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Sorry, but my computer's been on the fritz

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Have to get a new power cord for my laptop, and the old computer's just too slo-o-o-w. I simply do not have THAT much TIME!!!


Took the old Kitty to the vet

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Had to take the old Rusty kitty to the vet. He has had a ?cyst? on his neck below his left ear that's been bothering him for some time. He wanted me to rub it (which I did not do), and he just kept letting me know that it was a problem. Sometimes it would seep, and then the hair would get matted onto it. Well, just a few days ago, it was bleeding a little. I cleaned around it some, and yesterday and this morning it looked like it was healing. This afternoon, though, when he came to me for attention, it was really bloody. So we got ready and went to our good vet. She knows we're poor these days, and she thought it should be removed; so she gave us a rock-bottom price, and we said to go ahead. She will remove that mass along with another one (which doesn't seem to bother him) that's between his ear and his eye. I should be able to pick him up later this evening. He's my old sweetheart kitty that I've had since he was dropped off in the trailer park where I was living in March of 1993. We've been through a lot of good times and bad together, so he's worth what this will cost if it gives him a more comfortable existence for a while.

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VIBAUSTIN 10/1/2009 4:30PM

    God bless your kitty. We had Random Roger and I know what you mean about them being special.

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SUSMAX 9/30/2009 7:04PM

    Prayers for your kitty!

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    Hope you and Kitty are doing better tonight. emoticon

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JOCHEBED1 9/30/2009 5:00PM

    God bless your kitty.. i remember having a kitty we took the vet and there was nothing we could do for him because of our finances..thank God it wasnt that bad.

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Health News Article about Weight and Sleep

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

I went to bed early and slept better last night, and the weather has cleared up some today. And the old kitty is feeling better, so things are looking up.

There's a Spark People Health News article about the benefits of losing weight (10% is good, but any loss will help) for better sleep. Here's the link:

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CLUEFAIRY 9/29/2009 7:06PM

    This is so true. Before I lost 35 pounds, I had 120 episodes in an hour. I went in for another sleep study after losing 15% of my body weight and it was halved, 59 episodes per hour. I do not believe that when I reach my goal weight my sleep apnea will be in complete remission, it's just too severe, but to halve it again would be awesome.

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    Thanks for the link.

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Weather change today

Monday, September 28, 2009

Well, this is really fall, isn't it. Today is breezy, chilly and rainy, and I just want to stay indoors. Not enough sleep last night due to worrying about my old kitty; so, all in all, today is a down day, I guess.

The old kitty seems somewhat better today. He has a cyst on the side of his neck that has occasionally been seeping or bleeding a little, which it was yesterday. It bothers him sometimes, I know. His body language is telling me that he wants me to do something about it. He's about 17 years old, and sometimes he moans or groans in his sleep. He has thyroid hyperactivity, and has been on a thyroid blocker for just about 2 years now. However, he's been losing weight again lately, so I think his dose needs to be increased. The thing is that he's been my close companion for over 16 years (which is a year longer than I was married), and we have our little routines. He's been with me through several job changes and moves; and I dread the thought of having to put him down, which I will have to do if the expense becomes too much or if he's suffering.

As I stated, it's a down day today, I guess.

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PATRICIA441 9/28/2009 4:07PM

  One of the hardest things to do is see a loved one suffer. Is your dear cat saying to you It is time to let me go! I am not at peace. I will keep you in prayer for peace on what to do. I have two fuzzy kid cats so I know your pain. Tender Hugs. Pat

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PATRICIA441 9/28/2009 4:03PM

  One of the hardest thing is to see a loved one suffer. You would want the best for your beloved pet. Is he telling you It is time to let me go? My heart goes out to you and I will keep you in prayer. I have two cats who are my fuzzy kids so I know your pain. Hugs. Pat

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Fall is my favorite season of the year

Sunday, September 27, 2009

When I lived in the South (Memphis area for 4 years in the early 70's, and then Jackson, Mississippi, area for 2 years in the late 70's) where seasonal changes are less dramatic, I learned that I enjoy the changes in the seasons, and especially autumn when the leaves turn beautiful, brilliant reds and golds, and then fall to the ground. Raking them is work, but it's fun, too, and great exercise. When we were little, my dad used to rake up big piles of leaves, and then my sisters and I would jump in them and play.

Today was an absolutely gorgeous autumn day here, and I was outside for a while. However, I did not go for the bicycle ride that I should have taken. Instead I have mostly sat inside with the cats. Tonight there are storms coming through with possible high winds, rain, and cooler temperatures for the next couple of days. I'll get some more bike riding in yet, though, when the sun comes out later in the week.

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    Here in east TN our leaves are just beginning to turn. They are so pretty and plan on some hiking in 2-3 wks when they peak.

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