Coming out of high school and going into college was a huge adjustment..more homework, making some friends, making my own decisions, it was all so new! even now 3 years later, college has it's ups and downs. Let's take a journey back...
Fall 2009: First semester had 7 classes. BIG mistake! I ended up not being able to keep up and the result was failing one of my program classes- which put me back a year. Another change was breaking up with my 'boyfriend' who I'd met when I was 16. Just a year earlier.
Winter 2010: One of my "friend's friend" asked me out. Again HUGE mistake. although he said he "loved" me and "had butterflies in his belly when he first met me" I realized that he didn't actually want ME, he wanted my body and over the course of the semester kept trying to touch me and get me to reciprocate. Uh, no! I managed to get up the nerve to break things off and go back to my friends' from whom he'd been trying to distance me from.
Fall 2010: I made the horrible decision to have an operation on my leg. That summer my doctor had recommended a lengthening of the Achilles tendon as it would help me walk better. after months of deliberation I decided to hell with it. Oct. 6 2010 it was done. I was in a cast for 6 weeks with a couple of therapy sessions afterwards. I say a couple because it was a therapist who came to the homes, and I was in so much pain, (plus I couldn't STAND her). So I ended things there.
Winter 2011: Not much happened I was still in recovery mode from the surgery although I did make it back to my riding lessons which are such a joy to me.
Fall 2011: I had started to sometimes have pain in my legs during the summer on and off. I ignored it all through the course of the semester until November. In November I suffered what was probably the worst fall I've ever had off a horse. Like my instructor said, usually I'm on my feet again before she even realizes that I'm off. Not this time though; it took me AT LEAST 10 mins before I was able to even try to get up, I was so winded and shaking like a leaf. But it was after that fall that the pain became my constant companion.And then there was the biosopy I had to undergo...all for nothing!
Winter 2012: Right before going back to school, during the winter break, I began therapy. First it was 3 times a week, then 2, then every 2 weeks and finally every 3. And let me tell you, in the beginning it was agony. Actually it's only been recently that I've managed to touch my toes; the day I was finally able to was such an accomplishment, I was so proud.
Now my 3rd year of college is done. I officially did my last exam this morning. Only a year and a half left!!