I just spent the last hour throwing up from pain (what fun and
my doc is out of the country for 2 wks), but I didn't want to go off to bed before checking on how you are doing (and now that there is nothing left in my stomach, it should be "safe" to try to read again, and I don't think I'll be sleeping anytime soon
)! I haven't been around much over the past few days, but I've been thinking about
you & praying for you a lot! I still just cannot believe what that "doctor" did to you! I sure hope that your PCP agrees to take you on as a CP patient again! Then you can give that awful PMS a piece of your mind (although I suppose it is best not to burn your bridges, but still, what he did to you... that's just about
unforgivable in my book)! Were you able to get your staples out today? I hope you are continuing to heal & feel better! Hopefully you are able to get in touch with the SCS rep soon & add some more programs to your SCS! Don't work too hard!
lots of hugs,
Dani - Buying the horse is by far
the cheapest part of the deal. Then you have to think about
board (unless you have your own place, and board, at least where I live is ridiculously
expensive - around $500/month, and that is bare minimum board - usually for 24 hr turnout, not even a stall, or exercise!), then feed, vet bills, farrier bills, tack & other supplies, fees for training or lessons, etc, etc, etc. It can be very expensive! If your daughter is really interested in horses, the best thing to do is find a local barn that gives lessons & start there. Around here, lessons usually run around $45 for 1/2 hr private lesson, or $30 for 1 hr group or semi-private lesson. Leasing a horse is less expensive than buying, but can still be quite pricey (depends on the quality of the horse, what you will be using the horse for, & the terms of the lease). I think lessons are definitely the way to go at first. If she really likes it & is old enough, then she can probably help out at the barn & maybe even get free riding time, or find a special horse that she gets attached to. So don't rule it out completely. Maybe not owning, but there are other ways!