I'm just very discouraged, I guess. I've had trouble on and off with different physical things, but in December of 2011, my body really went downhill. I quite suddenly lost most of the use of my left wrist/fingers and had to stop riding for several months. Just last summer, I took a tumble off my mare and somewhat dislocated my ribs as well as bruising my lung. I've always been a little weak physically, but it's become progressively worse since 2011, and I'm just horribly discouraged. I was feeling a little under the weather on Thursday and Friday, then I worked my horse on Friday, and I thought I was going to fall to pieces! My back hurts, my elbow hurts, and I'm just plain weak. My mom's going to take me to the doctor soon, and hopefully that will bring some answers ... I'm only 17, I shouldn't have problems, right?!?!
Am I the only young person struggling with a weak body? Are there any things I can be doing to strengthen my back, and to prevent overwhelming my muscles when I ride/lunge?