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post #21 of 28 Old 06-05-2013, 01:08 AM
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How you hanging in there Dim? I get preparing for the worst, but is that realistic?

If you need to vent, you have friends here, Vent away.

There's not one single human here who does not have their own issues on some level. I am sure as heck not one. I'd like to suggest that we get it, we support you. And we send love.
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post #22 of 28 Old 06-05-2013, 09:03 PM
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My husband had a full knee replacemnet 9 years ago. His doctor said horse-back riding was a great exercise after he was done w/his PT. But he loves things w/wheels & motors & lots of horsepower-oh, well, his loss! If you want to get back to riding,I'm sure you'll find a way. Have you thought about gaited horses? You'd be starting off "new", so it's a clean slate!
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post #23 of 28 Old 06-05-2013, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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How you hanging in there Dim? I get preparing for the worst, but is that realistic?

If you need to vent, you have friends here, Vent away.

There's not one single human here who does not have their own issues on some level. I am sure as heck not one. I'd like to suggest that we get it, we support you. And we send love.
Thanks lady, I am really fine with it today-believe it or not. I've know this was coming for ohhh 20 years or so. Since the horses are taken care of, and I have short term disability insurance so the 12 weeks off won't tear up our finances too much I really haven't got much to be upset about. The surgeon is top notch (I work at a great hospital and did my homework) so once I get it scheduled I can get along with setting things in order. Meh, that's another issue entirely, so much to get done before this happens. Thanks for the support <3
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post #24 of 28 Old 07-26-2013, 07:57 AM Thread Starter
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Just a quick update as I am now 9 days post surgery. The pain is getting better, more like an ache rather than a I-wanna-curl-up-in-tha-corner-and-cry type thing. I am getting better range of motion and am walking 10 steps without the walker. Each time I don't want to do my exercises I remind myself that the more I do now the better flexibility I will have later. I'm already surfing the "for sale" ads...now all I have to do is wait another 4 weeks and I can get serious about horse shopping again :)
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post #25 of 28 Old 07-26-2013, 08:26 AM
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Glad to hear it went well and you are progressing. You'll be back in the saddle before you know it.
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post #26 of 28 Old 07-26-2013, 08:37 AM
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Thanks for the update and glad that the worst is behind you. Are you looking on dreamhorse?
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post #27 of 28 Old 07-26-2013, 02:32 PM Thread Starter
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Oh I'm looking all over. My biggest problem is that I haven't decided just what I want yet.
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post #28 of 28 Old 07-26-2013, 02:46 PM
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Rehab is hard but dont ever let it get you down. I worked in a rehab for a while and one lady was 74 yo when she came in had a complete knee replacement and three weeks after she arrived she was walking out the door barely using her cane. She worked hard at her recovery and stuck to it even if there were days she felt like balling up and crying.

So, stick to your guns and look at the long run! The long run isnt so far away! It gets here faster than you know it and for ever single time you participate in ROM exercises it greatly benefits whether you can see it in the moment or not.
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