Sunday, March 30, 2014

WHO REALLY WON THE LOTTERY?

If you know me, you know how much I love to play the lottery.  Now, I do not have a gambling addiction.  You see, I believe that my little $1 will win Megamillions or Powerball.  The only thing I'm not clear is when...  I wanna be a Billionaire!
OHEC - Sugar's View

Ahhh, to live a life of leisure with my full time staff attending to my every need.  My home will be fabulous with stunning views, carefully prepared meals and transportation, complete with my own driver, on the finest vehicles.  My personal assistant will scurry about making sure I look my finest wearing the latest (and most comfortable styles).  Ahhhhh...  that life...

Wait!  Hold on!  That life I want... that life I dream about...  OMG...  IS SUGAR's!  How did that happen? Hmmmmm...

OHEC - Her paddock view
I do believe Sug won the lottery 'cause she has everything I dream about, including calling the City Barn her home with its fantastic facilities, great views and a caring staff.  She is a lucky horse, indeed!

Tuesday is Sugar's appointment at Tufts Veterinary Hospital ('cause only the finest will do).  She is still NQR - reluctant to move forward on the lunge, unable to hold her canter and still exhibiting neurological symptoms.  An organic cause was ruled out - not EPM. 

Folks have asked me how "I was holding up".  For the record, I am a rampant optimist.  I believe that they will either find something and fix it or they won't find anything and she'll be good to go. There a million of scenarios lurking in either of those results - a million of them.  I choose not to open any of those doors...

This philosophy works for me.  I learned this well when I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005.  I knew I was going to live because I had all the good characteristics...  Yet to survive the ordeal from mammogram, surgery, chemo and finally to radiation (6 months), I had to deal with "What I Know to be True" rather than live in fear and speculation.  And, I did this one day at a time...

So, now I have to run out and get that lottery ticket.  I want to live a life just like Sugar!

4 comments:

Tracy said...

Sending jingles your way for a speedy recovery!

Amanda said...

That is a huge mental strength many of us lack but admire. I sure hope Sugar gets better soon, though.

Seema Sonnad said...

Jingles for Sugar, but you have the best attitude for a horse owner.

Jodi said...

That's such a great attitude to have! You are an admirably strong person for approaching challenges thrown your way with such positivity. I hope that Sugar gets better soon!