Eight Weeks Post-Op...I RODE TODAY!
I started physical therapy last week, and have been doing well. My post-cervical spine fusion check-up went well and I have been feeling better after some complications.
Today my instructor/trainer got on my gelding (as she has been doing regularly, to keep him in some level of work) and after she was done with her ride, I GOT ON AND RODE!!!!!
It was just for a few minutes, maybe ten at most, and it was just a walk and instructor/trainer walked with us. But I rode my horse for the first time since June!!!!!
And it was pretty freaking awesome! Isn't that amazing? Eight weeks ago I literally couldn't walk and was rushed into emergency surgery. And today I rode my horse.
P.S. Everyone was so concerned about staying within arms reach while I was on him, in case there was a problem. But when he did actually whack me in my forehead with his own great big head, later in his stall, nobody was there to worry about it. I am pretty certain I would have known immediately if the plates that are now holding my cervical spine together had been dislodged during the whacking, right?