Wednesday, February 16, 2011
I got up yesterday at 6 and got breakfast fixed and some of my chores done so my son and I could leave for St. Louis by 10 A.M. We did not have time to eat lunch and the surgeries took until 2:30. We were lucky I had a couple of Atkins bars in my purse as that is all we had to eat until 3. We didn't get home until between 4:30 and 5 and had to sling a meal together. I had to do more chores when I got home but some just didn't get done.
The "patients" were both fairly miserable and Rico was mad. He was howling on the way home and thought about biting me. We got them settled in for the evening and got them to eat a few bites.
I was exhausted. My arthritis has reared it's ugly head. Pinky on the right hand was looking bad -purple, swollen, twisting. I'm lucky the pain was not worse. It was mostly numb. Numb is good because when it isn't you immediately understand how raccoons can chew their limbs off. I will have to deal with this and won't be able to ignore it. Tighten up my diet and exercise plan. No cheating. I have some allergies going on and possible a mild cold. I laid down early in the evening.
I had to get up early again today and do shopping and errands. I left early and made it home by noon. Went to the DMV, post office, bank, newspaper office, Aldis, Kroger, and Wal-Mart. My son spot cleaned the cages and took care of the "recuperators" while I was gone. When I got home we ate lunch and I got the rest of my chores done then I tended to the 2 post ops convalescents. They are eating tiny bits but it hurts a lot. Tonight we fed Rico some ground liquid food but Blocker refused it. We gave them both pain meds.
I did some batch cooking and made enough meat to last for 4 days. Enough veggies and mixed berries for 2. It should make my days easier.
My son has pulled a muscle so he went to help with the 2 younger classes of taekwondo but didn't stay for the adult class. He has a cold too.
It was 70 degrees today. I wish I could have spent it outside.