So about two weeks ago I was riding Rusty bareback on the brand new pavement that they just had layed to go to a neighbors house. I had to ride on the pavement for just a short bit to get over to a patch of grass where I could ride the rest of the way, and in that short time I believe Rusty spooked (I honestly don't remember) and he got his legs all tangled up underneath him and he slipped. We slipped pretty much together, and we hit the pavement together (I love my helmet <3) His 900 pounds on my leg. Ahha, cars were coming so I dragged myself to the ditch and the cars stop and called the ambulance. I unzipped my tall boots, so they didnt have to cut them off, but unfortunately they had to cut off my breeches
I ended up breaking both bones in my leg, the tibia and fibula, and a piece of the fibula was popping out.
I got surgery and got a rod and 4 screws in my leg. I had a doctors appointment Monday and they said I wasnt allowed to bend my knee or weight bear for another 4 weeks. They also said I most likely wont be able to ride for 6 months.. Whut? I thought 3 months was about normal? So, to the point - Has anyone had any similar experience with breaking these bones? How long did it take to heal until you can ride again? I want it to heal thoroughly before I start normal activities, so I don't have problems later down life but 6 months seems rather long, or no? If it takes 6 months then alright, Itll take 6 months, but I would like to hear if any of you have any experience with this