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   Posted 9/3/2010 4:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,
so lately i have had a really hard time, and i'm still struggling alot with pain and fainting and lots of other symptoms taking the life out of me! and my best friend being in hospital and just feel so sorry for her and you know how it is, i wish i could do something for her and take it away!

Today i got a phone call, i was in so much pain i really didn't want to bother talking to anyone or answering but i thought i should just incase it was about my friends surgery or something! So i answered the phone, turns out.. i have been asked to be on the national equestrian team!! This is such an achievement and i am so so pleased because i haven't been able to ride much or at all lately and to be asked with so little training i am just thrilledd :) The nationals are in a month though, so its unlikely i will be able to actually compete or ride. So a bit disspointed about that but i guess knowing that i got accepted into a team against many adults who have been riding their whole lives means i know i can do it again next year and will hopefully have some answers by then, but if not i guess i will just have to rest alot before so i can kick some butt wink hehe

Just thought i would share some good news here as lately things haven't been too good for me, and i'm still pretty scared about some up coming appointments and results, but this news has given me something to smile about for now and keep my mind of things :)

Hope you are all having a low pain day


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   Posted 9/3/2010 4:47 AM (GMT -6)   
That is SO wonderful buttercup!

I am so sorry that you probably won't be able to compete this year, but knowing that you have been chosen is such an amazing accomplishment!

Perhaps one of your contacts with the team will have some medical contacts who can help you.

This opportunity is so rare that it could only have happened to someone like you. I knew by your posts that you were a great example for others to follow. You are a winner girl!!!!

Now we just need some good news on how they are going to fix you so you can practice....:)
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   Posted 9/3/2010 10:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow, that IS exciting!!! Buttercup, how long have you been riding? My daughter (now 27) has been horse crazy since her early teens, and ended up working at the racetracks, grooming horses and hot walking them after races. She totally loved the job!!

When do you think you'll be up to riding with them? Would being on the National Equestrian team give you more opportunities to potentially ride in the next Olympics? Wow...wouldn't that be amazing!

Good luck to you Buttercup! I hope you're feeling better soon, so you can get "back in the saddle again".

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   Posted 9/3/2010 5:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats Jess! That sounds like a lot of fun! You must be really good! :)


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   Posted 9/3/2010 7:21 PM (GMT -6)   

Congrats :) You should be proud of yourself - just being offered a spot is a huge achievement.

I hope you find improvements in your pain and get some answers to all that's going on... Hang in there...

Main Health Issues: Dysautonomia/POTS; CFS/Fibro; Chronic Pain (back issues, migraines, carpal tunnel, among other things); Chronic Hypertension; Hypothyroidism and Hypoadrenalism; Mixed Sleep Apnea (on BiPap); Depression/Anxiety; Vitamin D Deficiency.

MAJOR surprise - Pregnant, w/ twin little girls (after six boys). Due Sept, 2010. Praying they are healthy. YES, you can have chronic pain AND have a successful pregnancy - not easy, but it can be done. :)

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   Posted 9/3/2010 8:00 PM (GMT -6)   
 Thats absoloutley  awesome Buttercup !!! Your so blessed !!! Congrats big time  , you've every right to be excited about your present and your future ! !!!!   Mikel
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