I hate getting hurt...vent
Ok so I had a freak accident Sunday evening. I was finally adding some good speed to my barrel runs and getting excited to compete in my first rodeo on Saturday. My last run we got to the 3rd barrel and after making our turn he side swiped the barrel and I basically ended up punting it with my left leg. It had sand in it, because the barn owner did that to keep them from blowing around in the field. I knew it hurt real bad so I thought I was probably bruised. I looked down to find my jeans soaked in blood. So horrified, drove myself to the hospital and am now layed up with stitches. Its a 5inch laceration so deep it got to my artery but didn't hit it. Shew! It didn't cut my jeans though. Weird. So I am elevating it because it throbs badly. So called my husband to come home because I can't get up. By the time the weekend comes I should be able to walk around so we are going to be spectators at the rodeo :( I'm so bored just lying here and if I look at any riding videos all I want to do is ride!! I totally hate this. I think I'm def going to buy my own barrels to practice with. Thanks for listening.
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