Ugh. I feel for you. Hopefully they have event camp annually so you can go next year? You’re being very smart about waiting. I think it’s one thing to mess with an arm or a hand or something, but the back is a whole different thing. Hope you’re healed up soon!

  2. Uggg, hang in there. I think you are doing the right thing to not push yourself too quickly though. Can you do some volunteering or auditing clinics, at least something to still be involved in horsey things while you wait?

  3. UGH. Why does being responsible always mean having less fun?! Hopefully the weather will warm up and some sun will help your mood <3

  4. So glad you are feeling better, if only marginally. Good call on not ignoring your Dr’s orders, you are so right to NOT damage your spine any more then necessary! It will suck waiting, but so would being in pain the rest of your life. Obvi I am preaching to the choir though- you know all this! Sending good vibes and hoping for a speedy recovery!

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