Thursday, February 13, 2014

Don't High-Five the Car Door!

Just days ago I was complaining about not having much motivation to be's soo cold, blah, blah, whine, complain.

But life has a way of reminding you to be grateful for what you have and not to waste your days. I spent Sunday night in emergency after Alex accidentally shut my hand in the car door.

The fingernail blew completely off instantly, the bone broke completely at the tip, and the skin split in several areas requiring stitches. Basically, it's a total mess. Alex wouldn't take pictures before they bandaged it, so you are spared gruesome pictures. I've been in a whole world of pain but it's getting a little better.

I won't be able to ride for at least another week or so at the earliest. I have a consult with a plastic surgeon tomorrow to assess if any reconstruction will be necessary. I will know more about recovery then, I guess. Either way it will be a long haul until that nail grows back.

I can't even lead or handle my own horse. This is really the worst part of it, even worse than the pain. My coach is putting in some rides on him over the next couple weeks, so that's all to the good for Armani. I am able to free lunge him but Alex has to lead him in the barn and do the blankets, pick his feet and other detailed grooming. I can do some basic grooming with my left hand.

Well, that's where things are at for now. If you are sound of body and mind, be grateful for that and make the most of it!

1 comment:

Melissa-ParadigmFarms said...

OMG the pain. I hope you heal quickly!