This makes me a real eventer now right?

Well, all those pros/cons of falling off missed a major con.

Um, like breaking your back.

Yeah, after walking around with an extremely sore back for 10 days, I finally figured I’d go to the doctor, who promptly ordered rads (and wondered why I didn’t do so a week ago…), only to discover I have compression fractures of L1 and T12.

I would show you my x-rays, but I honestly have no idea what I’m looking at. I made one of our vets look at them for me, because #mammals right? but really I’m just waiting to see ortho tomorrow AM.

Needless to say… I am not back on the horse. I can’t even tie my own shoes. Apparently these can take 3 months to heal 100% which would… exponentially suck. I’m basically hoping and praying this doesn’t screw with

The plus side is people think you’re really tough when they find out you’ve been walking around with a broken back for 10 days. (They also might think you’re a moron, but…)

And because when it rains, it pours, yesterday Fin the Dog woke up weirdly out of it and acting bizarre, so he came to work to be checked out (benefits of working for veterinarians) and ended up in our ICU on fluids all day. All blood work and rads came back totally fine and by 4pm he was back to normal, so all’s well that ends well, but really dude? You just had to be a drama queen about it.

You wouldn’t be so pathetic if you didn’t try to keep chewing out your IV…

Moral of the story: learn to find your distances.

Also, this totally makes me a real eventer now, right?

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  1. Oh no! That’s terrible news. I hope you heal extra fast. Also hope your pup is out of the cone of shame and feeling better asap too.

  2. Aw, man! Good thing you decided to go to the docs. A broken back isn’t anything to mess around with. Hope everything heals well and you recover quickly!

  3. Total eventer. I crushed my L4/L5 loooong ago and yikes, I can’t imagine walking around with a broken back! Hope you have a speedy recovery in time for event camp!

  4. I’m just a rando who found you via the $900 facebook pony blog BUT I wanted to let you know I suffered a compression fracture of my L1 after a fall in my early 20s and was back in the saddle at 3 months! Not at 100% fitness, but perfectly comfortable (and doctor approved). May your healing be as thorough! Good luck!!!!

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