Medical Expenses and Recovery Assistance

Medical Expenses and Recovery Assistance

From Stephanie Rose

Rose was injured in April when helping with a rescued horse. Her healing has had setbacks as she has needed to work to pay bills, including medical expenses. More healing time is needed, donations allow time off to heal.

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Update #1

8 months ago

Hello and gratitude to all!
Life is scary and a bit uncertain right now.
Update from ortho team is one more month in a cast, then hopefully, move to a brace with physical therapy. Admittedly, I have not been able to “stay quiet and rest” as instructed but this last appointment has scared me into it. The fracture isn’t healing as it should and this has resulted in a longer layup and longer rehabilitation period with lasting effects. It’s location is mostly to blame for this and living alone means I have to use my hand no matter what, even a little.

I am using this time of recovery and healing wisely. With ongoing support, I am working on ways to adapt to the new physical limitations going forward. Art, collaborative projects, moving into the online course development sphere and creating a clinic curriculum.

Thank you for helping to keep me sheltered, fed and bills paid!

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On April 4, 2021, I was helping a friend with a new rescue from a local auction. Rescues are always an unknown factor but this one was very sweet and had excellent ground manners. I was attempting to use a pan of feed to help catch him up from the pasture when he showed food aggressive behaviors, one of them double barrel kicking me at the grain pan. The result was a non-operable fracture to my left ulna, just above the wrist.

For my career and lifestyle, this injury has been a near mortal blow. I’m writing this five months later and I still am not medically cleared to return to my “normal” life and work. I have worked with a couple of quiet horses, with help, but my left arm is very weak and the compensatory injuries in my body are very apparent. This will be a longer healing journey. 

I have had to move in with family and park my rig (which still needs work I cannot yet do physically) for reasons of cost and feasibility. Most of my bills are on payment arrangements and my horses are boarded with generous, kind friends. 

All of this change has brought forth mental and emotional health issues as well. Depression, anxiety and stress from all directions that you can imagine! I am very fortunate to have access to counseling that has literally saved my life a few times these past few months. I have also been diagnosed as Neurodivergent and advised to make changes to better accommodate myself as I heal and begin working again. 

To wrap up, I appreciate everyone who has been able to support me as I’ve been healing and navigating physical, mental and emotional changes. Nothing is the same as it was five months ago and my care team has assured me that it will never be that way again. I am so grateful for the care, compassion, generosity and support while I learn how to work again. 

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Stephanie Rose posted a new update:
8 months ago

Update #1

Hello and gratitude to all!
Life is scary and a bit uncertain right now.
Update from ortho team is one more month in a cast, then hopefully, move to a brace with physical therapy. Admittedly, I have not been able to “stay quiet and rest” as instructed but this last appointment has scared me into it. The fracture isn’t healing as it should and this has resulted in a longer layup and longer rehabilitation period with lasting effects. It’s location is mostly to blame for this and living alone means I have to use my hand no matter what, even a little.

I am using this time of recovery and healing wisely. With ongoing support, I am working on ways to adapt to the new physical limitations going forward. Art, collaborative projects, moving into the online course development sphere and creating a clinic curriculum.

Thank you for helping to keep me sheltered, fed and bills paid!

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