Remember how I said everyone at the hospital kept saying what beautiful knees I had? Trust me, they weren't talking about my real legs, but the apparently awesome staple job on my surgeries.
So, to them, this was apparently beautiful:
So, one concept of "beauty."
Somehow I prefer example #2, which is a beautiful "we 'k'need' you" bouquet sent to me from Carole and Don at Ansur Saddlery.
Now that's what I call beautiful in both vision and sentiment.
Thanks to all of you who sent good wishes, good vibes and words of encouragement. I will catch up on responding on blogs I visit during the week but sitting too long at the computer makes my legs ache a bit, so I am doing a little at a time.
I did go out to the barn this afternoon to give each Boy some apples and some extra hay. Tucker is still stuck inside with his missing shoe as we wait for Scott who got backed up and busy these last weeks. I suspect as the show season draws to a close a lot of his clients who compete are needing shoeing jobs ASAP, and my retired crew is just having to wait a little longer than normal.
We'll get there. They all looked fine and were very respectful of my crutches, so that was good. Not scared, just careful around me. Hope that continues.
Actually, I can walk without the crutches but it's much safer to have them for added balance, especially outside. In the house, I have plenty of furniture, door frames and walls, to steady myself so sometimes I use only one and if I only have a few steps to take, might not use any at all.
Healing continues and each day it gets a little better. I am sure physical therapy will help, but it's not going to be easy. I'm resting up to get ready and doing most of the exercises at home. But it's just not the same if you don't have a therapist to encourage you.
And, boy, would a nice massage feel good about now!!