#pinkygate2016

It's been one month and one day since I made my unplanned dismount off Runkle, and an alleged jammed finger turned into weeks of pain and aggravation.


I'll freely admit I'm not dealing with it very well.

I still have three pins in it. My body decided Pin #4 no longer needed to hang around, and pushed it out so far that my doctor couldn't click it back into place (which absolutely killed). So he just took it out.

I also got cushier straps for my splint, since it seems we are going to be better friends for awhile longer.



As far as recovery time, despite persistent grilling my doctor won't give me a hard timeline anymore. Probably because he knows I'd throw eighteen hissy fits and cry in his office again if he told me what he really thought.  He does say its healing perfectly and I'm taking really good care of it and I said uh, yeah, I wanted this healed like yesterday. I don't know what I've been high on, but I finally (FINALLY) accepted that this is not going to be healed sooner rather than later.




You know, what's funny to me is I had so many emergency contingencies planned. I have enough roll cotton to run a Build a Bear, antibiotics to stock a Haiti emergency clinic and syringes for days. Runkle is part of the local vet's wellness program; he's privy to vaccines, checkups, included dental and a 5% discount on whatever else he gets into.

But not once did I consider a scenario where I would be the one injured.



So, soon Runkle and I will feel like a team again, and until then I guess I'll just keep muddling along. In the meantime, ground manners bootcamp it is!!

Comments

  1. ughhhhhhh getting sidelined by injuries (albeit a fairly gnarly one like yours) is pretty much the worst ever. fingers crossed (too soon?) that it's not too much longer before you're back in the tack!

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    1. TOO SOON

      how long were you out with your foot incident? ive literally never been sidelined by a long term injury like this before. worst EVER.

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  2. Ugh things like that are so frustrating. I forgot what else I was going to say because I'm still chuckling at Emma's fingers crossed comment. :)

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  3. Who would've thought a pinky could cause so many problems! That sucks, I, too, will cross my fingers (sorry, couldn't resist) that the lil guy gets better soon.

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    1. omg you guys are the WORST (or best. i wonder how many finger puns there are). and yeah pinky so ridiculous!!

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    1. actually the pain has been super manageable thank GOD. after surgery pain died down its pretty okay!

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  5. Thats sucks so much. I'm really sorry. Could you just ride anyway? I cannot count the number of times I have ridden even though doctors told me not to. Also, I managed to sit on my thumb while mounting yesterday and it's now hugely swollen and painful, but I'm avoiding medical care because I feel like the answer is going to be don't ride and f that.

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    1. HAH yeah i thought about not doing anything about the pinky for that same reason but it hurt so much the next day i couldnt think straight. i struggle every day with the no riding mandate... sometimes im like stop being a pussy and get on the horse...

      im having trouble imaging how the hell you managed to do that with your thumb...

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    2. I'm just really talented.

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  6. Oh pinkies!!! Such a small and insignificant seeming finger… until something happens to it… :( sending healing thoughts your way and hopes of a quick recovery!!!

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    1. thank you!!! and yeah pinkies are way bigger of a pain in the ass than you could imagine!

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