Now Playing: Day 773-The Final Road To Survival
Happiness to me is new emery boards and clothes that ACTUALLY fit! Its also finding a way to better darken my sleeping quarters so the spring/summer sunlight doesn't get the best of my head.
Cuddles kitty is doing a bit better each day. We still must keep a close eye on her in regards to her heart murmur. I can tell when it is bothering her because she hides in various parts of the house. Oreo has his moments with his seizures so we continue to do our best making his surroundings stress-free and comfortable. Since its been fairly nice outside and the temperatures haven't been too hot Oreo and Littleblue have been enjoying plenty of time running around in the backyard. Since Littleblue's summer coat is now fully grown in she gets tired easily. After ten to fifteen minutes outdoors she is ready to come back inside. Oreo has a day at the groomers scheduled for tomorrow so he can stay cool outdoors when the temperatures start to rise this weekend. At least the groomer can shave his hair super short but since Littleblue is a Husky hybrid her hair must stay long. If you cut her hair short it won't grow back so she only gets an occasional trim but plenty of baths.
Its been a tough time lately finding clothes that fit. I wear a size 2 in juniors and a small in tops. The average "healthy" woman is not a size 2 nor still has to shop in the juniors department but I have no choice. Same with my hair that is barely there... Soon I might have enough wigs to open a shop in my house, hahahaha!. Most department stores don't carry juniors size 2 in pants or jeans so I was very happy today to have FedEx deliver some clothes that my friend bought me as a late Mother's day gift. Guess what? They fit! Finally pants and jeans that are size 2 and new tops to boot! WOOHOA! Add onto that other little things such as new emery boards that now cut the time doing my nails in half. Thank goodness! Just a few things most people take for granted but to me they mean a lot.
Since I am getting horrible tremors and seizures with migraines lately my specialist suggested I make my sleeping quarters a bit darker. Not that having room darkening curtains with dark colored towels hung up at night aren't enough but now the sun is starting to beam into the back part of the house that lets in light through the dining room. Of course the dining room is right by the living room thus my sleeping quarters/couch bed. The spring and summer sunlight also got to me around this time last year and usually makes my seizures worse. Arm tremors drove me nuts today so if I need to make the front part of the house darker then welcome to my new bat cave. BOO! Talking about literally sleeping with the VAMPIRES...My friend-Caregiver said this evening, "Wow! this is going to make the room so dark that I might have a hard time now waking up." Hahahaha! The things you must do being sick. Crazy isn't it?
My new surgeon called this afternoon and it seems we now have to set my appointment back a week which might be a good thing. Its been so crazy this month that waiting until early June might be a blessing in disguise to start working on the next step for my upcoming surgeries. This evening we finally made our way back to the local park so I could get some exercise. Boy did it feel great to get the heck out of the house! Sure, I got some more strange looks from my mask but its nice sometimes to be incognito. Who is that masked/sunglass woman anyways? Hahahaha! My joints and muscles are still sore and recovering from the last round of seizures so walking is a win-win for this gal. Hopefully I can catch a longer break and get back into some sort of routine but with Gastroparesis you don't live for tomorrow. You live for today.
"Courage, is knowing that something scares the hell out of you, but you do it anyways because you know it will change your life forever."