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Monday, November 16, 2009









OK, I love horses! I have since I was a little girl (I got this from my mom who also loved and owned a horse growing up) I had one too! Until I graduated from HS.
Well a friend took me riding a week ago Saturday. We went to Malabar Farms and it was truly gorgeous! The weather was perfect, we rode all afternoon, towards the end of the ride I had decided I was getting another horse one way or another. We were almost back to the horse trailer when my beautiful horse~Rain~first stumbled, then spooked from a deer, off I went, but not before tangling my right foot in the stirrup. Well, we were on a trail and it took the park rangers with EMS about 30 minutes to find us. Anita had a cell phone (I am so thankful!)Talk about feeling foolish! I had about 10 people looking down on me, an EMT starting an IV, as I sit on the ground covered in weeds. Then they splinted my ankle which was kinda just hanging there, load me on a stretcher and pop me into the back of a 4 wheel drive to get to the ambulance. So that night I had a 2 1/2 hour surgery. I am now the proud owner of 8 pins, a couple screws and a plate all covered with a cast. I went home last Sunday with instructions to elevate toes above nose every 45 min for 10 days, no weight bearing for 6 weeks followed by a boot for 5 weeks.
So, I am trying to look on the bright side~~more time to read, stitch, and design!! The first week really went by in a fog, due in large part to the pain meds I was on.
I'm feeling better and almost have a design finished! I also am about done with a small booklet of designs "Her Wicked Best" Anyhoo, thanks for listening. and looking at my pics. I am still determined to get a horse, however, I will ALWAYS wear boots when riding!! Back to the Dr tomorrow to get a new cast. I am so looking forward to getting outside! Really, the things we take for granted....

16 comments:

Margaret said...

Such a bummer! Looks like you were having such a great day too. I broke my leg on a bike trail back before kids. So I totally understand how you're feeling right about now. Stuck in the house, can't move, -- ugh! Hang in there! Hope you're feeling better at least and the pain is gone.

Catherine G. said...

OH NO! The pictures were so beautiful that I never expected what was coming in your story!! I hope you are feeling a better and that the healing process will go quickly for you.

Marjorie said...

Sorry to hear this! I love horses too and rode as a teen (which was a long time ago, sigh) and some of the scariest experiences I have had were on trail rides. I hope you still get a horse and post lots of pics when you do!

Laurie in Iowa said...

What a bummer Lisa. It looks like you were having a wonderful day.... until the 'big spook'. I hope you can fill your down time with lots of designing, stitching and reading.

~Judy~ said...

That sure wasn't what I expected to read!! Feel better!

taylors*farmhouse*attic said...

Oh, wow!...Glad you're ok!!...Yes, focus on the positive and it won't be so hard on you!!...Enjoy the time relaxing and taking care of yourself!!~~hugs,Jen

Sharon said...

Ouch! I hope you will heal quickly.

CATHI said...

I am so sorry for you, hope you will get well soon! All the best! But as you already said: make the best of it! ;o)

Siobhan said...

Lisa, the pics are so pretty that I was cringing because I knew what was coming next! Big hugs. I'm glad you're on the mend. Enjoy your time off and crank out those new designs--I can't WAIT to see them!!

Vanessa said...

So sorry to hear about your unfortunate accident, glad it wasn't a more serious injury. I guess there is one bright side, you can use this time and your exceptional talent to keep designing for all of us who love your work. Keep your chin up or should I say foot, and take care.

Marianne said...

Lisa what a beautiful spot to ride. So sorry you had the accident but there's always a silver lining in the cloud! Stitching, reading and designing are way fun! You'll be ahead for Nashville Market! Hope you're able to get your horse soon. That's so soothing to the spirit - the grooming, riding, scenery. . .doesn't get any better! Hope you mend quickly!

Sherry said...

oh that is scary! but can't wait to see what you come up with while you are RESTING!! lol
Hugs!

KathyInStitches said...

OMG!!
I am just catching up here and what a tale- feel better STAT and I am sending healing thoughts to that ankle hourly.
HUGS!!!

Carin said...

I hope your feeling better ! I'm currently working on witches hollow and I already love it, what a great design that is. Thanks !

Michelle said...

Oh, what a beautiful day. I hope you are able to get out and about again soon, not to mention "back in the saddle". Take good care of yourself on those crutches!

Dona said...

Lisa, just checking to see how you're doing. Hope you're at least getting to do all of the stitching you want to do. I hope you have a horse someday,too!