Thought I'd update from last night (Had my appointment at the fracture clinic at Modbury Hospital) - this is posted from my FaceBook account and was written last night, hence is not written in past tense.
Finally got home from getting my wrist checked...
Went back to Modbury, signed in and had my x-rays again (they did it with the cast on... bit dodgey??) and the nurse who called me into a room afterward (I'm sorry, I'm really not racist) could not really talk any english apart from 'Fractured/Cracked bone' and she then took my cast off - So I asked her what we were going to do now, she says use I...t no riding for four weeks, but that it is not healed... ummm yeah..
So then mum isn't happy with that advice (I'd been in a double sided backslab for 12 days by now with restricted movement) so we argued a bit, me wanting to just put it in a support and go home, thinking I could ride soon, but then we went to a place in Elizabeth on the way home, to get another point of view...2nd lot of X-rays for the day, and the lady (who was really lovely) said that yes, my arm does in fact need to still be in a cast - and a fibreglass one at that, so now I have a fibreglass (rather nicely done too!) cast - I was a bit bummed because I didn't get to choose the colour (had decided on purple) so I have a off-white/yellowish cast for the next 3 weeks and then easing back into routine.
Mum thinks that its the radius, one of the long arm bones, at the wrist end, on the thumb side of it there is a buckle fracture - she found me this picture and circled it where it is fractured - a buckle fracture.
Friday I recieved a message via FaceBook from Dimka's owner saying "Hey sam, I would like to change the days you ride around, is it possible for you to do a tues and/or thurs? Instead of a Wednesday? I was thinking if this is ok, Tuesday and/or Thursday Friday And one other day (if you can't do tues and thurs)" I replied "We can't do Tuesdays, weekends and I'm assuming you don't want Wednesdays.. How many times a week do you want him worked still?? Weekwise that leaves Monday, Thursday and Friday??" and waited for a reply.
Sunday I received a message from Dimka's owner saying that she was moving him moving Dimka to a bigger paddock, and to let her know if it was too far for me, that she would understand. She said it was a pretty basic agistment with there's a paddock to ride in at the moment, and is closeish to pt gawler beach and lots of trails with barely any ars- nice quiet country area . An arena would be going down soon- so they told her. It has lights already too, but I would have to wait to practice jumping till she had some equipment which she said would hopefully sooner rather than later. She bought her first float and would be booking lessons with a dressage instructor, likely Friday nights. She offered for me to continue riding Dimka on Monday's and Thursday's if the new location was do-able for me, unfortunately it is too far away from me being half an hour's drive each way, a minimum of an hour's traveling each time I go out there, which was hard at the other place with less traveling time (getting things done before the light ran out) so wont be able to come out to the new place. Sorry, that I wont be able to come out that way to ride him, but thank you for letting me take him on whilst I did - he is a good oy generally, a goof but very lovable I used to call him 'Clifford' as in big red dog as he reminded me as just like a puppy, and well he was chestnut, red same diff haha.
She uploaded this picture of Dimka in his new agistment (first image)
By the address (she included it when messaging me) I think the following image is where he is being agisted (copied from one of their online adds). (second image)
I've been offered by a FaceBook friend of mine to ride her horses, she has two Standardbred geldings which she rides out on trails mostly, but often doesn't have the time or anyone to go with (she offered this to me before I started riding Dimka). She says she doesn't mind if I choose to ride once every 6 months even, so she is pretty relaxed which is good as I have just been offered a job at the new Hungry Jacks which will be being built in my area (and only have another 9 school days left) so we will work it around that. It will be just a fitness and fun thing for me as I want to save and get my own horse next year, and don't want to loose fitness riding or forget things so its great I will still be able to casually ride.
Update: Got my cast off this Monday, 21/10/2013, my wrist is weak but it is getting better as I use it more and more (trying not to push it too much), drove my car for a short drive today and was fine (a bit out of sync with driving). Going to email Dimka's owner tonight as she still has my helmet/gloves/brushes and owes me $30 from 2 lots of riding.