Join Date: May 2011
Location: Chino Valley, AZ
Forgot to mention that the injuries that led up to the necessity of this surgery are horse-related. lol I overworked my AC joint moving 12-foot welded-steel stall panels a couple of years ago with a friend of mine. I was doing all the heavy lifting (we'd both pick up the panels, then I'd hoist them onto my shoulders and walk them over the outside fence, then drop them...we did that about a dozen times or so) and my shoulder was really sore the next day. However, as we all know in the horse world, the daily work of having horses goes on, whether we're feeling 100% or not, so the next day I was back out at the stable to work my horse (this was when I had my 14.2hh arab/NSH gelding). I went to toss my friend's 45lbs western show saddle on him (only saddle I had access to at the time) and as I got the saddle to shoulder height, there was a loud pop in my shoulder and it hurt like none other. Finished tacking Dakota up and lunged him, then cooled him down and put him away. My shoulder has gotten progressively worse since that incident.
Several months after I injured it, I went to the doctor and they sent me to an ortho. The ortho ordered an MRI, but my then-insurance (state-run health care because I wasn't working, but was going to school) denied the MRI and I really didn't feel like fighting with them (one of my good friends had just finished fighting THREE MONTHS with AHCCCS to get the treatment for her husband with stage 4 lung cancer approved!). Anyway, after starting at Goodwill, the limited mobility in my shoulder started making it difficult for me to even do my job efficiently.
Thanks for the well-wishes, ladies! I will definitely be on here A LOT! Two weeks off and I can't really even play with my horse during that time...yeah, Imma be bored out of my mind. lol
Do not tell me I can't...because I will show
you that I can.