Cooper’s annual exam
Saturday, July 07, 2018
The Cooper-dog had his annual exam and 3 year rabies shot (and his annual vaccinations) yesterday afternoon. Quick and easy. It took maybe 20 minutes... and most of that was me explaining my concerns. lol... He is good for another year. (Well, three years for the rabies shot.) I really appreciate our vet. She is fast and efficient, yet still friendly and thorough. She has talked me down from a panic over Cooper a number of times, when he has gotten himself into various silly predicaments. And soothed my anxiety over him when he has been truly injured (which has only been about 3 times in the past 7 years!)... usually he is sandbagging and being dramatic over nothing!
As for my health? Not so great... my rheumatologist had to double my lupus medication... again. And I had another virus that caused (ahem) digestive issues... enough said. And my mental health has been of concern. The term agoraphobia has been mentioned by both my therapist and the psychiatrist. I have lived like that before. It isn’t fun. It’s frustrating and limiting and scary. Somehow I broke free before... though I am not really sure how. I am not sure if I have it in me to fight that fight again. As it is my anxiety levels are fairly high and seem to be rising no matter what I do to try and calm them... yes, I have tried breathing, and meditation, and prayer, and biofeedback, and massage, and acupuncture... the only time that I am fully calm in myself is when I am petting or cuddling the Cooper-dog. Or he is doing something funny and making me laugh. The pup doesn’t realize it, but I depend on him a lot!
I ended up doing a downstairs neighbor’s laundry last night. She got a line on a used AC unit (she didn’t have one in the last heatwave!) but she had to go immediately to get it and had already started her laundry. I got so distracted doing HER laundry I forgot to do MY Friday evening chores. ERP. Oh well. Good thing Friday happens every week, huh? lol