I’ve now joined the many equines who sport jewelry—I took a bad fall on Sunday and after a three hour surgery now have a steel rod in my thigh. Right now I’m dealing with what I believe is acute care, to be followed by short-term rehab, to be followed by visiting providers at home.
Four years ago a had a hairline pelvic fracture, which I recovered astoundingly well from—I was riding in 3 months and never had any problems. I’m in very good physical shape and do a lot of off-horse fitness activities—weights, Pilates, yoga etc—but I’m now over 60 and looking at a much more significant rehabilitation.
For those of you who have gone through this, how did you keep yourself sane horse wise (or skiing wise, same issue there) I was finally making some progress, adjusted for my Age—found a great barn and was about to lease a horse for the first time (I live in New York City and owning/leasing just hasn’t been financially possible before But the barn is an hour each way from my house, and who knows when I ll even be driving—it’s not like I can just drop by.
obviously I have a lot to be thankful for, including good health insurance, but I m pretty bummed out. If anyone has gone through something similar and has any thoughts, takeaways, or activities that might help, I d appreciate it very much. Thanks in advance!