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The Week in Review: I'll try not to injure myself, my dog, or anyone else in the process...

Sunday, September 09, 2012

...of writing this blog.

It's been like The 3 Stooges 'round these parts this week. First, my dog apparently whacked his tail on something ("happy tail") and then proceeded to chew off the tip of his tail. Normally I try to treat simple stuff myself (I am a vet tech) but it was clear he needed antibiotics. So, we went to the vet on Friday. He now has a giant cone of shame and a bandage on his tail and looks rather pathetic. Now we just need to hope it heals up well and that he doesn't end up needing amputation.

Poor Dugan...the best treatment for happy tail is to put a giant cone on their head and make them very sad...

I went to Jiu Jitsu right afterwards. I proceeded to stub my pinky toe on the mat during practice. It really hurt, but pain is kind of par for the course in Jiu Jitsu. Well, it continued to hurt enough that I stopped rolling (sparring). Later that day, my toe turned a lovely shade of violet, followed by the surrounding area turning blue.

I started icing it right away and it doesn't hurt too bad. I did figure it was wise to hold off on doing Jiu Jitsu on Saturday, although I still went to the gym and did power lifting. I had to laugh because I was trying to be so careful with my foot and wore shoes during lifting, and then took off my shoes before stepping onto the mat to chat with the guys. The first thing that happened was that one of the guys rolled onto my foot. In any case, the bruising has gone down significantly and it is only mildly sore with certain movements. I am hoping to do Jiu Jitsu Tuesday (my birthday), and it should be okay, although I'll probably wear my wrestling shoes.

I went and watched some of my gym pals compete at a Jiu Jitsu competition last night. It's always fun to hang out with them outside of the gym, get to know them a bit better. My best friend Kristina came with and watched as well. The guys told me I should beef up the story about my foot injury, maybe say that I was fighting off ninja thugs and hurt it while doing an awesome move. Hmmm, it does sound better than, "I stubbed my toe on the mat..."

One of our guys representin' at competition on Saturday.

I don't mean to whine--it was just an entertainingly accident-prone week. This week was decent eating and exercise-wise. I did have a couple of days of PMS-charged eating that I regret a bit, but I got a grip and got back to normal eating pretty quickly. Got in some good workouts, got in 2 strength training sessions, got in my planned cardio, and some good yoga and stretching. The routine feels great.

My hope for this week is to have an enjoyable birthday week with friends and family, and to not get injured or let anyone else get hurt! We'll see how it goes. I really hope you didn't get injured while reading this blog!
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    I am oh so familiar with the cone head action in my house. I finally threw the last one away the other day. It terrifies my dog to even see it. But I am sorry that Dugan's tail is now all wonky and hope they don't need to cut it off any more.

    I am also very accident prone. Today marks 8 weeks since I broken my leg, but it is just starting to heal. I didn't heal at all the first 5 weeks, and was gifted with a hard cast on Thursday afternoon. I was not pleased. Oh, and I am still not pleased with it.

    I want to be out walking and be able to use that leg in my gym. But I am hoping this is the last month I will have to deal with this cast, or maybe I will need a cone of shame if I don't get this cast off at the end of the month!

    Good luck to your toe and to Dugan's tail!
    1749 days ago
    Poor baby!! I hope his tail heals quickly!!

    Sorry about your toe too.

    I hope you have a happy birthday. My hubby's birthday is Friday.
    1749 days ago
    Poor cone of shamed doggy! I didn't think you were whining in this blog at all, btw. I found it entertaining, although I'm sorry to have to say that. Injuries shouldn't be entertaining! I hope ya'll heal up nicely and stay injury-free for a bit. In case I forget, have a happy birthday on Tuesday!
    1749 days ago
    I will definitely celebrate your birth on Tuesday, even if it from far away. Once, my husband was riding our kids' motorcycle - a tiny, little Honda 50 - and sort of just fell over. The fall broke his collar bone, and everyone asked "Were you going fast? Were you popping a wheelie?" and he had to say, "No, I was barely moving." He really pondered coming up with something more exciting to say.
    1749 days ago
    So far, I'm safe. I hope that toe is feeling better. I broke several toes some years ago and I completely commiserate (feel your pain in fancy speak.) I used to tell people I was being chased by werewolves, but for some reason, no one believed me emoticon
    1749 days ago
    Poor Dugan in his Bonnet! My cat, Mrs. Palmer, often attempts self-amputations and self-mutilations, and self-cannibalism to treat her problems. I've had to put her in an Easter Bonnet from time to time. I think, however, she is learning that teeth are not the very best surgical instruments.

    Best wishes!
    1749 days ago
  • DOODIE59
    Poor Dugan! The cone of shame seems to be working:(

    Sorry, too, to hear about your toe -- but it does sound like you're clearing up your calendar for a splendid birthday celebration -- Have a great Happy Birthday:)
    1749 days ago
    Ahhhhh, Dugan is so sad in the picture. Apparently the cone of shame is working. : (

    As for you, I think that you should bubble wrap your entire body and double wrap the foot. That way, nothing can get you this week. LOL!

    Hang in there you two.
    1749 days ago
  • JULIA1154
    Poor Dugan - there's nothing so awful for a dog as that darn cone.

    You were smart to get all the injuries and drama out of the way early so that you can enjoy your birthday week. I hope it's a lovely week, a terrific birthday and a great new year for you! emoticon
    1749 days ago
    LOL no injuries here although I could've strained some muscles laughing over "the best treatment for happy tail is to put a giant cone on their head and make them very sad" - so true!

    Try not to injure yourself anymore, and have an awesome birthday week!
    1749 days ago

    You really DID have quite a week! ~ And I read the blog totally unharmed!


    Hope you have a super evening and a very happy birthday celebration!


    1749 days ago
    Good Luck and Happy Birthday early
    1749 days ago
    Ow! dang it!. I got pimple, a hemmorrhoid and acid reflux all at once. Great, now I have fleas, too.

    Hope your week (and your doggy's week) goes better!
    1749 days ago
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