Wednesday, November 09, 2011
a little white lie never hurt anyone right? My doctor wrote me a prescription for Adipex, and I am just going to lie to her and tell her I took them when I really didn't. I mean, I have taken them before, and bad things happened, so I just want to avoid that all together. I am going to tell her I took them for a week, they made me want to smoke and i flushed the rest. I think that is an acceptable answer.
We figured that we would try them because the insurance company is going to want to know that I tried that. I have an extensive history of being prescribed diet pills and them not working, so why should this time be any different?
On a different note, I made an awesome Cranberry-Apple chicken salad to take to work tonight. I don't know what it is about that combination that just sends my taste buds into orbit!
3 cups of shredded romaine lettuce
1/2 small onion
1/2 c of shredded carrot
1/3 cup of dried cranberries
1/2 Fuji apple cut into small chunks
3 oz of chicken breast seasoned w/ cracked pepper
1/4 cup of reduced fat blue cheese
I use a light raspberry vinaigrette dressing to top it off.
I love it. I actually made 2 of them. One for today and one for tomorrow.
Salads make me happy. I am so glad that they are not a food I will have to give up once my surgery is complete. I realize that I may need to make some changes to them, however I will still be allowed to include them in my diet.
I think that is all for now.
Monday, November 07, 2011
I grew up very near the main campus of PSU. I graduated from PSU. My father worked for PSU for 35 years. I never, ever thought I would be so ashamed of my Alma Mater.
They all need to be fired and charged.
It makes me sick
Monday, November 07, 2011
after several hospitalizations and a surgery - my Lucy cat is home.
We picked her up today.
The vet advised that she is to take it easy for ten days, Needless to say, she is not listening and her and Leroy are running around this house like two crazy cats.
I am hoping that she starts resting. I realize that she has spent four days penned up without a playmate, but she needs to heal and take the time to do that. She needs rest. Now, if she could only understand what I am telling her, we might get somewhere.
I talked to my surgeon's office, and I have now completed all phases except for the six months of Doctor supervised diet and exercise program. I have completed two months of that.
I will get the results from my sleep study on December 21st. That seems like a long time to wait. I will say that the sleep study was horrible. I was uncomfortable and I didn't sleep well. I am guessing that I did enough of it though to count.
The psychologist gave me the green light and the RD was amazed about by knowledge of nutrition.
My gym membership expired, and I was going to renew it, but I think it is going to have to wait until next month since the cat's vet bills pretty much wiped me out. I am going to be checking out a new gym. In the meantime, I think I will just ride my bike and walk.
that is all for now
Thursday, November 03, 2011
We finally got to bring Lucy home, and she had to go right back to the vet. The vet did blood work and it all came back alright. The next step was surgery. The vet performed the surgery and found that there was a string wrapped around the back of her tongue. It was so far down, they couldn't see it until she was knocked out. The string was into her stomach and into her small intestines.
She still has recovery ahead of her and will be staying at the vet office for the weekend allowing her to heal. Then once she comes home, she is still going to have a long road a head of her.
I feel a lot better now
Monday, October 31, 2011
I am so upset. My poor little Lucy Cat is very sick and she might not make it.
She was fine on Saturday. We were on the bed playing and snuggling. Then we went out to dinner, and when we came back 3 1/2 hours later to find she had thrown up multiple times. Everything went downhill from there.
We called in the vet on an emergency call on Sunday. They gave her fluids and a shot and sent her home. She got progressively worse over night, and I had to take her back today.
They kept her and promised me they would do everything they could for her.
Two weeks after I brought her home from the shelter, they called me checking on her. There was an outbreak of feline distemper. She had exhibited no signs of it, so I assumed she was fine. That was appx 2 months ago.
The vet thinks it is possible that she had the virus and that it is just now coming out. Although everything I have read seems to contradict that, it seems like it is the only thing plausible.
She was so weak she couldn't stand, and could barely move. The vet took some blood so we could rule out Feline Leukemia (which I couldn't remember if she was tested for at the shelter or not) and she had some x-rays to rule out ingesting of any forigen object or poisonous substance. All of those things came back clear. So now they are forcing fluids hoping to rehydrate her and go from there. They are going to take another x-ray tomorrow to see if anything has changed.
I am so sad. I keep crying. This isn't fair. I do everything I am supposed to do. I take excellent care of my cats. They go to the vet when they are supposed to. They are fixed. They have all of their shots. Then you have people who have animals and don't take care of them. Leave them outside, abandon them and they are fine.
I feel so bad because all Lucy wanted was someone to love her. She was a poor little stray that someone dumped off and no one wanted. I took her in, I gave her a home and all of the love she could ever want.
I think that is all for now, because I can't write about this anymore.
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