Tuesday, May 24, 2011

MRI image

I had my MRI yesterday and I haven't heard what the results are yet, but here's an image that the machine produced:

Cool, huh?! That white orb is the head of my left humerus (the long arm bone that connects the shoulder to the elbow) and on the left of the image is my chest/front, and on the right is my back.

I am going positively NUTS sitting around but I've decided that it's worth the wait to make sure nothing is wrong with my shoulder before I get back in the saddle for real. I should know the results by tomorrow afternoon. I've still been going out every day and doing L's stall (ahh, the glamorous life of a rough boarder) but not riding, other than my one jaunt in the Western saddle. Lauren (Lucy's leaser) has reported that L has been really quiet lately, which is odd. She spent a week without turnout because it poured for five days, she hasn't been ridden nearly as much as she's used to, and she's calmer? WEIRD. I remember a comment someone made on a COTH thread I posted. They wondered if being in work 6 days a week made the horse too fit and that's why she was so unmanageable under saddle. Maybe they were right. Maybe she needs 2 or 3 days a week off instead of just 1. I guess we'll have to do some experimenting once I'm cleared to ride again!

She is looking really beautiful and really dapple-y, which I am very happy about.

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  1. Ouch!

    Staying away from riding when you have an injury is so hard. I broke my hand last fall and started riding in about a week (just walking the trails). My hand ended up taking really long to heal...probably because I was riding, mucking stalls, grooming, etc... I just loved the "work" of owning a horse...ha ha!

    At least you have Lucy's leaser to put time in u/s and hopefully your shoulder is just fine...fingers crossed for you!

  2. I would tend to agree with those over at COTH - especially with an OTTB who is USED to being in work 6 or so days a week and being "amped" on that sort of schedule - maybe its like muscle memory for her - 6 days = HIGH ENERGY!

    will be interesting to see how she adjusts to less days in work once you get riding again (and speedy recovery!)


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