Yup, good ol' Vicks VapoRub.
While digging in the "Medicine drawer" I found this faithful friend from Childhood. While the container is plastic now, instead of the cool Cobalt Blue glass, the effects remain soothing and comforting...like they were when mom slathered you with it, while you recovered from a bad cold. I did just that, slathered my chest throat and nose with Mr.Vicks.
Since last week, after that sale then Windy ride, I've been kicked to the curb(bed rather) with what I thought was Strep..then after self medicating for 4 days with Homeopathic's and lots of tea and bed/couch rest...it seems to have moved downward. I am not usually down this long, having a pretty strong /healthy constitution. But whatever this is- took over my whole body-throat first!
My constant companion, Freyda cat, has been mimicking my moves on the couch.
Her furry toes gave me smiles, as she soaked up the little bit of sunrays we had last week.
She purred and made sure I had everything I needed, accoring to her, to heal up~
I got to see the mare once, mid week, for about 2 hours of "hair removal", and grazing.
My mare too, made sure I was calm and relaxed, by sending me those vibes herself~
Something was definitely up with her at first, as I collected her from the field. Once we started to walk through the filed to the gate towards the stable...she began LEAPING like a gazelle-on a 12 foot line! Yea..imagine that. I decided quickly to stand still and let her leap, as she did, in counter clockwise rotation completely around me till she came to my right side again. I knew at this point my disapproving "pressure" towards her would make her escalate. I was being the way I wanted her to be..in control. Once she came around ( took about 3 leaps) I put my arm in the air to signal her to stop, and I turned also to face her. She did. I kept my arm in the air, till she put her head down and snorted...I then did a series of start- stops on the way to the gate. She was good then.
After I brushed her and then took on myself, all the flyaway shedding hairs, we went for a walk to hand graze some of springs new grasses.
We got to meet the 31 yr old retired endurance mare Zee. Wa always (usually) lowers her head to meet others, verses up and over a fence. I take it to be submission.
"What now ma?"
Answered that question herself...back to grazing!
So, now I am going into the "Urgent care" nearby. I don't have a proper Dr. yet since, we are in the hospital system now. I have done all I can, with all the resources natural..I need someone else to help me through. I am NOT a drug taker and I kinda think that's probably the route they will head me towards...so on the way home(if that is the case) I shall pick up some live"Probiotics" to add the the arsenal for recovery!
If I can recover enough...the gal that Owns THEO, the large Black Warmblood gelding Wa mare pastures with here
She is going to help me get back into shape by lunging me on her Theo, stirrup/rein less starting sometime this week. Then, as I ready my mare again for the arena and a saddle...she'll lunge me on her, hopefully. I am excited.~
Off to urgent care I go...see ya all later..maybe I'll have the energies to focus more- and catch up with you all!!