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Journey with Friends – Week 48

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, November 26, 2017 –  It finally got here.  The day before I return back to work.  I thought I was ready until my mom called.  She couldn’t breathe.  It was one of those moments that life stops revolving and you go into action mode.  Rushed her to the hospital where they did all kinds of tests and kept her overnight.  At this moment, we still don’t know much but it looks like it’s going in the direction of some type of COPD.  Hopefully we will know more tomorrow.  Miles Moved: 0.13

Monday, November 27, 2017 –  Mom is still in the hospital having tests done and today was my first day back to work.  Talk about a double whammy!  But things went well with work.  I’m slowly trying to ease back into work.  And with mom being in the hospital, I’m trying to take care of her house/anipals as well as her at the hospital. Breathe in/out.. right?  Miles Moved: 1.33

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 –  YAY mom came home today.  Went to pick her up from the hospital, took her home and then did some errands for her to the pharmacy and store.  Miles Moved: 1.56

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 –  Today was a short day for me.  I had to take a half day to go home and get some rest.  I think things were piling too much on me trying to recuperate myself.  Miles Moved: 1.00

Thursday, November 30, 2017 –   Things are somewhat back to normal at home with mom. She is trying to get plenty of rest and take it easy for a while.  My healing is going to take time.  My right breast looks beautiful but the left breast is slowly taking its time to catch up.  But I have to keep in mind that the left breast had a lot of work done with it (it had two lumps removed as well as the reduction/life).  Miles Moved: 0.90

Friday, December 1, 2017 –  Thank goodness for Friday!!  I’m so not cooking tonight.  We are eating out and then I’m coming home to get me some rest.  Hopefully this weekend will involve lots of rest as well.  I can tell it was a lot to come back to work this week but I’m trying to keep myself together with work vs rest.  Miles Moved: 1.38

Saturday, December 2, 2017 –   Rest sweet rest never sounded so good!  Exercise walking has been postponed until January 2018 to give my breasts more time to heal.  I do think that’s an excellent idea.  Miles Moved: 0.18


Thoughts for the week:  Healing from my surgery is on-going.  It’s going to be a bit.  I was warned about that.  It could take six months to a year for my breasts to look like ‘breasts’.  But that’s okay.  Even at this stage, they are lovely to me.    


This week walked: 6.48

TOTAL 2017 Miles:  517.56

 ❤ small goals turn into big accomplishments ❤

 
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Posted by on 12/04/2017 in Journey with Friends

 

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Tough Times at the Hotel Thompson

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/93d/28253568/files/2014/12/img_1305.jpg Hello my dear friends.  I hope you had a wonderful Christmas holiday.  It was wonderful here at the Hotel Thompson.  I think it was one of the best we’ve had in several years that I can remember.  What?  I’m only four – snorts.

We had some things to overcome the week of Christmas – one being mom being ill and then there was Houdini.  Cute poor little guy.  The picture to the left is one that was taken on the way to invasion of aliens procedure… well that’s what daddy calls it anyway – snorts.  He looks so pitiful doesn’t he?  He had no clue.  Now personally I don’t remember the invasion of the alien procedure but I have the scars to show for it.  Mine was done so early in my life – at three weeks.  Unbelievable huh?  Hoo-Hoo waited until six MONTHS for his procedure.  Anyway, I don’t remember mine and mom and dad so that’s a good thing.

Mom and dad dropped off the little guy at 8:00 am on Tuesday, December 23, 2014.  Mom was advised that Houdini would be abducted first.  WOW – if anything these aliens are precise huh?  Mom for some reason was a nervous wreck all morning long.  The vet’s office advised she could call around noon to check the status of the alien invasion.  Rolls piggy eyes.  Mommy doesn’t have that kind of patience so of course she called at 11:30AM.  He was in recovery.  The staff advised he was doing fine and mom could pick him up after 4:00PM.  Of course, again you know my mom’s patience level – rolls piggy eyes, she was there at the office at 3:45PM – snorts.

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Mom and dad picked him up, got his medicines (he has a pain pill and an antibiotic) and brought him home.  The first he did?  He tried to lick where his alien invasion happened.  I don’t get it.  I don’t remember licking mine – but then again how could I?  My head doesn’t move like that.  Darn not having shoulders per say.

Mom immediately called the doctors office and they told her to put a shirt on him so she did.  Cute huh?  Perhaps she should have went with the shirt that said, “Problem Child”.  Snorts because he was a problem child.  He kept at it and would move his shirt.

Again mom called the vet’s office.  They advised there was the last possibility – the cone of shame.  Thud – now this should be fun.  So mom and dad dropped off Houdini at Nana’s to be watched while they drove as fast as they could in Albert the Smart car to the local pet store to get a cone of shame.

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/93d/28253568/files/2014/12/img_1319.jpgOkay does this picture not look like a sign of ultimate defeat?  I actually even felt sorry for the little guy for a while.  Here he was all drugged up, recovering from surgery and then with the cone of shame.  The first couple of days, he was out of it and so was mom.  Let me tell you about the love of a mom.  Poor Hoo-Hoo, he wasn’t in pain because he was drugged.  But mommy wanted to make sure he was okay.  So what does she do?  She holds him all night long, rocks him to sleep, sings to him and rubs his little back.  All for his comfort so he knows he’s okay.  Can you say aaww?  But that’s my mom.  She’s done the same thing for all of us anipals here at the Hotel Thompson.

Yesterday was the last day of the little guy’s medicines.  I’m not sure who is more glad of that – Houdini or mom – snorts.  I admit he was really good about taking them up until Saturday.  Then he was back to giving mommy a hard time getting those two pills down twice a day.

And don’t think that cone of shame slowed the little guy down.  Not one bit.  By Thursday, he was into EVERYTHING.  He even got stuck up under mom/dad’s bed.  Wearing his cone, he couldn’t get out and he whined so of course mom went on a hunt and find mission.  There he was stuck up underneath a king size bed.  And there was mom, laying on the floor reaching up underneath it trying to get him.  I have to admit it was a hoot of a good time for all of us anipals.  Of course it was.  We *all* tried to help by climbing up and over and all around mom while she was on the floor.  Snorts – it took her about thirty minutes but she got him out.  I wished I had video taped it.

So that’s where we stand right now at the Hotel Thompson.  Houdini still has his cone of shame on and he is healing up nicely.  He will get his stitches out this coming Saturday – which is a good thing.  Then the cone of shame can come off and he can get a good soak in the tub.

 

 
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Posted by on 12/29/2014 in Bacon, Houdini

 

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