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Not looking forward to tomorrow

Thursday, June 07, 2012

As you all know, since I've whined enough, I'm currently on the night shift: 6pm-6:20am. With a 45 minute commute - gag.

I normally get home around 7:10, bed at 8.

Well, tomorrow I have to run to the store first (b/c I forgot I needed salsa and I *really* want salsa chicken for dinner tomorrow). So, I won't get home until around 7:30 or later. (Because town is the opposite way of my work. Seriously, I love living in the country, but being so far from a store kind of makes me batty sometimes).

When I get home, I'm going to throw everything in the crock as quickly as possible, then I have to head back out the door because my sweet-kitty-cat has surgery in the morning.
Lets just say, this mama cat is a wreck.

Back story on my cat, Zoie. She was a graduation from highschool gift to my cousin in 1998. (First of all, whos stupid enough to give a cat as a graduation gift to the valadictorian - who is obviously going to college is beyond me). That being said, my cousin kept her until she left in the fall. Then, my aunt took her in. Kept her for a year or two and then she got a chocolate lab - who happened to LOVE torturing cats. (Not hurting, just...torturing).
So, my mom took Zoie. My mom had Zo for probably....eight years or so. Then, when I got a house she said "aren't you taking your cat?!" (Although I never looked at her as my cat, of course I did!) I'm way more of a pet parent than my mom is. I love them. She tolerates them.

On that note, I've had Zoie now for four years and I super duper adore that bundle of fuzz. There is a pic of her on my main page.
ANYWAY, I took her in to look at a bump, and the vet said it was indeed a tumor, but she didn't think it malignant. She's going to do surgery to remove it and run a biopsy to confirm its just benign, but I'm so nervous. I'm very nervous about her going under the knife, and how she'll come out of it, as well as the outcome of the tumor.

But, continuing the day, once I drop her off at the vets (8:30) I am going to rush home, and hope to fall asleep immediately (which I won't).
Likely 9:30 before the zzzzz's come.
And I have to be up by 3:30 for work. YUCK. Not enough sleep for me.

I can't wait until my three day weekend coming up.
I hope Zoie's home and recovered by then. (Results will be in a week from Friday).
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    My doctor suggested melatonin to help me sleep. It is found in the vitamin isle. He told me I could take up to 6 mg a night (you need to ask your doctor how much you should take). I can only take 4 mg or I have trouble getting up in the morning. It works great for me! I sleep though my husband's alarm (he wakes 3 hours before I do) most mornings.

    It is so difficult to care for a sick pet when life is busy. This happened to me recently, just before Memorial Day weekend, one of the parakeets had a health scare. With work and everything else it was difficult to schedule a vet appointment. My husband ended up bringing her in for me. She's okay by the way.

    Hang in there. Zoie is so lucky to have such a caring mommy.

    I hope the surgery goes well. emoticon
    1957 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/7/2012 10:13:16 PM
    Hoping all goes well with your kitty:)
    1958 days ago
    A rough work shift like that makes it sooo hard. I just got off a 2am-10am shift, so I understand. It's so hard to catch up on your sleep. Good luck with everything.
    1958 days ago
    They say that laughter is good for the soul. Since you are a cat person, check out this site http://www.nanceestar.com/CatPill.h
    tml. It cracked me up. I have 2 cats.

    Back to life in general. Suggestions:
    Use your commute to listen to either motivational tapes or relaxation tapes or music that makes you burst into song. When you encounter road jerks, take deep breaths & make a fist so you don't "accidentally" flip the finger.
    On your days off, preplan and prepare meals for the upcoming week. Then you can focus your attention on you and your puddy cat :) If you can't sleep then meditate or grab a REALLY BORING BOOK and you might be asleep in no time.
    Good luck in your endeavours!
    1958 days ago
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