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July 11, 2017

Summer Update

Not much change happening on the IIH front. Headaches are still ongoing. I saw my neurologist recently and she is pushing to get me off the OTC meds. I completely understand this, Tylenol and Ibuprofen are hard on the body, and daily use lead to rebound headaches, which could be contributing to the daily headache issue.

Dr Giammarco wants to go the Botox route to treat the headache cycle, alternatively, there is the medical marijuana for chronic pain option available in Canada.  Currently, I'm looking into options, doing some research and weighing the side effects.

Horse shows!

Rachel has competed twice already! Her first show was in June. All shows are held at the Hamilton Hunt Club in Caledonia

Getting ready for the show


2nd place ribbon! 

2nd, 4th and 5th. Pretty good for a first show!

The second show was July 2nd. Canada Day Theme

Schooling the day before the show!
Testing out the quarter sheet we made for Patch.. aka Toes in the Sand!

Toes in the Sand!

Patch wasn't happy with the sheet so left it off for the show. 

4th, 4th, 7th, 8th place ribbons for the Canada Day themed show! 

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