Saturday, August 15, 2009

Down and Out

Okay, so it's been a while since I've posted on my blog. Here's the skinny. I had planned to take a vacation at the end of July. Well that Monday was a blast. My mom, my nephew John Michael and myself all went to the lake and had a great day together. Now during the rest of the week it was supposed to rain so I had to get in swimming and horseback riding at least. Well as Tuesday came upon me I decided that I would go horseback riding. I had to take a saddle over to my uncle's anyway.

As I was mounting my horse she jumped. I don't really know why but she did. So naturally I tried to hang on. However, I guess my spur gouged into her flank which started a round of bronc riding in my uncle's side yard. The end result...I'm left with a broken ankle. At least that was what I thought.

We get to the hospital and believe it or not I get to go right back. They take x-rays of both my left ankle/foot and left wrist. Good thing that I had my lace up ropers on. They wanted to cut my boot off. I pretty much said not on your life....and the same thing with the jeans. A doctor finally comes in and has to reset my ankle which takes not once but twice to do. I have to tell you that is the most painful thing I have ever felt.

Anywho, I had to have surgery the next day. What the doctor told me and my family was that I had broken three bones in my ankle, cracked mutiple bones in my foot, messed up the cartiledge as well as the tendons and ligaments in my ankle and foot. (Which I might add that I had torn the tendons and ligaments in the same foot 4-5 years ago.) Last but not least I had sprained my ankle. A sprained ankle, that was the least of my worries. Now I have a steel plate on the left side of my ankle with screws holding my ankle together. I also have a pin through my ankle joint to help get that back to par.

Needless to say, I won't be walking for 3-4 months and won't be riding until next spring. I did get that one day of vacation in though. (See always a silver lining.) :)