Feeling really flat and tearful

lensmith7

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This is going to be a sad pathetic post I can feel it.

Josie had surgery for PSD 3 weeks ago now. She also had an injection to help heal a tear in the main body of the ligament.

We started to walk out last thurs, but had to go on hold as vet hasn't got any ACP to give me at the mo, and I will not risk her being silly and doing herself any harm, although so far she's been very very good.

I just feel so flat, and worried. I'm reading horror stories of how some horses never recover and retire. She's only 9!!

If it was just the PSD it wouldn't be so bad, but she has the main body tear too.

I will be happy for her to be a hack, and show in hand, but I just cant stop worrying.

All these posts of 'what would happen if you couldn't ride your horse' have really got me thinking, and worrying. At 9 she's very young to be a 'pet', and her only love in life is being ridden. She doesn't really like being out unless it's sunny.

Sorry for the whinge, I just cant believe how depressed I am about it all. I just keep reading our surgery report with the prognosis on the bottom 'prognosis guarded due to main body leision'
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The darkest hour is just before dawn. Old saying my mum always throws at me. Stop your worrying it is not helping the situation or you. Make a decision when you have one to make. I am like you I can think of a 1001 situations out of one and as I have got older have finally started to realise that you cant worry out a solution. All you can do is deal with the facts and information to hand on a given day or time. Yes 9 is young - but look at me 3 years ago I could not walk (and probaly would not if i had listened to the old docs) after a riding accident and here I am positing about my naughtly horse (17hh warmblood) knocking over the dressage boards in my prelim test today. I had been written off and yes I am a little stiff out of the "stable" in a morning but I am usually going well after 5 mins of walking and I sure as hell would not have wanted to be put down without being given a bit of time. Summer is here, the nights are light which should make things look a little brighter. Can he go out or is he on box rest?
 

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Most horse owners go through awful times like this; horses are so fragile (except when treading on your foot!) I don't even know what PSD is but I feel for you, having been through the same sort of thing with other injuries. Is it worth having a talk with your vet on the phone? They are often more cautious on paper as they are worried about getting sued if they are too optimistic in writing. I am sure it would be comforting to talk it through with the vet in any case.
 

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I'm sorry to hear about your horse's injury and can understand why you are feeling a bit down and worried
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Vets tend to be cautious and some always give the worse case scenerio so try to stay positive, follow your vet's advice on bringing back into work, take everything slowly and hopefully she will have a ridden life in front of her.

Good luck and fingers crossed for a full recovery
 

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The darkest hour is just before dawn. Old saying my mum always throws at me. Stop your worrying it is not helping the situation or you. Make a decision when you have one to make. I am like you I can think of a 1001 situations out of one and as I have got older have finally started to realise that you cant worry out a solution. All you can do is deal with the facts and information to hand on a given day or time. Yes 9 is young - but look at me 3 years ago I could not walk (and probaly would not if i had listened to the old docs) after a riding accident and here I am positing about my naughtly horse (17hh warmblood) knocking over the dressage boards in my prelim test today. I had been written off and yes I am a little stiff out of the "stable" in a morning but I am usually going well after 5 mins of walking and I sure as hell would not have wanted to be put down without being given a bit of time. Summer is here, the nights are light which should make things look a little brighter. Can he go out or is he on box rest?

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Wow what a story! You must have HUGE strength of character o get through something like that.

Thanks for your reply, you are so right. Worrying isn't going to change the outcome is it? But time patience and doing everything I can for her, might?

She's on box rest at the mo. She's having a ball! Loves it, silly moose!

I'm hoping to know a bit more re turnout after our first scan on Thurs.
 

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They are often more cautious on paper as they are worried about getting sued if they are too optimistic in writing. I am sure it would be comforting to talk it through with the vet in any case.

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I hadn't thought about it like before. Thanks.

whne the big boss vet came, he left me feeling so happy. His words were 'why shouldn't she recover? She's not an eventer and you're realisitc, as long as you do what we say, she'll get there'

Which was great, I felt so positive. But my vet ( his partner) is just that little bit more causcious. I just seem to soak up his causciousness like a sponge, if you see what I mean?
 

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Thankyou.

As I say, I'm not wanting her to compete or anything, just carry on with our happy little life.

We dont do much, except show in hand and sponsered rides, whic we both love. She's a difficult cow to say the least, but she's my horse of a lifetime, and I love her so much
 

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My horse fractured a bone in her hock 10 years ago and although arthritis set in to the site of the fracture she is till bing hacked out daily and she is now 27 years old.

Your horse will come right and you will have many more years of enjoyment from her.
 

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Oh dear, your doing what most of us would be and its better to get it off your chest but at the end of the day all this worrying won't change anything, so try and remain positive and cross that bridge when you come to it, if you ever do.

Hope everything goes well and sending your ned lots of healing vibes. XxhugsxX
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