Monday, August 15, 2011

Alive........Really, I Am..

I thought I should post something before you all began to think that maybe Dave was spinning yarns and I really hadn't survived. Considering the kind of patient I have been I wouldn't blame the man at all for disposing of me and maybe burying me out behind the barn.

The poor guy had enough to do before I got sick without having to take on caring for me as well. I don't know if my recovery is going along at the rate that HE expected but I can sure tell you it's not happening at the rate that I expected.

They (the powers that be, doctors etc) keep telling me it will be a long slow recovery but I just don't want to believe that. Although you might think since about all I seem to be able to do is sleep, sleep and sleep some more with a little bit of eating thrown in, you would think I would have gotten the picture by now.

Dave is not complaining but as you can see, I am really not happy with the current situation. I am dying to be hands on with my horses again and I can't even get to the barn by myself at this point. I have to be content with the sounds of horses and an occasional glimpse of them in the field I manage to get on the way to or from appointments.

With Dave's help, I did get out to the boys barn one day. I actually got to smell the glorious creatures and as I first walked into the barn I realized how much I had missed that smell. Then I even got to caress some muzzles but I couldn't help but notice their tangled manes. It broke my heart. I wanted so badly to fix them but my body just isn't going to accommodate that for some time ane there are just not enough hours in the day for Dave and Lindsay to be able to do that job too. I so feel for them as they try carry my weight too.

Of course, the horses don't really care about their tangled manes. They were happy to see me and clearly voiced that. It did my heart good to know they had missed me, maybe even as much as I have missed them. Hopefully there will be more trips to the barn coming soon but Dave has been so busy trying to get all of his stuff done AND take care of me, I hate to ask. I'm hoping I will be strong enough to get there on my own soon. In the meantime, I'll be stewing over those tangled manes and plotting to get them remedied.

36 comments:

  1. Glad you're alive and putting your (considerable) energies into recovering - but be careful not to overdo as that'll just set you back. Glad you got out to see the beasties!

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  2. Listen to your body , and rest when it sats so, the manes will keep, and I am sure once you are up and around you will hve those beautiful horses ship shape in record time. HAve missed you and been keeping you in my thoughts and prayers .Rest well and heal dear lady

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  3. You need a flock of 4-Hers to come out and give you a hand! Someone who reads here regularly has to know of a group local to you.

    Next, get well soon! Maybe Dave can help you get some pony therapy, which will bolster your spirits and increase your health. Pony therapy- known to cure what's wrong with horsewomen!

    Listen to your body. Heal, but don't rush it so fast. It knows what it needs to do if you'll just get out of it's way so your body can do it's job again.

    (((HUGS)))

    Good to see you online again!

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  4. It's so good to finally hear from you. Glad that you did get out to the barn and take in the sights, sounds and smells of the horses. For now don't worry about tangled manes or anything else but getting strong and well. Best wishes MiKael for a speedier recovery.

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  5. Glad you are getting better even if it is slow!

    Good for Dave for getting you out to see the ponies, that would be so hard to not get out to do anything with them while healing.

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  6. Oh MiKael, it's so good to hear from you! I'm glad you're alive :) I bet your horses miss you tremendously. I wish I could be there in person to give you a big hug. So glad to have you back!!!!!

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  7. ((HUGS!!)) I'm so glad to see your writing again!! I wish I was closer...I'd volunteer to groom your horses...and untangle manes!! Hope you're feeling better soon and can get more and more trips to the barn to see, smell, and pet your horses!!

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  8. Well, if you're worrying about manes, you must be on the mend. Hope you can get your strength back soon and spend time with your horses, they are always a help to healing .

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  9. So glad to see a post from you MiKael! Continuing to send healing vibes your way.

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  10. Welcome back! (Even if it's just part time)

    Bill

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  11. It's amazing how far a surgical procedure can set you back. Take your time; walking a bit each day helps in the recovery process a LOT. I know exactly how you feel; it almost killed me to stay away from the horses for two weeks after my mastectomy and then for six looooong weeks following my reconstruction.

    We had some pretty snarly manes around here too; and two tails that had to be shortened due to rats nests *laugh*. I know it's taking a long time, but you'll get there eventually girl - I'll vouch!

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  12. Any kind of abdominal surgery is extremely difficult to recover from -- none-the-less multiple surgeries. I remember people getting irritated with me when I was recovering from having my terratoma removed and saying things like, "Aren't you out of bed yet?" They'd suggest that my slow healing was a lack of effort on my part or that it was psychological. But there's a difference between having a limb broken vs. having your mid-section "broken."

    Anyway, horses survive out in the wild just fine with tangled manes and whatnot. Quite honestly, I probably only comb out my horses' manes once every few months so I don't pull too much hair out. Please don't worry too much and concentrate on your recovery. We miss you and care about you very much.

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  13. So glad to hear from you!!! And you know, there's really no better medicine than that smell of your ponies. :) Your body is telling you to slow it down, please listen and take all the time you need to heal.

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  14. It does my heart so much good to see this post from you - and I'm glad you got a little horse medicine. I really hope you start feeling better soon - and hat's off to Dave and Lindsey ... caretaking is hard work!

    Oh, and kudos to you for listening to your body and not pushing yourself. That's the best medicine of all.

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  15. I know it must be hard for you to let other people help out right now, but the rest will do you good in the long run and you'll be there for them someday, too. Take care of yourself.

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  16. rest woman! doing nothing is so much better than the alternative.
    So glad to see you are home and feeling strong enough to write.

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  17. It's good to "see" your voice again. I've been wondering how you are doing and missing your posts. Hope your recovery is steady and strong. The horses manes will keep until your able.

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  18. Good to see you posting again, even if just here and there.

    Maybe a 4H group, FFA chapter or the Arab club could come over for a day or so and help out? Just a thought... I would if I could, but distance is a bit of an issue.

    I know what you mean about the manes. I recently trimmed off our Arab stallions mane. I know, he's an Arab and you just don't do that... but I did. It will grow back, it has before. But you have to get better so you can give me 'what for' for doing it, ok? Promise me that?

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  19. If I lived an hour or so closer I'd totally come out and try to fix some manes for you :( I hope you get better very very soon!!!

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  20. I can't tell you how happy I am to see a post from you. Keep resting up. You are never far from my thoughts. Get well. Sending healing vibes your way.

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  21. It's so good to read a post from you! I'll bet it felt really good to visit the boys.
    Those tangles will come out easy enough. Annie gets mud balls and dread locks when it rains here and she's still got hair.

    Having Scouts, 4H-ers or the Arabian clubbers come over and clean stalls would be a great idea. Maybe Dave could put out a call or two.

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  22. You need to take the time to recover, the tangled manes will still be there and still tangled when you are able to do them--maybe one at a time??? Take the time to heal and be well again!

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  23. So happy to see your post. That "horse" therapy works wonders on recoveries. I hope you take your time and get the rest your body needs.

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  24. It is so wonderful to read a post from you again, Mikael. Make sure you get lots of rest and don't overdo it - your beautiful horses will be there waiting for you when your body is ready! In the meantime, I hope you feel better with each passing day, you're in my thoughts and prayers!

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  25. HURRAY!! Your back and on the mend! Missed you! While resting, perhaps watch the Canadian Nationsl live streaming this week!!!...it will give you a safe horse show fix!

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  26. I was so happy to see your blog name pop up on my reader! :) Your recovery and slowly getting back to your horses is great news. Please keep up the good work, and try to be patient. It will come.

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  27. It is a relief to hear from you, we have all been worried. I see that your website is down, and that added to the concern. Take it SLOW - I hope that you are able to get some help with the horses. I have to think that they have missed your presence very much. Please try not to over tax yourself. Take care, and get better soon!

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  28. I am so glad you finally posted. We are all wishing your speady recovery but don't take it too fast and hurt yourself. I think they should bottle horse scent.

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  29. Lovely to hear from you! Hope you will get to do those manes very soon!

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  30. So glad to hear you are on the mend ....all but slow I know!!!....but take care and the time to recover properly. That way you will be able to enjoy your horses without setbacks. Glad you got to go see them!

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  31. So good to see a post from you, you are constantly in my thoughts and prayers. As everyone else is telling you, rest is the best healing medicine at the moment, and try not to worry too much about the horses manes, at least you know that Dave and Lindsay are taking care of the essentials.
    Lots of love and prayers.

    Karren from Australia

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  32. So very glad you are feeling better. I would love to help you out with grooming, if I wasn't in Virginia. Prayers still coming for a full recovery, and the strength for Lydsey and Dave to shoulder the load till you are feeling 100%.

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  33. Hey MiKael, figured I should drop a line to let you know I think of you often and am hoping you're feeling much better. Sure miss your blogging and hearing what's going on. Hugs to you and yours.

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  34. So nice to see a post from you Mikael! I have just been fretting about you and hoping you are doing better each day! Take you time though, you will want to over do when you feel better, don't do it, it will set you back. (been there done that) I bet all your horses were so glad to see you, they don't care if there is a tangle or two in their manes, they just want you!

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  35. Just popping in to drop another comment of support. Don't worry so much about the manes, the horses are still there. Focus on the big picture, not the little puzzle pieces. It will all come together before you know it.

    Hang in there! We all know you are the least likely of all to go down without a Hell of a fight! Taking the time to rest and recover fully is still a way of fighting. So if that's what it takes? Then that's what it takes. Rome wasn't conquered in a day...

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  36. It's great to hear from you! I haven't been around much lately, but am glad I stopped by to see how you are doing. I sure hope you get to spend some more time with your precious horses soon!

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