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  1. I know this is a very old thread but I was...

    I know this is a very old thread but I was searching the internet today for DWO information. I have used DWO in the pump spray on my horses, my cousin's horse when we are on the trails, etc. NEVER...
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    A girl that rides from Darolyn Butler's barn...

    A girl that rides from Darolyn Butler's barn entered this year and came in 2nd. My barn manger knows Devon and rode with her recently in the Armadillo Ride. That ride is a real challenge! I will...
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    I tried Equiwinner patches for my horse that had...

    I tried Equiwinner patches for my horse that had developed anhydrosis. I didn't get the result I wanted. I had an extra box of them for 3 years. Someone on a trail riding FB group was having...
  4. Thanks Sheilah. So sorry you are having such...

    Thanks Sheilah. So sorry you are having such problems. Ugh. Nerve pain/injury is the pits.

    I joined a local Wellness Center on Monday and went the first time Tuesday to walk in the pool and...
  5. Girl I was freaking out. Dang :no: I have thin...

    Girl I was freaking out. Dang :no: I have thin hair on top as it is. I don't like losing one single strand much less a bunch of them.

    I went to the Wellness Center today and they were having a...
  6. Got Gait...that is thrilling news!!!! So glad...

    Got Gait...that is thrilling news!!!! So glad that you got to at least get on and go for a little spin. Your mare sounds like she is worth her weight in gold. Hopefully you will be able to go...
  7. GotGait, I just read your thread and I am so...

    GotGait, I just read your thread and I am so sorry you have to go through all of this. I started having shocks down my back and legs in mid-October 2012 and by the end of October was walking wobbly....
  8. I am clicking along but still get pretty dang...

    I am clicking along but still get pretty dang tired. My daughter graduated from college a week ago and I had to climb up and down stairs. I did just fine with my back but it wreaked havoc on my...
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    Glad to hear you have been cleared for PT. I...

    Glad to hear you have been cleared for PT. I wish I could magically be stronger and my legs not be so freaking weak!
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    I had it 2 years ago coming this August. I had a...

    I had it 2 years ago coming this August. I had a tear from many years ago aggravated by my job. My right foot was turning in towards my left foot. (I was told recently that was my back causing...
  11. I take 300mg Gabapentin 2 times a day and it...

    I take 300mg Gabapentin 2 times a day and it helps. I started taking it back about 5 months ago. Just had surgery and I will be on this for a while.
  12. I just got back from the doctor a little while...

    I just got back from the doctor a little while ago. Staples are gone!! Woot!!!! I am improving and can now get out and about. I have to walk more every day and build up my core muscles again. I...
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    Isn't that the truth?!!!! My hubby or my mom...

    Isn't that the truth?!!!! My hubby or my mom generally carried them as I was using a dang cane. My last visit before surgery I was by myself and dragging them but it was ok. I just can't wait for...
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    I wish I had had disks of all of mine. OMG...

    I wish I had had disks of all of mine. OMG dragging around 4 sets of films was a PITA!!! So glad you have an appointment. Hopefully a cancellation will come through and you can get in earlier!
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    Just read the entire thread. Hoping that mole...

    Just read the entire thread. Hoping that mole was just a little decoration on your head!!! Saying prayers for you. Being "down" where we can't be with our horses sucks too. I am recovering from...
  16. I have no experience with that but I wish you...

    I have no experience with that but I wish you well! Hope they can get you out of pain and back in the saddle. I am off for months because of thoracic back surgery. Ugh. So ready to get out to the...
  17. I am getting better but my gait is still a little...

    I am getting better but my gait is still a little off and I still get tired. Monday the 20 staples come out WOOT!!!!! My friend Betty is going to take me to Houston and we will certainly celebrate...
  18. I don't have an answer for you but just wanted to...

    I don't have an answer for you but just wanted to say I feel for you and hope and pray for you and your horse that the vet can come up with something that will work. Are you soaking her hay to keep...
  19. Thanks Charimaryllis - I appreciate that. ...

    Thanks Charimaryllis - I appreciate that. Sprained back doesn't sound fun either!!!

    2tempe today is the first time I put a bra on. My mom's cousin came to visit and since it is a man I thought I...
  20. 2tempe - OMG that would be wonderful if I could...

    2tempe - OMG that would be wonderful if I could ride at even 3 months - 2 would be fabulous!!

    I think I am doing pretty well - I am not taking pain meds or the muscle relaxer except at night. It...
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    I can't wait to get these dang staples out. The...

    I can't wait to get these dang staples out. The muscle right next to the staples is not a happy camper.
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    Personal Champ - I don't do well on pain...

    Personal Champ - I don't do well on pain meds/anesthetic either. I would check out both type of doctors. I had a neurosurgeon. He has an impressive resume - he is a Colonel in the US army and...
  23. Teddy, thank God I am not really hurting now...

    Teddy, thank God I am not really hurting now except for occasional twinges. I took both meds last night when I went to bed. I do have one spot just to the left of the incision that feels like a...
  24. thanks rubygirl. I am better. I didn't...

    thanks rubygirl.

    I am better. I didn't take pain meds or muscle relaxers at all today. I am supposed to take them twice a day. Yesterday they made me way too woozy. I don't do well on meds...
  25. Ok...so maybe no one has had this exact surgery...

    Ok...so maybe no one has had this exact surgery but anyone have surgery on their thoracic area of any kind?

    I am getting better everyday. Feet and lower legs are still numb but my toes are...
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