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post #91 of 170 Old 07-16-2014, 10:48 AM
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post #92 of 170 Old 07-16-2014, 08:19 PM
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That meme!! OH MY GOSH. It's a thinker AND a funny.

In other news, I'm sorry your hardware is acting up. That's no fun. I hope it's a easy quick [fingering, hahaha] fix!!!

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post #93 of 170 Old 07-17-2014, 01:38 AM Thread Starter
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frlsgirl and Wallaby--I really appreciate the sentiment :> It means so much to me that y'all read, and are so supportive of me during this difficult time.



Mini Update. Wednesday, July 16th, 2014.

Woke up feeling like absolute crap. I think it's because of my recently high levels of stress or what the deal is. But I dragged myself to class none the less.

Made my appointment to get my CT done on Friday. This makes me even more nervous. I just don't know what to do ):
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post #94 of 170 Old 07-17-2014, 04:50 AM
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hugs from Latvia :P

I am sure they will fix you right up and you will good as new soon enough!

I am sorry, I must have missed it - what classes you have during summer?

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post #95 of 170 Old 07-17-2014, 08:24 AM
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Laughter is good to counter nervousness. Funny movies, or invite the weirdest people you know to lunch. I hear there are even laughing groups starting up that sound like great fun. Also exercise. If your injuries allow it, hopping through your lounge room like a kangaroo can give you both. Or you and a friend hopping like kangaroos and playing (hopping) chasey around the furniture. Highly recommended.
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post #96 of 170 Old 07-21-2014, 11:25 PM
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Hope your doing OK - don't forget to see Gator that will help too!!!

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post #97 of 170 Old 07-22-2014, 12:47 PM
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Sorry girl friend.....

Maybe the CT scan will show positive results.....I hope....

Thinking about you......hang in there....

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post #98 of 170 Old 07-29-2014, 11:49 PM Thread Starter
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Cherrij--I took Japanese Popular Culture, Genre Studies of Comic Books, and Psychopathology. It has been an interesting summer, for sure! (: And I do really appreciate the sentiments <3

Sue--That's so funny! I wish I could hop around like a kangaroo. When I was little, my friend and I would set up "jumping courses" in my living room with the furniture, and gallop around pretending to be horses. It was so lame... but soooo fun xD Unfortunately, jumping is a bit out of the question right now Dx So, I'll have to settle for videos of kangaroos, instead. (:

Roux--He really is the best medicine <3

gunslinger--I always get happy when I see that you have posted! (That's true of everyone though, I suppose xD) News on the CT to come...

Mini Update. Tuesday, July 29th, 2014.

Ugh. Where to start.

Well, got school and such. That's just... going.

As I posted earlier, I had a CT done, and a visit with my surgeon. The news is equally as good as it is bad.

The good news (because the good should always come first :>) is that I don't need surgery! Though the pain is pretty extreme, my surgeon wants to avoid it at all costs, because it will be highly invasive. While the last surgery was a matter of removing bone fragments and putting in the hardware, this would be a matter of taking out the old hardware, temporarily removing my achilles tendon, fusing the joint, and putting in new hardware. o,O Yeah, not something I want to go through, so that's great news.

Now, the bad news... In order to avoid surgery, he's essentially hit me with every possible option. I had joint injections (which will probably need to continue in the future on a bi-monthly basis), I had orthotics put in my skateboarding shoes, I have gotten an ointment to help with the pain/swelling (this is 3-4 times a day), and I am going tomorrow to get a bone stimulator and learn how to use it--that'll be 2 times a day.
But that's not the worst. Absolutely NO riding and NO work. o.O WHAT
I know that I haven't been riding in the past month or so because of the pain, but this is still awful to hear. I don't know what to do. Should I call it good and give Gator an early retirement (that seems too final), should I lease him out (I had such a bad experience last time, that doesn't sound like a good option either), should I just wait it out (that doesn't seem fair to Gator). I absolutely will not sell him... That's probably selfish of me on many levels, but he is one of the few things getting me through all this.
And... work. Ugh, what? I know that I will be finishing school soon, and likely moving to another state to go to grad school, but that is still jarring and upsetting. I have worked in restaurants since I was 15 (my parents are wealthy, but always pushed me working for my own money and my own things). I don't know how to do anything else o,o So... for now, I'm waiting on more information on both of those things.

I also need an MRI done, and will have yet another chat with my surgeon, so I'm not out of the woods yet... *sigh*

I so appreciate all of you reading this thread/blog/thing. You have all been so encouraging and so positive. Thank you <3 I just need to remember, things could always be worse...

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post #99 of 170 Old 07-30-2014, 06:48 AM
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For me, regarding Miss Lacy, I'd wait it out. Gator won't mind waiting for you.....even if you can't ride him....I probably wouldn't lease him but do you have a friend that would ride him every once in a while?

I'm trying to remember when the fall off the deck happened....it's been several months now hasn't it?

No riding for awhile, no work, maybe now's a good time to finish up with school? Or, rather, focus on school.

When's the MRI?

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post #100 of 170 Old 07-30-2014, 09:17 AM
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Hey, I'm sorry you're so banged up you can't ride, and I hope you get well soon. My 70yo mother-in-law just spent 3 months in a corset because she fractured several vertebrae... she has osteoporosis, and then she accidentally fell down a retaining wall in the dark thinking it was just a step. She was really miserable for over a month and then slightly less miserable, but just turning the corner now. Because she was confined to the house and not able to move very much, she did a lot of reading, studying, watching good drama and having friends over. She tried to think of fun things to do indoors when you can't move...

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Sue--That's so funny! I wish I could hop around like a kangaroo. When I was little, my friend and I would set up "jumping courses" in my living room with the furniture, and gallop around pretending to be horses. It was so lame... but soooo fun xD
Tell me, does every horse-mad girl do that? We did that too, in my distant childhood! And we made obstacle courses out of umbrellas and footstools etc for the dog to "showjump" for treats!
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