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Re: RE: MCL REPAIR
Okay, John, you have convinced me - I separated my shoulder when we were
galloping in the pasture and my horse went down, flipped and I went flying.
Luckily all I damaged was my shoulder. Will never forget what it looks like
to be lying there and seeing your horse flipping over, heading right at me.
I did have the presence of mind to roll out of the way or I think things
would have been much worse. It has been a month and the shoulder definitely
lets me know when I have pushed my limits. Don't want to jump back on the
horse too soon and have to have surgery!! Will be starting physical therapy
next week and will be riding by spring, "they" say. And, yes, the horses
are enjoying their vacation also!
Debi in Illinois
Subject: RC: RE: MCL REPAIR
> In my case, I was hospitalized for three days (pain control) and started
> physical therapy the day I was discharged. It was five weeks before I
> started mild resistance exercises. I am scheduled for four more weeks
> of therapy (ten weeks total) and after six weeks can tell you I KNOW I
> have a way to go. I am still sleeping in a recliner.
> After six weeks I rode my horse but could notice every step in my
> Dismounting, I hit that elbow on the saddle and feared I had undone the
> surgery. IT IS NOT WORTH TWO WEEKS TO RISK HAVING TO GO
> THROUGH SURGERY AGAIN!
> Those who have knee surgery and have a horse that drives could get out
> soon after surgery. My right arm is still not strong enough to hold rein
> John and Meshack (I'm getting a vacation!)
> Wheelock, VT
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