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    02-08-2012, 09:20 PM
  #11
Showing
Okay I will look into it! Thanks :) Haha I love how I take better care of my horse than myself :P
     
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    02-08-2012, 09:45 PM
  #12
Weanling
It's amazing how we can ride through the pain.
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    02-08-2012, 09:50 PM
  #13
Showing
Yeah exactly.. holding the reins was challenging though. I'm not sure if you all knew, but while I was riding my horse spooked and went about in a dangerous matter.. I bear hugged his neck so I wouldn't fall and told him to trot instead. It's on my journal but yeah.. pulled a loooot of muscles ranging from my neck to my chest to my shoulders and my back.

Didn't feel a thing beforehand!
     
    02-08-2012, 10:04 PM
  #14
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by BaileyJo    
It's amazing how we can ride through the pain.
Hang in there! If you're like the rest of us, you'll no doubt have some antibiotic ointment & a band aid on it while itching to get back in the saddle....
I had a surprise happen only 3 wks after we built a shed/fencing and brought my girl home - where I live in the forest area, grazing isn't good, so it was always a treat for my mare that I'd bring her out and let her graze in better spots while I stood and held the lead rope. One day, Aug. 2, to be exact, a wild rabbit scurried in the grass near her head, and she just did a natural "standing spook". The lead caught on my left ring finger, (yep, with my wedding ring on!), and snapped it in half! Hardly hurt, though, but I knew something was wrong! Bless her heart, she went back into her pasture, I managed to crush some ice in a baggie, drive 20 miles to the hospital, (husband works for state fisheries and was in the middle of nowhere @ the time), they cut my rings off, (which by now were hidden amongst the swelling!), took an x-ray, (yep! Major break!) buddy taped my finger to my pinkie, put my now dis-figured wedding rings in a little cup, and with a prescription in my hand (other hand!) I was on my way home. God blessed me with minimal pain after this, I still went out and did all the feed, pasture chores, etc., had surgery 3 wks later, (I'm a milk-aholic, so the bone had healed by now), and still carried on with minimal pain due to where the break was.... strange, but true! I even saddled and rode my horse in the pasture 12 times during this! I am not a superwoman, but boy am I grateful for the (surprising) way things turned out! Hope you have many good surprises during your recovery too!!!
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    02-08-2012, 10:07 PM
  #15
Trained
That epson salt does work. I use it a lot. Draws out the infection and it's soothing, cheap bags you can buy it at any walmart. Also, if/when it scabs over, try not to scratch at it...I'm bad about picking off scabs and stuff but it just makes it take longer to heal. Remember that infection breeds easier in wet conditions than dry conditions, so don't keep it wrapped for too long.
     
    02-08-2012, 10:40 PM
  #16
Foal
Im Posting a Story too Monday was a day from hell. Just emphasizes your point keep your focus and never let your guard down! I hope your finger feels better!
     
    02-08-2012, 11:29 PM
  #17
Showing
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Originally Posted by SorrelHorse    
That epson salt does work. I use it a lot. Draws out the infection and it's soothing, cheap bags you can buy it at any walmart. Also, if/when it scabs over, try not to scratch at it...I'm bad about picking off scabs and stuff but it just makes it take longer to heal. Remember that infection breeds easier in wet conditions than dry conditions, so don't keep it wrapped for too long.
Oh I am too! I pick off scabs that are looking ugly so it heals pretty :P I'm weird, but it works haha.

I did find some neosporin and have slathered it on the injury. It was throbbing until I don't read it you're squeamish peeled the hanging skin off and rinsed it off with some warm water. I think it was trying to re-attach as it was giving off a lot of juices that looked like the beginning of proud flesh. The throbbing was making me so queasy though.. I nearly threw up a few times and I'm usually fine with injuries. So not sure what's up with that.

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Originally Posted by LuckyRVT    
Im Posting a Story too Monday was a day from hell. Just emphasizes your point keep your focus and never let your guard down! I hope your finger feels better!
Oh yes, thank you :) I'll read it soon hereafter!

Here's an updated picture of a few hours of TLC
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    02-08-2012, 11:38 PM
  #18
Trained
You know its funny, the so-called "little" injuries like that hurt WAY more than any "big" injury. I can handle big gashes, stitches without batting an eye, but dear god don't give me a hang nail and don't papercut me!!
     
    02-08-2012, 11:46 PM
  #19
Showing
Yeah I've noticed that too! Haha, and you always see it because your hands can't be hidden like a leg or your side or your back via clothes.
     
    02-08-2012, 11:48 PM
  #20
Yearling
I just saw on that Dr. Something day time show (I forget what it's called at the moment), that leaving cuts unwrapped is a common mistake made by even doctors often. He said you should always wrap with plenty of neosporin. Leaving cuts wrapped to form their own covering (scabs) actually makes them bigger and take longer to fully heal. I would say to avoid infection, just clean and rewrap often.
     

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