June 21, 2011
The doc talked about me coming in next week to have either of 2 things done.
1. making a small incision under general anesthesia and pinning the bones back together
2. pinning the bones without the incision under local freezing.
Either way it would mean a cast on for 6 weeks.
I told him OK as long as he formed the cast so that i could still hold the reins. He thought that was funny.
He also offered to write me a note saying" no cooking, no laundry, and no house work". My kind of Doc!
I was almost home when I got a call from him saying that they had a consultation back at the hospital and they thought the could position and cast without doing surgery. Again, my kind of Doc!
So, I go back in on Thursday to get option three done.
Life is awkward, but still good on the acreage.
In the meantime, they gave me a splint, read cast, which will make riding even more awkward.
To make it worse, I had to turn down the annual horse driven cattle drive by our neighbour taking the 120+ head up to the summer pasture, right down one of the main highways. It's always lots of fun!