Monday, September 22, 2008

One month, 3 days...



One month, 3 days...and I remount the ever beloved Badger.

The surgeon said 3 months of recovery. 3 months of working the tendon. I've been a good and compliant patient.
I have followed every rule set before me.
Rehab 3X daily with wieghts to increase the strength in the tendon.
I've progressed to 2lbs now and going for 3.

So after cleaning some of the garage/tack area yesterday...I decided that lifting saddles wasn't an issue.
Repeat motion with the reins could be.

So if Badger would neck rein nice and sweet...why could I not ride?

Well.
Ok.
I went.

And it was the most peaceful wonderful incredible thing I've done in weeks.
I rode in my English saddle.
It is light so I can lift it easily.

I felt like a million bucks...
I felt like...I was on top of the world.

There is not one drug or drink that can do this to you.

It is awesome.

Ride.
Riding is more important to me than breathing...

I know, it doesn't make sense.

But there you have it.

2 comments:

Rachel said...

Oh girl, you be careful, but I'm glad you got to go!

I bet Badger was as happy as you were to be heading out.

Your leaves are changing!

Take care of yourself.

Val said...

Thanks Rachel..you get better too!