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post #1 of 1 Old 02-13-2013, 01:36 PM Thread Starter
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Location: central Illinois
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Smile Hello eveyone!

Hi. I am a 57 year old lady.

I have loved horses all my life and am blessed to have two of my own horses.

I am an animal lover with a few pets; in addition to my two horses I have: four dogs who are house dogs - a toy poodle, standard dachshund, min poodle/bichon mix, and long hair chihuahua. I also have a great pyrenees who lives outside and is in the pasture for livestock guardian, but also is a big pet. I have three cats who are house cats and one cat who lives out in the barn. I have two goats. About 25-30 chickens, at this time. Two ducks and two geese. I also have a cockatiel, parakeet and a canary.

I am married and my husband and I have been married for 40 years. He retired within the past year and it is something we are both getting used to.

I am currently staying in Missouri but have my home and land in central Illinois. Explanation of why I am here and not up home in Illinois is below.

The only reason I am not up there, is because on Oct. 23 (while down here) I slipped on some wet leaves in a driveway, falling and shattering my femur (the bone from knee to thigh). A surgeon did surgery Oct. 24 to try to rebuild the bone. I had a total knee replacement in Nov. 2011 and the surgeon that did that is in Missouri and he is who did the surgery on the shattered femur. I was transferred to a rehab nursing home for therapy. I was there until first part of January and am now staying at a privet person's home here in Missouri until the leg can heal.

Even though I broke it back in October, it had done no healing at all the first few months. It was not until my monthly visit with the surgeon on Jan. 24 that x-rays showed healing had just started. It could very well be that it will take another two - three months before the leg is healed enough for me to be able to walk.

I do not have a cast on it. But I can not put any weight on the leg at all. Not even let my toes touch the ground when I use a walker. I am very limited of how much I can move around. I use a walker for transfer purposes only - to get into a wheelchair to get therapy twice a day and the monthly visit to the surgeon. I am very limited doing any movement because the leg is so fragile, it could still fall apart. (the bones the surgeon put back together with plates and screws could fall back into all the pieces and never heal) I am having to use a bone growth stimulator twice a day to get it to heal at all.

I do have to say that I did ask the surgeon the 'important' question of "how soon can I ride?". He said maybe later this year, possibly late September or October. He did put a lot of emphasis on the word 'maybe'.
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