When we had to put down our dog, my Mom made us sit around and talk about it, and remember all the good times, after it happened, and we got back home. Back then, terms like pet parent weren't yet common, and if you suggested that to my Dad, he would have looked at you like you were crazy. The argument for pets being a part of the family is that we used the same method to get past my Mom passing. We sat and talked about good memories, and how we felt. Think about the good times, and as times passes, the memories stay strong, and the hurt diminishes some. Sorry for your loss.
Went to the doctor today. The student doctor that saw me, thought since I had gout, that had to be what was wrong. The doctor who oversaw her, vetoed that idea, and also nixed the idea of bursitis. I have inflammation of the patella region, and that is sore, but the bursitis would be deeper in the knee. So they wrapped the knee, gave me a scrip for Prednisone, and sent me on my way. I don't like Prednisone, and told the doc that sometimes it made me short of breath, and she said that shortness of breath wasn't a side effect of Prednisone. Also worried about weight gain. I have a 6 day run of the steroids, and after the first 2 pills, the pain is diminished, and I can bend my knee. Hopefully it fixes the problem, and the side effects are minimal.
Russell - current BMI 31.4
197 - bmi-30
164 - bmi-25
| current weight: 192.6