Three months of pain and pain killers and sitting on the couch doing nothing. One moment of stupidity and now probably close to a year of physical therapy and pain and another surgery to take out my plate. I had a terrible accident with my 5 year old haflinger cross mare that was completely my fault. I fractured just about every bone in my ankle, shattered my fibula, and tore all the tendons. I now have a plate, a bone graft, and 11 screws in my ankle. Now Gracie has been off to training (green rider + green horse= disaster) for another 60 days and I'm going to start taking lessons once I start ridding.
I called the doctor today and I can start ridding since I've been weight bearing for awhile. I still walk with a limp, but life is getting back to normal and I'm working again.
So...I hope this will help someone else one day when they have to get back on after an accident. I'm so scared and I know It's going to be hard to trust her again even though it was my fault. I will start ridding my husband's 16 year old been-there-done-that horse first.
So...the journey begins.
My foot about 3 months after surgery, when I started to walk again. There's also a small incision on the other side.
Gracie-my sweet, sweet girl :0)