Hey everyone I have just been informed of some pretty intense news that is going to change my life fairly drastically. I haven't told very many people yet..So here goes. As most of you know I train horses, it has always been my dream...well I recently got bucked off and injured my back. I went to the chiropractor to get adjusted because I thought I just needed an adjustment...come to find out I had to go to the hospital to get x-rays due to disk concerns. It turns out I have 8 herniated/ bulging disks throughout my spine, a broken tailbone, a scoliosis curve (rotation) starting in my spine, some nerve damage from the disks, twisted pelvis and degeneration in the joints, and loss of the the needed curvature in the spine. Alot of the injuries have been from past trauma that I just dealt with and I caused more injury with getting bucked off. Instead of surgery there is a chiropractic doctor who is a disk specialist and has specific treatment to correct and maintain my condition. Surgery costs a tremendous amount and has only 50% success rate...my Doctor has 85% success rate without the risks of surgery. Treatment is going to entail of at least 4 months of intense treatment then following that I will need maintenance care. This treatment isn't going to be cheap either and my insurance will not cover it.. Due to these injuries I will be unable to train horses or even ride finished horses. After treatment training/riding young horses is not advised. If I can not train now..Or in the future I have no income and will need to change my career choice. (TEARS!) For the next 4 months I can not do any work that causes me to lift heavy, strain, twist, or even sit for long periods of time... That is going to make finding work extremely hard. I am very saddened by these circumstances. I am not the kind of person who asks for help...EVER... But I don't have many options right now...family and loved ones will help as much as they can but I am going to have to find a new place to live, a new job that fits in what I am allowed to do, and a place for my horses.. I may need to sell at least one but that isn't going to be an easy decision..And I have to have horses in my life to keep my sanity..They are my passion and have been my life for so long. I will be able to ride again in the future... I don't know how I am going to pay for treatment, a deposit on a new place to live, my monthly bills and every day expenses for myself and my critters on my own without income, or on a low income job. So this is me swallowing my pride and asking for your help to help me stay afloat while I start on my recovery and a new beginning. Every little bit will help and be greatly appreciated. I wasn't expecting to be in such serious shape but I am happy to have caught it and to be correcting it now. Thank you everyone and much love.