So great to keep up with other horse lovers here. My life has had me actually thinking about leasing or selling my dear Journey here lately. The issues with the bone spurs and stenosis in my neck had me scared to death to ride. I've been finding myself getting more and more anxiety about riding, even though Journey is so sweet! Argh! This mind!
First neurosurgeon said I needed surgery, no other options offered. But in June I had a second opinion, and this surgeon gave me much hope that I can function fine (even ride!!!) with physical therapy! Yes!
Then at the end of June my area was hit hard by that really bad wind storm where so many lost power. West Virginia was especially hard hit. Anyhow, I was out back helping clear out limbs that were downed in my yard from the neighbor's trees as he sawed them up. I got really, really overheated, and a totally benign, small sebacious cyst on my back flared up horribly and became infected, and SEPTIC within a week! Fast forward to end of July! It's healed after incising, draining, packing, home health!
This past weekend I finally rode Journey two times in the arena. Seems like forever! Short sessions, but so, so good for me!!! Please pray for me that I get the gumption to get back out on the trails again, or at least know if it's time to let her go. I'm hoping that physical therapy will keep building my confidence. Seems like so many things have happened to get in the way of my spending time with my horse. I love horses so much, and really value my time out at the barn!!!
I guess I hated to share because I wanted to talk about RIDING, not NOT RIDING!! I hope the rest of August consists of lots mor RIDING for me!
And CW, you go, girl~~~~~!!!