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post #1 of 19 Old 03-25-2012, 05:13 PM Thread Starter
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Very sick, lesson tomorrow [Opinions Needed]

So I've started spring break off by being really sick. On friday I had a cough but still went to ride Selena and gave her a hot bath. I didn't feel too bad. I woke up the next morning and was coughing really bad with a sinus headache. This morning, I woke up with another sinus headache and now I'm sneezing instead of coughing and I'm dizzy when I stand up.

I have a lesson tomorrow and I really want to go and at least ride around, I don't necessarily have to participate....Do you guys think I should? The lesson is at 4:30 so I woul have time to take something to subside the symptoms and I will probably feel a little better tomorrow. Probably not all the way cold-free but better.

I should also add the past couple lessons have been kinda hellish...My trainer went to a clinic and has a huge new "lesson plan" to teach us EVERYTHING, and there's a couple stuff that's good for some horses but not for my horse.

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #2 of 19 Old 03-25-2012, 05:16 PM
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Would you go to school and/or work the way you're feeling?
The answer to that would be my answer.
And the chance of passing it on to someone else.

Feel better!!

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Personally, no, I don't think you should go. Your body needs to rest and over-come whatever it is that your trying to fight off. Ontop of that, you don't want to get everyone else at the barn sick. I can't imagine that you'll have much fun while trying to keep your equilibrium.

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Sounds like how I was feeling last week. Turns out it was just allergies, though. Claritin D + letting it kick in = barn time. =) If it's not allergies messing with your sinuses, I'd agree with the person above me.
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I agree^^ Id hate to go and pass it on to someone else. You could maybe go just to watch if you sit on the sidelines (and wear a face mask lol!) So then you will still be learning and not missing out. Im sure though if this is not possible, that there will be more opportunities to have other lessons....whats one lesson you cant attend?

Get well soon!

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If you're dizzy, you shouldn't ride....
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post #7 of 19 Old 03-25-2012, 06:33 PM
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You will get much more out of your lessons when you are back to feeling 100% because you will be able to give 100%. If your body can only give 50%, you can only expect to get that much at most out of your lesson. Stay home, take whatever remedies make you comfortable and get well. Lessons will still be there when you are better.

I am in the same situation here. Been sick since last Sunday. Missed half a day of work Monday, cancelled lesson on Monday, worked Tuesday and Wednesday, sick again Thursday, cancelled Zumba class Thursday and still haven't lost my cough or headache from last week. Lesson is scheduled for tomorrow evening, but I think I will have to cancel AGAIN... Feeding my horses in my own yard is about as much as I can do right now and even that leaves me breathless. I cannot imagine trying to ride in a lesson. Colds and flu suck!!
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post #8 of 19 Old 03-25-2012, 06:38 PM
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Originally Posted by CLaPorte432 View Post
Personally, no, I don't think you should go. Your body needs to rest and over-come whatever it is that your trying to fight off. Ontop of that, you don't want to get everyone else at the barn sick. I can't imagine that you'll have much fun while trying to keep your equilibrium.
Thats very true!

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post #9 of 19 Old 03-25-2012, 06:41 PM
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Agree with the above and especially no riding if you are feeling lightheaded. Falling to the ground while you are standing on it is one thing...falling from a horse is another.

Bow out and give yourself a chance to rest and recover.

Warm liquids (I am a tea-a-holic when sick), homemade chicken soup, warm fuzzy PJs and a really good book is the prescription. :)

Feel all who are sniffling and sneezing about. I admit I have been luicky this year...even my seasonal allergies are behaving. I figure since I went through pneumonia and strep (at the same time) back in November, I was owed a "healthy" spring.
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post #10 of 19 Old 03-25-2012, 06:48 PM
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Stay home & get some rest, you are prolonging this sickness. I know, you want to ride, etc, etc, but you gotta take care of you first.
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