I always look forward to Fridays...what's not to like? End of the work week - horse shows in show season - if not, dinner out with my husband and date night on Saturday - some time to relax and recharge. So why did I schedule my hernia repair for a Friday?
Yes, I have to have surgery...not a happy person about this. I went to the surgeon my doc recommended and he patiently explained to me all the reasons why the hernia needs repaired sooner rather than later.
So the hernia is a epigastic hernia - which is upper abdomen at the midline or above my belly button. I asked the surgeon how common these type are, and he said not that common. Mostly he sees them in construction workers. I explained to him how I believe I caused this while girthing up my mare - he thought that sounded possible.
But what I really wanted to know was recovery time - how much time would I lose in the saddle? Surgeon asks me what kind of riding I do...I say dressage...he gets this blank look on his face and says he has no idea what that it. Sigh. But he has been to a dude ranch and went trail riding. More sighs. After trying to explain dressage in a nutshell and the type of horse I ride; ie young, crazy, mare - he says I should be back riding within a couple of days after the procedure. I get home and tell husband this and I get a whole different type of look!
Of course, I wanted to get as much riding as possible in this week, even though our temps have been a high of 15 the past two days. Last night I went out and had a really good ride. Tonight - my truck decided it did not like the cold and needed worked on - causing husband to drive home from KY to repair.
Hoping Wednesday and Thursday are better weather wise and my truck decides to stay in working order. Tonight though, I am sure Miss Riva is not that unhappy about an unexpected night off, although she is most likely wondering where her treats are!