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Journey with Friends – Week 42 

23 Oct

Welcome my friends to our weekly issue of Journey with Friends.  This is a time that we come together for support, for encouragement, for fellowship – all with one single goal in mind – to live better.  Welcome to our journey to share our goals and our accomplishments and our disappointments and frustrations.

Together we can do this!


Sunday, October 15, 2017 –  Running a few errands today and trying to get some shopping done before my surgery.  Lots of little things to get for preparation.  Just trying to make sure everything is ready to go.  I did find a bed rest today – go me.  And it’s cute, pink and fuzzy.  Should be fine for sitting in bed or on the couch during my surgery.  That is if I can keep Houdini off of it – LOL.  Miles Moved: 0.67

Monday, October 16, 2017 –  I’m having a hard time with moving/walking these days.  I’m off my pain meds in preparation for surgery so each day is a challenge in itself right now.  But I’m moving slowly like a turtle.  Miles Moved: 1.74

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 –  Can you believe Halloween will be here in a couple of weeks?  I’ve got to get started in finding our costumes for the Hotel Thompson.  Shaking my head.  Where is the time going?  Miles Moved: 1.22

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 –  I’m slower than molasses today but I’m moving.  The cold is starting to set in here in the south – finally!  It feels good on one hand but it’s making me slower on the other paw.  But I’m moving on slowly and surely.  Miles Moved: 0.90

Thursday, October 19, 2017 –   I’m moving bit by bit but I’m moving.  I can’t wait for surgery just to get back on my medicines for my RA.  You don’t think you need them until you don’t take them in preparation for surgery.  Oh my gosh – I *need* them – LOL Miles Moved: 1.24

Friday, October 20, 2017 –  Slow day today.  We have lots of errands to get done tomorrow.  Any takers want to do them?   Miles Moved: 1.09

Saturday, October 21, 2017 –  Well that is one way to get some movement in – errands.  But I’ve got lots of things to get done and out of the way – specifically this weekend is to get all of the Australian pictures completed and start blogging about that amazing trip.  You do want to hear about it, right?   Miles Moved: 1.25


Thoughts for the week: Sometimes we get all stressed over things to come.  I admit it.  I’ve done and am doing the same with my upcoming surgery.  But you know what?  It’s going to happen regardless of my stressing or not.  So really why stress?  My body is going to go through enough stress in healing so why add to it?  I know that is easier said than done but really it’s the truth.  And we all love the internet and the things we can find there – it’s an endless fountain of information.  BUT, some things we don’t need to research any further.  I’ve done my homework on my surgery.  I know what is going to happen.  I know the trauma my body is going to go through.  So tell me why I watched another video of the actual surgery this week?  eeww – that just about freaked me out.  No more.  Paperwork is signed and done.  Payment is done.  No more watching videos on the surgery!  


This week walked: 8.11

TOTAL 2017 Miles:  495.31 (Shooting to break 500 next week!) 

 ❤ small goals turn into big accomplishments ❤

 
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31 responses to “Journey with Friends – Week 42 

  1. Genevieve Petrillo

    10/23/2017 at 12:39 pm

    Definitely lay off the videos. I have 2 friends who had the surgery. They both did GREAT and are thrilled with the result. You will too.

     
    • Piglove

      10/23/2017 at 4:33 pm

      Amen to that my friend. No more videos for me. I’m just counting the days until I’m on the other side looking back. I’m so ready for it. ((HUGS))

       
  2. easyweimaraner

    10/23/2017 at 12:59 pm

    all paws are crossed and the candle for good luck (battery operated of course) is placed. we all are there with you in our thoughts and we send tons of good vibrations…
    btw: the time runs like crazy… someone doped the clocks I bet…

     
    • Piglove

      10/23/2017 at 4:34 pm

      They had to! This time is flying by. I know it will be here before I know it – but I’m so ready! I just want it done with at this point. I’ve found lately I’m feeling stressed these days – not meaning to but things are just catching up with me. Make it stop okay ❤

       
  3. imagesbytdashfield

    10/23/2017 at 1:19 pm

    I remember hearing it said as slower than molasses in January 🙂 Good luck with the surgery!

     
    • Piglove

      10/23/2017 at 4:35 pm

      Thanks sweet friend. I’m taking it one day at a time right now. In fact, I just got an email from the doctors office that the surgery has been moved up to 7:30AM on 11/8/2017. Shaking my head – just get it over with, right?

       
      • imagesbytdashfield

        10/23/2017 at 4:37 pm

        You will make it! I believe in the power of the pork 🙂

         
      • Piglove

        10/23/2017 at 4:38 pm

        You know what? I do too! Pork rules. ❤

         
      • imagesbytdashfield

        10/23/2017 at 4:39 pm

        Now I’m hungry… LOL

         
      • Piglove

        10/24/2017 at 12:29 pm

        Uh-oh. Time to hide my Bacon. LOL XOXO – Bacon

         
      • imagesbytdashfield

        10/24/2017 at 2:51 pm

        You don’t get nibbled unless you’re talking about the bacon you get at a grocery store then YEAH!

         
      • Piglove

        10/24/2017 at 3:48 pm

        Wipes forehead. Thankfully I’m safe. XOXO – Bacon

         
  4. Kate Crimmins

    10/23/2017 at 2:52 pm

    No more research on the surgery. I did that before a surgery I had to have and totally freaked out. I was so anxious they had to give me anti-anxiety meds first. Now is the time to be good to yourself. Get a couple of your favorite meals in the freezer and rest (preferably with one of the critters)!

     
    • Piglove

      10/23/2017 at 4:36 pm

      Thank you sweet friend. I have been feeling stressed and the doctor has prescribed anti-anxiety pills for me. Shaking my head – we are two of a kind, huh? No more videos for sure. At this point, I’m trying not to think about it until I have to. And I’m putting plenty of meals in the freezer. ❤

       
  5. angelswhisper2011

    10/23/2017 at 3:07 pm

    All you have to do is breathe…just breathe…everything is going to be fine, miss June…purromiss😸Pawkisses for a Happy Day😽❤😻

     
    • Piglove

      10/23/2017 at 4:37 pm

      aww thanks beautiful – smooches ❤

       
  6. Amy

    10/23/2017 at 4:16 pm

    Prayers for a safe surgery and great results. ❤

     
    • Piglove

      10/23/2017 at 4:37 pm

      Thanks sweet friend ❤

       
  7. CarolMaeWY

    10/23/2017 at 11:46 pm

    Purrs, prayers and paws for the upcoming surgery and one step or two a day.

     
    • Piglove

      10/24/2017 at 12:34 pm

      Thanks sweet friend. ❤

       
  8. Lee and Phod

    10/24/2017 at 7:13 am

    The internet is a blessing and a curse. Prior to having my IUD put in, my doctor Googled it to show me. Aren’t the first images that come up all infections and gross things . . . .she did say that was possible but highly unlikely and she should really bookmark appropriate pages lol! I couldn’t watch a surgery video. I am glad I didn’t for my knee surgery years ago (although the internet was pretty young then).

    May your surgeon have a great day on the day of your surgery. May your body heal quicker than expected.

     
    • Piglove

      10/24/2017 at 12:36 pm

      aaww thanks my friend. If you don’t have the link – this is the link to the blog with more details – nothing gross though
      brjourney2017.wordpress.com
      It’s definitely something that needs to be done at this point with my medical problems but no more videos for me – no way! Let me just get on the other side of healing stat! ❤

       
  9. katsrus

    10/24/2017 at 9:37 am

    Try not to stress to much. Hugs. Have a great week.
    Sue B

     
    • Piglove

      10/24/2017 at 12:36 pm

      Thanks sweet friend. I am so trying these days not to think about it… which is good… I think ❤

       
  10. NylabluesMum

    10/25/2017 at 10:53 am

    Totally impressed you are still moving so much W/OUT RA meds!!! That is a feat in itself!!!
    And your thought about the stress & pre-worry is *bang-on*….
    I started freaking out over my upcoming dental surgery Nov. 2nd. I don’t do well with this kind of surgery so I finally broke down & asked Mary-Ellen to accompany me. Which she is going to do!! So now I can relax knowing I’m not ‘alone’ that day…..
    You are doing so well June. I suspect we are both highly organized women & get things done….that way no glitches down the line right? 😉
    ((((hugs)))) Sherri-Ellen 🙂

     
    • Piglove

      10/25/2017 at 12:04 pm

      Amen to that! No glitches for either us is what I’m sending vibes out for. I hate this feeling of hurt from moving. I’m really trying to stay motivated with the pain but it’s hard. I can’t wait to get back on the medicine to help me move – all in good time though. I’m going to be nice to me over the next couple of months and just heal. ❤

       
      • NylabluesMum

        10/26/2017 at 2:03 pm

        No glitches is right June! I am so nauseated from Antibiotic & infection…so worn out…even with sleep…..UGH…
        I hope you can cope until you get your surgery. can’t imagine how you can keep moving w/out RA meds. You are my SHERO ❤

         
      • Piglove

        10/26/2017 at 2:08 pm

        aaww shuffles feet. Thanks my friend. I’m moving – slower than an ant in a field of molasses – but I’m moving – LOL ❤

         
      • NylabluesMum

        10/26/2017 at 2:10 pm

        We can shuffle together June!! I was supposed to have Lidocaine today but had to cancel. November apt no good due to dental surgery; so I have to wait til Dec. 7th. EEKKK!

         
      • Piglove

        10/26/2017 at 3:34 pm

        I can so relate to the waiting. To fix one thing we have to let the other thing go to pain. I’m hoping for the both of us we get back on our meds soon ❤

         
      • NylabluesMum

        10/27/2017 at 12:55 pm

        Drives me crazy June!!!! 😉

         

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