I know, long time no update. And for that, I am truly sorry! I swear I have a pretty good excuse!
In August I had a laparoscopic procedure done for endometriosis. Recovery was supposed to be pretty easy, so I booked myself pretty solid about two weeks after the surgery (big mistake! Totally overwhelmed myself and have been playing catch up since!). However recovery was much rougher than expected as they did a lot of work on me. Turns out I have a pretty serious case of endometriosis. It has fused some of my organs together and is all over my pelvic cavity. It is a very painful, very unpredictable disease that causes so many complications. But at least we have answers!
Apparently when waking up from surgery I thought Athena had kicked me! I kept saying “Athena kicked me in my belly!” and the nurses asked “who’s Athena?” And I replied “my horse!”. They all start laughing and asked me questions. Apparently I was talking to Athena, telling her she is so pretty and such a good girl. I was trying to hug and kiss her too. When I finally woke up everyone told me I had to show some pictures of the horse I thought I was hugging and loving all over. So funny!
Unfortunately I wasn’t supposed to ride for a month. I was at the barn the day after surgery, just to sit in the stall with Athena and visit her. I wasn’t allowed to carry anything or do much, but thankfully I have friends at the barn who helped me. Athena was so very sweet and gentle with me. She even stopped to smell my belly several times, almost exclaiming “what happened here?”. Horses are so intuitive.
So #teamathenianlady has expanded and we are so thrilled to have them be a part of our team! Their faith has encouraged me and lit a fire in my faith that we can do this. We can totally get a little rescue horse to Worlds. We got this!
Read more about our journey together by CLICKING HERE! You can read how I found her, how we overcame an injury that most said she wouldn’t recover from, and how she went from an aggressive and scared rescue to a stunning and loving friend and show horse!
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