Now Playing: Day 858-The Final Road To Survival
WOW! What a fur mess we have on our hands with Littleblue! She is starting to shed really bad now with huge clumps of hair coming out. Its back to the daily ritual of evening raking and a handy vacuum. The only good part is that this means fall and winter is just around the corner. WOOHOA! Littleblue must wait until next week to see her groomer since the owners went on vacation. Boy! are they in for a real treat when they get back with Littleblue. YIKES!!
Since Eric's birthday is this Sunday and he will be 52 we decided to celebrate early by going out this evening. Mid week means less fuss and less crowds. I also have treatment in a few days which means 4 days of recovery so this weekend is definitely out of the question. We made sure to get most of the house chores done yesterday including some yard work. Eric started his birthday early by having an afternoon at my salon, hee,hee,hee,hee...I have been cutting his hair for awhile now along with a few friends of mine in the city. I just wish I could cut my own hair, of what I have left. Everyone says I do a far better job than any salon so maybe I went into the wrong profession growing up? Nah...I wouldn't change a thing and I loved my job as a regional DM-Team Leader for almost 15 years. I do enjoy cutting hair and I don't charge because its just nice seeing others happy and feeling good about themselves. That's what counts!
Outpatient therapy hasn't been going as planned. In fact after they have reviewed my prior records and recent tests they are very leery due to my "COMPLEX CASE." Funny, I have heard that more than a few times through out the years. Today was no exception. The only thing everyone can agree on with my unique medical situation-less is truly more. With the shifting of my spine, missing discs, bone to bone small fractures not including internal problems with organs that have become paralyzed and fused together they were honest by saying at this point they are hesitant to do any type of therapy. They feel I am doing good as one can with my full plate and that any type of therapy might actually cause me more harm than good.
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No worries though because I have learned through out the years to expect the unexpected so when I get bad news I am not let down. "A" for effort and giving things a try but its just not in the cards for me. I was given extra refills on pain medications-strong narcotics just in case although they realize I don't like taking medicine because of the side effects due to my body not being able to absorb things properly. I was warned once again that they would rather not have me driving in which I replied by saying, "I only drive when I know its safe. If I have a bad tremor/seizure or head day I don't drive." Its not like I am driving state to state seeing everything I need is pretty much within a 5 mile radius of our house. Time will tell but I sure hope my specialists don't pull my license due to uncontrolled tremors and seizures because that would be HORRIFIC! Since fall and winter is almost here it means less sunlight so less head problems. At least we are all hoping. I was blasted on my weight and low body fat. They would like to see me around 125 pounds and 23% body fat. "LIKE" is the key word but I am just doing good holding at 109 pounds and if you can't eat but five things a day which are 95% watered down liquids what do they expect my body fat to be? It won't be high. OH well...Sometimes you can't expect everyone to understand a Gastroparesis life and that even means some medical professionals. Its always been trial and error in what I consume. I don't see that changing but I did promise to "try" some other products through the pharmaceutical reps. We will see how that goes...
After running a few errands, walking the fur kids and looking at a few more potential houses in Henderson it was already time to take a shower and get ready to head out for Eric's birthday celebration. I already ordered his gift online and know hes going to LOVE IT! Hopefully I will get my second wind as the evening continues because so far I am dragging. This is Eric's night so no room for bailing out or complaining. Suck it up and deal with it GP Monsters because there is no getting out of this night. CHEERS!!