Thursday, July 10, 2008

Broken Bones

Over the long weekend, I managed to have a horse accident. I was night riding (prepping for a 100) and my horse tripped over a cable meant to keep cars off the wide trail. I missed a turn and we didn't see the cable. He fell right over it. Fortunately, I was thrown clear, but broke bones. He had some trouble getting back up, but managed to get by with scrapes and cut. I broke my left thumb and my left ankle. I'm definitely not going to be running, walking, riding or anything like that for weeks and weeks. I have a pin in my thumb and no telling how many in my ankle (along with a plate).

I'm hobbling around the house with the help of a walker that has a platform for my left forearm to take the weight since my hand/thumb can't. I have a wheelchair for when I finally can leave the house. Working on getting the pain stabilized. I'm sleeping a lot, which is probably a good thing.

God is good, though. It could have been a lot worse, but time and following dr's orders will take care of this. Just will have to miss out on some fun along the way.

Tanna is ok. He had some swelling and lots of abrasions, but he's healing a lot faster than I am. He's at a friend's house until Daniel (who is sick) feels well enough to go get him. It'll have to be soon as my friend is off on vacation next week. I'm anxious to get him home.

This definitely going to put a damper on my riding plans for the fall. Just how much remains to be seen.

1 comment:

Tamara Baysinger said...

Oh, no! I'm so sorry to hear this, but I'm glad you're (relatively) okay. It must be terribly frustrating to be out of commission mid-season, though. Aaruba and I are sending good thoughts for you and Tanna. :-)