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    03-31-2012, 11:35 PM
  #21
Foal
Yep, going nuts here. Nothing else to do. I typically never watch TV or just sit around. I work a lot then play hard. It's all come to a standstill. Thankfully I like cottage cheese and have been eating it. I have also stopped drinking alcohol, coffee and soda. Increased drinking milk and fortified orange juice. Tried some bed yoga today. That felt nice.
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    04-01-2012, 12:29 AM
  #22
Yearling
I hated sitting around doing nothing too. I'm a uni student so I had to defer my first semester... by the time the second one rolled around I was granted the opportunity to study completely from home... passed both papers with good grades so I was pleased considering I never went to a single lecture!!
But I actually got a guinea pig as a new friend in my darkest part of recovery. We had her in a cage on wheels so I could take responsibility for her and she pulled me out of my funk as I was able to look after her sitting down. If it wasn't for her, I probably would have struggled far more than I did to get up and on with things!
     
    04-10-2012, 02:56 PM
  #23
dee
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Drink Comfrey tea - it's called "the Bone Knit Herb." Doesn't taste very good, but it does seem to help. I broke my ankle many years ago and was in a walking cast. Walked a little too far in the pasture and was in agony...1/2 mile from the house. My mare at the time was normally quite a pill, but she was very obliging when I called her over to the stump I was sitting on. She carried me up to the gate with no tack whatsoever, cast and all. Hubby met us at the gate and chewed me out royally, but Sugar, my mare, got a scoop of oats for being such a good girl!

I broke my foot last June. My current mare, Dancer, is a LOT taller than Sugar was, and I have a feeling she would not be nearly as obliging, so I didn't go down to the pasture unless I was on the tractor.
     
    04-10-2012, 06:40 PM
  #24
Foal
Hi there,
I too am bedridden. Through my own fault I broke my left hip and right tibia. I will be friends with my wheelchair for 3 months. I think you have
Many good reasons to be scared and depressed - me too. I missed my
First horse show ever.
I have decided to compartmentalize my depression and fear. I divide my days into parts. Getting ready for day; going out for a bit; taking a nap;
Doing a hobby for a bit; emailing friends; trying something new each day that I couldn't do before; visiting with friends; visiting my horse; and so on.
You get the idea. I own this rehab it doesn't own me.
Try an online course. Invest in an iPad - it helps so much to keep in touch
With the world. I don't know what the future will bring to me but horses will
Be a part of it. I will set my own limitations.
Eat and rest well. I sleep best with my legs higher than my head.
Find what works for you. Sorry if this seems bossy. It's just what is
Working for me. This forum is great. Kind regards, karen
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    04-12-2012, 08:34 AM
  #25
Showing
When I broke my knee and wore a bent knee cast, no weight bearing I had someone park the quad near the bottom step. With crutches I was able to get on the quad and at least water the horses and visit with them. I healed in good time, perhaps from the vibration. The quad gave me freedom as I couldn't drive - my truck had a clutch.
     
    04-25-2012, 03:55 PM
  #26
Foal
Update

So it's been 7.5 weeks and wanted to post an update in case there is anyone else out there who searches this site for comfort. I've been in PT for about 3 weeks now working on range of motion for my ankle. Saw the doctor last week at 6.5 weeks and he gave the ok to be 50% weight bearing. So I'm still on crutches but now able to touch down and start strengthening. I am still in bed most of the time when im not in PT. It still hurts a lot and swells like crazy. However it's all healing well. Doctor expects me to be walking without crutches on 5/16! It'll be a total of 10.5 weeks. I guess that is good even though it feels like an eternity.

My horse is doing well. I have such nice friends that are bathing and riding him for me. At least I won't have to bring him back into work when I get better. He just came back from being lame for 3 months in January. That was not fun!

For anyone else out there recovering from an injury, stay positive and you will get better! Time heals all wounds.
     
    04-25-2012, 04:17 PM
  #27
dee
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Glad to hear that your recovery is progressing well. The swelling will continue off an on for a long time. When I broke my foot last June, it took forever for the pain and swelling to subside and for my foot to look normal. I suppose it didn't help any that Dancer accidentally stepped on my foot just prior to my "accident." (Her stepping on my wasn't what broke it - it was just bruised up pretty good.)

It wasn't until just this weekend that I was able to get my boots back on. I'll be ready to ride as soon as my son in law gets around to building my mounting block!
     

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