Saturday, June 11, 2016

Quick Update

Kersey: Our dog is back to her usual happy self and is following Brett around while he works.  She checks in with me once in awhile, but primarily focuses on Brett.  Her pain medication is keeping her comfortable and the bone spur seems to have settled into its new home.

Me: My foot isn't broken which is great news.  However, it does have a significant "crush injury" which involves bone contusions, ligament strains and nerve irritation.  When the doctor told me it would take six to twelve months to heal, I about died.  He assured me it wouldn't take that long to stop hurting.  In the meantime, I need to support and pad it so everything can heal.  It feels pretty good when I wear the walking cast so I'll keep using that for awhile.  I did clean one of the pastures this morning and that was all I could manage.  It will be a slow process but I can do whatever I want, as long as the foot is supported and it doesn't hurt.  Works for me.


  1. I did not know anything was wrong with Kersey, and I'm so sorry your foot is giving you trouble. Sounds like you are going to have some serious limitations for awhile. Ouch.

  2. In some ways the recovery might have been faster had it been broken! I don't remember how it happened but I'm glad that you can keep working.

  3. Good news about Kersey. Glad she's doing better.

    The whole foot thing sounds annoying. Take care. Maybe it will heal faster than they predict.

  4. It's probably a relief to know what's wrong with your foot and how to proceed with the healing. Glad Kersey is feeling better!!

  5. An American in TokyoJune 13, 2016 at 8:37 PM

    Oh no! I hope your foot feels better sooner than 6-12 months later!
    I had some problems after one of the riding club horses stepped on my foot last year (my fault, not his) and even though nothing was broken, it did take a long time to get back to normal. In fact, I'm not sure it's even back 100% yet from when the accident happened (last year), but at least it doesn't feel much different than my other foot, except for some stiffness. Just take your time! =)


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