Monday, October 12, 2009

Horseback Riding Friends to the Rescue





I did it again...for the THIRD time I have screwed up an ankle! First time was when we were building our house -- I twisted my right ankle and broke a bone in my foot on an uneven stair step. Last summer I twisted the other ankle simply by stepping off a small retaining wall onto the driveway. Now Sunday I twisted my right ankle while stepping out of the barn with an armload of hay. All I did was take a step down onto the ground like normal, like I do at least twice a day every day....I heard a loud cracking sound, and then there was blinding pain, and I was on the ground. I knew immediatelyI was in trouble. And I was really TICKED OFF because we were going to go riding Sunday afternoon........

By the time I got in the house it looked like I had a baseball attached to the side of my ankle. Thankfully we had some Vocodin left over from when John had to have a root canal....

So I am sitting there, bummed out because I can't ride and because I know what I am in for over the next few weeks. The phone rings, and it is our horseback-riding-cell-phone-talking friend Dee. She and Dolly and Karen and Terri are out riding the woods near our house. Of course we told them to stop by. Thank goodness! Made me feel much better to see horses in my yard and be able to have a beer and some laughs with friends.

Here is Karen and Dee arriving on the scene.



The chickens came to visit Dee's horse.

Dolly's horse making friends with Zora and Misho.

Karen's horse -- He is a handsome guy, isn't he?
I should have gotten some photos of us around the table, but didn't think to do that (duh). I took a lot of other pictures, but they are too dark -- you know my photographer skills are not the best.
So I have been to the podiatrist, had x-rays.....it is not broken, just a severe sprain. I won't be riding for a while (BUMMER!!!!). But at least he gave me a boot-type thing so I don't have to use the crutches anymore.
I hope it heals fast................

4 comments:

JeniQ said...

aww that sucks. I'm so sorry. My mom was always messing up her ankles. I think that once they are twisted bad the first time, they are more likely to twist again.

Dusty Devoe said...

I'm sorry! Take care of yourself.

Desert Rose said...

Wow...maybe you should walk on all 4 like your equine friends!!!LOL

Mrs Mom said...

Oh wow... I am so sorry to hear that! Sounds like your riding pals are totally excellent though, and johnny on the spot to provide some cheer and take your mind off the pain for a bit.

Here's to hoping you get back in the saddle PDQ! Winter is too close- hate for you like crazy to miss any seat time!