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UPDATE: RunForIt no longer has a halo...

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  • UPDATE: RunForIt no longer has a halo...

    15 weeks, 4 days ago, on December 26th, I went out to do trot sets on my little guy Rasta...some 40 minutes later, after he got spooked by some kids waving flags in a golf cart driving towards us, I was on the ground, then walking back to the house, with a C2 vertabra fracture...and have spent all this time in a halo brace. I just found out this weekend, I was on the critical list for 5 days...

    I came out of the halo today...I am so lucky to have had so many of my COTH friends like retreadeventer and CookiePony, eventer_mi and KarenC, as well as blackwly, and annikak and everyone else out there who have taken the time to PM me every week...I do not know how others have gotten through times like this, but I do know how much all of you have helped me do it.

    Rasta is entered at Full Gallop in May - wonderful Lellie Ward in the irons. I take over in September.

    I love you all
    ~ it no longer matters what level I do, as long as I am doing it..~ with many thanks, to Elizabeth Callahan

  • #2
    Congrats, congrats, free at last and all that. You must be one happy camper. Again, hugs to your super hubby. IIRC, he saved you. Tell him we all really appreciate that.

    Yeah for you!

    The above post is an opinion, just an opinion. If it were a real live fact it would include supporting links to websites full of people who already agreed with me.



    • #3
      Hooray! Thats wonderful! Let us know how Rasta does!
      "Perhaps the final test of anybody's love of dogs is their willingness to permit them to make a camping ground of the bed" -Henry T. Merwin


      • #4
        Loss of halo does not get you out of Angel Class, however, girlfriend!
        Proud & Permanent Student Of The Long Road
        Read me: EN (http://eventingnation.com/author/annemarch/) and HJU (http://horsejunkiesunited.com/author/holly-covey/)


        • #5
          yay, yay, YAY!!! I'm so excited for you! Take it easy, don't overdo it, and if you feel at all nervous, back off to a point where you feel comfortable. You'll be back where you were in no time at all.

          You didn't, by chance, take my saddle out on trial, did you? It's listed at fine-used-saddles.com. I noticed today it was gone .
          "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." - Thomas Edison

          So, the Zen Buddhist says to the hotdog vendor, "Make me one with everything."


          • #6
            Wahoooooooooo! Good job. What a long and scary time.
            I am so pleased for you. Good healing and as eventer_mi said, do not push yourself too hard. Stay in your own comfort zone. It may be different than it used to be but no worries, you'll be back! Congratulations.
            Proud and achy member of the Eventing Grannies clique.


            • #7
              Congrats! Kick on!


              • #8
                So happy for you!!! Can't wait til it's you back in the irons!
                --Becky in TX
                Clinic Blogs and Rolex Blogs
                She who throws dirt is losing ground.


                • #9
                  wow....very very cool! I'm very glad you are having such a happy ending and look forward to hearing when you are back in the saddle again!
                  ** Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip. ~Winston Churchill? **


                  • #10
                    That's great! I was thinking about you this weekend thinking it was about time that thing came off...


                    • #11

                      Got a little choked up reading your update! Big Congrats, you just cannot keep a good eventer down!!


                      • #12
                        That is awesome!

                        What a LONG winter and spring this must have been for you!
                        "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals" Immanuel Kant


                        • #13
                          You just made my day!!! I'm so happy to hear this!!!! Bravo!!!


                          • #14
                            I remember reading about your accident. Great news for you!


                            • #15
                              You go girl!


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                                • #17
                                  I keep hearing Aretha Franklin singing:

                                  Freedom, Freedom, Freedom oh-oh Free-dommmmm!
                                  Click here before you buy.


                                  • #18
                                    Woohoo! I am SO happy for you! Halo's SUCK (as one who had one as well) in that context!


                                    • #19
                                      Super news! Take care of yourself.
                                      "If ever I did not have a horse or dog in my keeping, I should feel I had lost touch with the earth." ~Beryl Markham


                                      • #20
                                        It's very inspirational to hear this story; wishing you speedy healing with no complications, and hope to read a post on the board that confirms that you are back in the saddle by your "proposed date"

                                        (Lellie's sig line quote is excellent, BTW--love it!...great advice for us all.)
                                        "Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies."

                                        "It's supposed to be hard...the hard is what makes it great!" (Jimmy Dugan, "A League of Their Own")