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post #31 of 38 Old 05-02-2014, 04:00 AM Thread Starter
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Ooooh man that picture looks very very familiar haha!

I'm still gimping around the place quite a bit, sometimes I can walk properly for a little while before it gets sore and sometimes I can't walk properly at all to start with. I have ridden twice (for like 5 minutes) since I got stood on, I rode a friends horses but that doesn't count cause I was only walking for the most part and they're easy horses to trot so there wasn't any weight on my foot haha

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post #32 of 38 Old 05-02-2014, 09:54 AM
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...so while your foot is healing up you are in an excellent position to ride at all paces without stirrups and work on your seat and balance!

...your setback is an opportunity, blah blah!
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Im glad you are feeling better! That sounded like it hurt BAD!

I ended up with severe pain in my left foot a few years ago it came and went for several months. I would complain about it nightly to DH and he finally took me to the Dr. since I was refusing to go.

After some x-rays the Dr. said - what have you done to your foot it looks like it has been broken or crushed in the past... I honestly couldn't remember a specific injury but I am almost 100% sure it was from getting stepped on by a horse(s) some time or another.

I ended up getting surgery to put all the bones back and I have been pain free ever since.

Painkillers are all very individual. I am allergic to them and they make me very ill so I didn't take any for my foot surgery, getting my wisdom teeth out, or for my most recent sinus surgery (also caused by a horse injury). I did ibuprofen and meditation and I was fine.

Also SueC - I have always been told to never wear steel toe boot around horses because if they step on your foot the steel will guillotine your toes right off.

Not to gross any one out but I know someone who was barefoot when her mare stepped on her foot and her foot was "de- gloved" as in the skin slid entirely off her foot. She had to get surgery to reattach the skin and it was a long healing process kind of like a severe burn.
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Haha yes Sue C I totally agree! I did do some trot work on both of my friends horses, my only problem is catching the horses, carrying my tack out and saddling up and mounting etc etc. So everything but the stirrupless work lol.

I'm having surgery (laparoscopy) in 2 weeks time so I haven't been riding lately anyway, I figure it would be just my luck to injure myself and need two lots of unrelated surgery haha.

Roux, I'm like that with every antibiotic I've ever had so far, but I hate taking pills anyway so I avoid them altogether if I can. I've not ever meditated though, I don't know how to start, and don't have the patience I don't think
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I can't take antibiotics with out serious vomiting either so they are out for me also. I have found a non-medicated antibiotic / antiviral that is a mix of Chinese herbs. I don't have any problems with it but its non- pharmaceutical.
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I have GI issues anyway so I have to be careful about what I put in there.
What is it that you have found?? I'm curious. I've just come across a whole lot of information on Turmeric and ways it can be used beneficially on both humans and animals, so I have started my horses on it already, and I will be starting on it myself after my surgery

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Also SueC - I have always been told to never wear steel toe boot around horses because if they step on your foot the steel will guillotine your toes right off.
Depends on the type of construction. In some places they are compulsory wear around large animals. I wear them myself and they got me out of many potential injuries to my toes. We know one person whose toes got trapped when the cap got bent, and they had to cut the boot off, but wasn't guillotined. I'm sure some types have the potential for that. You kind of have to weigh up the risk of that kind of bad luck with the benefit of really preventing lots of injuries, broken toes etc.
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Believe it or not, garlic is supposed to be really efficacious against infection, and not just by keeping other people away. Also, a combination of VitaminC, zinc and the amino acid lysine is standard cold sore treatment but actually works well to limit other viral infections, like the flu, as well - both to reduce risk of developing it full-blown when exposed, and to reduce the problem if you're already sick. Anecdotally it works wonderfully for me (got the tip nearly a decade ago and much reduced winter colds/flus for me), as well as my husband and some friends who tried it. Pharmacies usually stock it.
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