Ginnie, Never heard of therapeutic riding IN the water, that's awesome! LOVE that idea. I used to teach therapeutic riding... now I need it.
Must be indoors? Certainly the wrong time of year to be swimming with horses outside now in Canada
Patty, not driving would be a real hassle for getting to the barn etc. I've been driving since my accident, I'm very lucky. In hindsight, I probably shouldn't have been for the first week or two, but the ER doc only told me not to drive myself home from the hospital. I wouldn't have been able to find my way home anyhow!
Lying about being dizzy to be cleared to drive... yeah, that's not cool. Last thing you need is to cause an accident and hurt yourself more, plus the risk of hurting / killing someone else!! Yikes. Glad you're doing the right thing. *hug*
I don't fall because I'm dizzy so much, its some lack of coordination that no one has been able to nail down just yet. They've dabbled with vestibular therapy and orthopedic therapy and now I'm out of extended health coverage so my therapies are on the back burner until they renew in January.
I'm pretty confident I could ride ok, but I've been proven time and time again that I'm not a good judge of my abilities anymore. I also thought I could go down in our deep ditch last week and retrieve our garbage can lids and ended up tumbling down 12 feet to the bottom, cracking my metal cane, but not knowing... crawling up out of the ditch, standing up using my cane and SNAP it went... me falling down right at the side of our very busy road with horns blaring.
So given stuff like that, I'm trying to be patient and trust that my doc knows my limitations better than I do. But its hard. I'm antsy!