Last week, I had a freak accident involving one of my horses. I went out in the dark, like I do every night, to give him his evening feed. Despite calling him from nearby, he spooked, bolted, and slammed into me, knocking me to the ground. My femur broke in three places. I’m home from the hospital and doing okay after surgery. I have a plate and screws holding everything together.
Can anyone share their experience with a similar injury? I do heal quickly, but the surgeon said it would be a two weeks before I could do major weight-bearing and two months for real activity. It will take a year to heal completely. This is a similar timeline for an ankle break I suffered a few years ago, but with that injury I was walking and riding much sooner than expected. My surgeon was shocked. I just said, “you don’t know horse people.”
Also, any advice you can share?