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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Following Doctor's Orders (for the most part!)

My doc, that is!  Had my epigastric hernia surgically repaired last Friday and everything went smoothly - no ill effects from the anesthia or pain meds.  I felt good enough that night to go out for pizza with my patient, loving hubby.  I go back for my follow up appt with the surgeon a week from today.

Bad news...until then, no riding, no soaks in the bathtub (showers only), no lifting over 10 lbs, etc, etc, etc.  I started crying when the nurse went over the instructions with me.  She was a bit concerned over the crying until husband told her I was upset over the riding part, of which she said 'well, you can go visit your horse'.  Clearly the women is not a rider.

But surely no riding does not mean I can not sit on my horse and walk her out after daughter rides her or husband lounges her...which I did Sunday night...and last night...and it would be so easy to just ask for a little trot...

Riva must sense something is up - she has been very tolerate of my hugs and kisses.  She stands very still at the mounting block for me to get off and on and walks so carefully.  Love my girl!

So for now, trainer Alexis will put rides on the Diva.  She rode her last Friday and Sunday night - husband lounged her for me last night.  She looks great - forward, round, happy.  But it is oh so hard just to watch!

Alexis & Riva - HHP in Edinburgh
Sept. 2012

13 comments:

Hillary said...

Glad that you are recovering well. Follow the doctors orders so you can get back to really riding in no time :)

Karen said...

Glad everything went smoothly!

Jen said...

Good luck with it! I am terrible at following doctor's orders, and so have developed a knee issue at the age of 25. I'm normally someone who does everything normally even while injured, but since then, I have taken it more seriously...tough to get older...

Lisa said...

How long do they expect your recovery to take?

AmberRose- Girl With a Dream said...

I know how that feels, when I had a laparoscopy and then a cyst burned off I got told the same thing, Needless to say it didn't last for very long and I hated just sitting there watching people.

Ashley said...

Hope you are back on soon and feeling better!

Emme said...

STAY OFF THAT HORSE!!! You know how easily they spook, and I would hate to imagine what could happen.!!!!!

T Myers said...

Get well soon!

BritnieAnn said...

LOVE your new top picture!!

L.Williams said...

I'm glad everything went ok!

Karley said...

What a good girl taking care of her mama! Follow your Dr's orders young lady!! :)

Great news that everything went well! You will be back riding in no time!

Jessica said...

Hope you continue to recover well!

achieve1dream said...

Please be careful! You don't want to tear the hernia back open and extend the recovery time any long than necessary! I'm glad it's going so well and that Riva is being such a good girl. :)