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        09-08-2013, 09:41 PM
    Awwww KC sorry to hear it's getting rough. I think my parents kept Wrigley's Gum in business when they went through their thing. LOL And my dad owns his own business as a TV/electroics/appliance tech and salesman and spent so much time on the phone and used to puff away without even knowing it. When he quit, he literally chewed through packs of pens while on the phone. It was crazy.

    Womack, sounds like we had similar experiences. I was on my "project" boy a couple of years ago, actually had just mounted, and leaned over to put my right foot in the stirrup and unbeknownst to me, there was a giant cockle burr in his arm pit area right under the cinch. It was caught in his winter fuzz. When I leaned over, it stretched that cinched over and put pressure on that sticker. He was still very sensitive to unknown things and spooookyyyyy and just popped. Went straight up, back rounded, and I went flying. I never hit anything except the ground. It was just such a sudden buck, it whipped my head way back and I was coocoo before I hit the ground. I had enough whits to know I never let the horse get in the last move and got right back on but I don't remember it. The kids got my husband when they noticed I was just sitting on the horse, asking what time is it over and over. I had somewhere to be that day and went into that ride knowing I had to watch my time. Apparently that stuck. LOL! Concussions are so weird. They had to tell me to get off the horse and took me to the ER. I had a CAT scan done (so they say). Don't remember ANYTHING. I was conscious and talked the whole afternoon, but I literally don't remember any of it and it's been 2 1/2 years. They asked me questions like who my kids are and what my horses' names were. Apparently I got mad at them for asking the same questions over and over because I never quite got all the names. I got them right, I would just forget one here and there. Course.....I have 6 kids. I forget names without concussions. ;) And apparently I was very proud of myself for getting back on because that was the other thing I remembered. "At least I got back on....at least I got back on....over and over" LOL! Anywaaaaay, long story short, I wear a helmet now. I was sooooo anti helmet, even after the accident, and I don't know if a helmet would have even helped with this whiplash case, but my then 7 year old daughter wanted a helmet after this happened and what kind of mama would I be to say no, mama doesn't wear helmets. We always wear them together now. Still not my favorite attire, but I've gotten used to it, and now I actually feel naked without it. Even in 105 degree weather!!!!! Bla. Oh, and I always check for stickers in the cinch area now too!
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        09-08-2013, 10:07 PM
    Yes I rode for yrs and thought helmets were not necessary. My husband pointed out that I wore one when I rode my motorcycle shouldn't I with my horse. I still wonder how I got back on, where I was that day and how the heck sugar got me back home. I am a RN for 19 yrs now and trust me I was not a good pt. Lost my sense of taste and smell ans it was 1 yr before that came back. In the area I live in I am of a few that wears a helmet.
        09-09-2013, 10:38 AM
    Good Monday morning y'all. My kids made my day last night! Got a call from the one in CO, took one back to college and just got to spend more time with my son:)

    Looking forward to getting to ride tonight and tomorrow. I so need the practice and my ponies need to be rode!
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        09-09-2013, 12:55 PM
    You know what happens when your mowing down the weeds in the pasture, driving a little too fast, cause you can. And, you come a cross a deep depression you forgot about? Yep, sudden stop when the bucket hit the other side! I don't like to drive with the bucket up high, makes it top heavy, but to see you, the bucket is about 3' off the ground, the dip was just enough for the bucket to dig in. Hit the dash with my knee, steering wheel with belly and arm. Glasses went flying. Had a red mark up arm yesterday, upper arm is bruised today. Surprised no bruising on belly. I knew better, but did it anyway. Haven't done anything stupid for awhile, so... SMH!

    Luckily found my glasses, untouched by the tractor or brush hog, got back on my pony and finished my job! Had a little whiplash last night. I don't know why I do things like that. Get impatient I guess, wanted to get finished so I could do something else, drove in 3rd gear instead of 2nd... too fast!
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        09-09-2013, 01:11 PM
    Kctop quitting dipping cold turkey is difficult for anyone. He is detoxing .
    Tell him to keep busy when the urge to rage arrives. It will redirect his energy into something positive. Meanwhile you can escape if you want Magic is growing like a weed and seems to prefer human company. Visit any time.
    Kiara I am fine and will be discussing treatments with my medical team tomorrow. I am hesitant to undergo radiation again. Shalom
        09-09-2013, 01:12 PM
    Mammakatja, you and I can look silly together. :). I am the only adult at our barn who always wears a helmet. Even at the parades, Kitten and I are the only riders with helmets. I did sew Santa hat covers for the Christmas parade. :)
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        09-09-2013, 01:36 PM
    I actually tried keeping him busy at the barn yesterday but only got worse so I decided it was best just to let him be so I had my daughter come get me once the work was done and he went to roping practice at the church by himself. I am going to come see you and magic one day very soon!
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        09-09-2013, 02:46 PM
    Glad to see you checking in, DB!
    Glad you're okay, Nu!
    Cash is sound after his most recent farrier visit, yay! Now I'm on to worrying about his swollen eye. We flushed it and have him in a blacked-out-on-that-eye fly mask (which he loathes.) Didn't see any cuts to the eye itself, but he's got two small cuts on the eyelid and essentially looks like the equivalent of a human black eye - like some sort of bump or kick to the entire surrounding area. The swelling lessened considerably in the 8 hours between originally flushing it & administering a dose of bute, and going back to check on him. No cloudiness, same response to light/movement as on the unaffected side, so we are just monitoring it at the moment.
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        09-09-2013, 02:59 PM
    Barn Owner just texted that Cash's eye looks nearly normal at her most recent check. Good news :)
        09-09-2013, 03:03 PM
    He probablly hit his head on something, glad he's better!

    Good to see you too DBA! Hope your feeling well.

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