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Comment : bolting horse = broken femur!
Posted by Laura on Fri 11:45am 11 August 2006
I am in week 5 of recovery after breaking my femur-thigh bone when the horse I was on bolted and was heading for a main road. I had to make a decision quick and decided to jump off as I could not risk getting us both knocked over( the horse was absolutley fine ran back to the stables without a care in the world!!). I landed arkwardly and heard my leg snap as I landed...ewww! it was extremely painful to say the least and i sympathise with any other fellow bone breakers!!An anbulance came and because of the adrenaline the pain relief would not take effect,it look over an hour to get me on a stretcher due to the pain.I was given the maximum dose of morphine it would not work due to the shock.I thought I would go to hospital get a plaster and be on my way but the break was complicated and I had to have surgery to have my femur fixed by having a metal rod inserted into by bone and nailed in position, I lost alot of blood in the op and needed 3 bags of bl0od after op. I ended up staying in hospital almost 2 weeks and missing my holiday to Corfu!!But I am thankful to be here to tell the tale. It will be another 3 month until I can weight bear. i am back home I look normal apart from my crutches as I have no plaster just a couple of scars..I know I have been so lucky. I am doing small excersises to build up my muscle which has wasted away.The pain is mostly muscle pain I do not get any pain from the bone itself...touch wood!! I am getting better every day and luckily I have a fab fiance who has helped me thru this so far but I think the trauma of the accident may have put me off riding, its not the riding but the worry of an accident I suppose. I love horses and only started riding 2 year ago Im dissapointed my childhood dream of horse riding has come to an end so soon. But I loved every minute of it before the accident. Well done to anyone who gets back in the saddle..Im sure it takes alot of courage.
Im glad I found this site and I hope you all have quick and painless recoveries.
- bolting horse = broken femur! - Laura Fri 11 Aug 2006
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