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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Woke up this morning feeling as if I had been drinking vodka shooters all night. Which I had not.
Had the worst hangovery feeling headache ever.
I dont remember taking any medicine out of the usual yesterday or drinking any alcohol at all.
I might have had something too salty.
But I do believe it was the way I lay all night.
I dont think I turned over or moved for at least 3 hours. And I was up pretty late.
Could also be sleeping with the ac on all night in the bedroom.
But, I have gotten addicted to the noise, I cant stand the hum of the overhead ceiling fan and I cant sleep without some sort of air.
My bedroom is small, so a fan just adds to the whirling noise that keeps me awake.
Honey says my hearing is way too sensitive, this from someone who could sleep thru a spaceship landing in the yard.
Sparky seems to be doing some better, he only had one bowel movement early this morning, which does concern me, I am giving him stool softeners, so I think he should have had at least one more.
I sure do not want him to get constipated or have a hard bowel movement with those stitches still in for another 7 days,
He has had some blood today, but not too much, I just checked him a while ago and there was a small spot.
But I did get him an e collar today, so hopefully he cant lick at it.
My left foot is killing me, I have to face facts, and get an appointment to find out what is going on with it.
A spur hurts on the inside ankle bone and in the arch and ball of the foot.
And it isnt just when I am on it or walking....its getting to be a constant pain.
I can hear the doctors echo now....."looooseee someeee weiggghhtttttt"
I kinda wish I had left my surgery date alone, I would have had my surgery this coming Thursday.
But with the sick dog, and the septic tank going in, "HOPEFULLY" by the end of the week.
And getting some other things in order first....I know I did the right thing, pushing it back til August 30, but it seems so far away now.
I just want it to be over, get over the pain and recovery and get started on what I know is going to be a tough road, a long and winding search for my center and hopefully in the end, the right decision and a brand new life.

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BRAVEONE92 7/22/2011 10:17PM

    Sorry to hear that you are having
such a hard time. I hope your little
dog gets better. I know people love
them like children. I have never had
a dog because of allergies. Sorry too,
that you had to put your surgery date
off 'til August. Hopefully by then,
things will have settled down some.
I have been having the arch problem
as well. Mine are sore and achy. Don't
make an appointment with the foot
doctor. It's a waste of time! See an
orthopedic doctor instead. Best
wishes. Please let me know if you get
some good results on your ankle & arch.
I don't think it is all a weight problem. I
was told it was arthritis. Really was a
waste of my time!!!!

Comment edited on: 7/22/2011 10:21:32 PM

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LOSINGLINNDY 7/19/2011 11:33PM

    Sorry to hear of your headache and that your foot is hurting so much. Hope YOUR DOG HEALS QUICKLY AND NO LONGER NEEDS STOOL SOFTENERS. I THINK YOU MADE THE RIGHT DECISION.

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pull the covers over my head....

Friday, July 15, 2011

Do dogs personalities change once they have been neutered?? My dog is 8 years old, hes no spring chicken. Why I waited so long to have him fixed...Well, had it been left up to me, I never would have. Even though, I never tried to breed him.
But when he developed a hernia and couldnt go to the bathroom without pain and distress, and the help of stool softeners....The vet recommended the neuter to help relieve the swelling in that whole area.
So, now he is home, safe laying by my feet. Double set of stitches, from the neuter and the hernia....But seems to be subdued. He has pain pills and antibiotics.
I was surprised they didnt give me a cone to put on him to keep him from scratching or licking the area.
They told me if he does that it wont be til it begins to heal and itch and maybe the hair growing back will bother him some.
Time will tell how the hernia surgery went. Hopefully with very soft, high fiber food and mineral oil and if needed, stool softeners, he wont have to strain.
As for me....I had only slept, fitfully, about 4 or 5 total hours in the last 2 nights.
I nearly dozed off several times in the chair having my hair colored yesterday and wish I had rushed straight home to bed and made the most of the day, by sleeping.
Another early day to go pick Sparky up this morning and tried to doze after I got home, but worrying about leaving him in his kennel alone and the constant phone ringing and right back up I was.
But it began to pour down the rain at 2pm and I headed to bed for a good hour nap.
Not nearly enough and I am hoping tonight I can sleep thru til morning.
Honey has to work tomorrow, so right back up at 4, but at least I have no place to go and I can go right back to bed.
Hope each of you has a good weekend and thanks to all the comments and concern for my little dog.
I just wonder if he will be changed......

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QUESTFORLULU 7/16/2011 1:06PM

    Sending healing thoughts for Pickle. I do believe he will change for a while, but that's due to the healing process. Then he will be back to his normal self.

My vet doesn't always give the cone out right away either. But she does say that if he starts to show too much "interest" in the stitches, it's time for the cone.

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CEKER9 7/16/2011 12:52AM

    You will be more comfort to Pickle if you get some sleep. Stop worrying, he's right there beside you and you can see he's ok! Enjoy your weekend!!!

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a simple phone update would be nice!!!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

I have been up since 4 am...if you call what I did last night sleep. Or, the night before for that matter.
I only slept about 2 hours last night, and was up at 4, I had to take Sparky to the vet for his surgery at 7. So, I am still up.
I am super stressed out over him.
I wish they would have called me and updated me on him. Why do they do people that way?
I mean I dropped him off at 830 this morning and did some errands, got my hair cut and came home.
I called at 3 to check on him and they said they dont do the surgeries until after regular clinic hours.
So, I dont even know at this point if hes had the surgery. If he came thru ok or what.
I wish they could understand that these pets are like family to us. I cant imagine just taking my child and dropping him off at the hospital and not even knowing anything for 24 hours!!!!

I came home and cleaned my kitchen and ate a Subway chicken sub. And the new Fiber One 90 calorie brownie.
These are very good, and I think I will end up eating 4 or 5 if my stress doesnt come down some.
I hope each of you has a good and pleasant stress free evening.

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QUESTFORLULU 7/15/2011 4:06PM

    Sending you hugs. It's hard. But your vets office is giving him good care. I just know they are....vets are special people.
Take lots of deep breaths. And I'ms eind healing thoughts for your "baby".
LuLu emoticon

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TEXASGIRL48 7/15/2011 8:05AM

    I know how you feel. I have to take mine in this morning to be neutered. I hope things go well. I don't know if they will keep him overnight or not. I feel so bad for him, he wants a drink of water and he can't have one. I know how he feels.

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CEKER9 7/15/2011 12:58AM

    Pickle will be fine... he's getting the best sleep he's had in a while and when he wakes up he'll curse the collar. I will say that if he's like the animals I know they will "'pretend" pathetic with the collar. Just ignore it they are fine... they just can't bite or chew their stitches. Plus he will be so happy to see you and you him that all the time apart will just be a dream! You and he will both be fine!

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YOU_GOT_MAIL_ 7/14/2011 7:31PM

  I know exactly what you mean. I have a dog and he is my baby. Pets are like children, they are a part of the family. I would freak out too if I wasn't getting a update. I don't even like to leave mine at the groomers. I stay paranoid when I have to leave him anywhere. I hope everything goes good for Sparky and you get a update soon.

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GARDENQE2 7/14/2011 7:23PM

    My heart goes out to you as you worry about your baby!

Quick! Put the rest of the brownies into the freezer, so they won't be such a temptation! emoticon

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what if my dog hates me???

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Tomorrow is the day I am supposed to take my dog to be neutered and have a hernia repair.
I am just as nervous as the night before my son had to have his appendix out.
And I keep saying, "maybe I shouldnt, its not my body, why should I make that decision for my dog??"

But they said it would help reduce the swelling, and maybe I wont have to give him stool softeners to help him go forever. And maybe he can gain some of his weight back, you can feel his bones now.
My own surgery has been postponed until August 30.....I had to focus on my dog and the work we are doing on our land.
I have a guy coming next week to do some backhoe work and trying to get water, etc going.
I just needed a buffer zone between all this and my surgery.
And besides, I read the article about how more surgical mistakes take place during the month of July.
Hope all of you have a good day tomorrow. I will be stressed to the max!!!

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TEDDYTEDDY 7/15/2011 6:22AM

    I wonder the reason for more surgical mistakes occurring in July.....

Hope your doggy feels better soon!!! emoticon

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GRAMMACATHY 7/14/2011 2:01AM

    I signed a contract saying I would get Buddy neutered as he was a shelter dog. Not only did he not hate me, he still loves the Vet too. Your furbaby will still love you.

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SAMODER 7/13/2011 11:59PM

    You are doing what needs to be done. You have to make the decisions, because he can't. Everything will be fine. You'll keep him company just like he'll keep you company after surgery.

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CEKER9 7/13/2011 11:05PM

    How could he hate you... you are doing the best you can for him. Plus, I am sure that you will baby and pet him for days afterwards!!! He'll soak all of that up and because of it he will heal better and faster!!!

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_LINDA 7/13/2011 10:35PM

    Its being a responsible pet owner to neuter your dog if you don't want unwanted babies and it sounds like he needs the hernia repair, best to get them both over at the same time..Wishing him all the best and a speedy recovery!! Its a shame you have to postpone looking after your own needs, but after reading that article, I would consider moving it too. My surgery is August 4 in the afternoon, not the best time (mornings when they are fresh is better)
Hope everything works out for you and pooch!

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LOONADELE 7/13/2011 10:10PM

  Poor little guy. It sounds like he could be doing better. I bet he will thrive after his surgery. Don't worry...these are very common surgeries. Plus, you'll have an excuse for babying him for the next few days!

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

I know we should be proud to be free citizens of a free country.
But when I see stuff like I am seeing on tv, about the possibility that social security checks might not go out next month.
And its all due to the fact that the right and left are all a bunch of hateful, uptight, never worked a day in their rich, daddy handed it all to me, I went to Harvard or Yale lives.
My father and my father in law, both labored and I do mean, real back breaking, life threatening, body aching, lungs full of coal dust, underground coal miners.
And now, to see them and others being treated as pawns in the games of the chess players!!!!
Makes me ask where our pride went.
We pay more attention to what dress Lindsay Lohan wore to court, than we pay to healthcare.
I have a friend on Facebook, who had this article about how Obama lied about his mom having breast cancer and not having health insurance.
And that he was trying to shove his plan down our throats.
I told her, be glad if you have health insurance and thank God that you arent one of the ones struggling and suffering and going sick or injured because they do not.

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GRAMMACATHY 7/14/2011 1:58AM

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QUESTFORLULU 7/13/2011 4:39PM

    you tell 'em sista!

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RMEADOWSAPRN 7/13/2011 3:47PM

  The country is a mess, I agree. And politicians do not deserve the quirks and benefits that they have been given. But, bottom line, the politicians are doing what their constituents tell them they want. What constituents want in their own states impact the country in ways that the individual states don't always consider. So if we want change, bombard our Senator's and Representative's offices with telephone calls. Get friends and relatives to do the same. Make your voice heard! The input of the constituents impact their voting record. That is politics, and that is not so evil. :o)

Healthcare is a mess because society is a mess and welfare needs to be reformed. There are too many individuals on disability that do not deserve it, which drains our social security and keeps those who seriously need disability benefits from getting them.

Pre-existing conditions is the most horrible clause in healthcare. It helps no one. Illness worsens without proper care, leading to higher cost care, which drives healthcare costs up to compensate for those who cannot pay for their care, and everyone eats the cost in the end. (Except those who don't pay taxes.) However, every able bodied individual should be obligated to caring for themselves, obtaining health insurance (which should not include pre-existing conditions and should be affordable) and also be responsible for the consequences of not taking good care of themselves. Social responsibility is a very touchy subject.

Far left, far right, whatever. I am a healthcare provider that takes care of people from all walks of life, right, left and in the middle. I think that people are generally hard working but if given and easy way out will take it in a heartbeat. Unfortunately, the easy way out sometimes hurts the masses. emoticon

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