Four in the morning Crapped out, yawning Longing my life a–way I’ll never worry Why should i?…
Still Crazy After All These Years, Paul Simon
Well, okay, maybe it’s just the dog whose a crazy idiot, but he’s driving me there for sure. Actually, progress report is that Doug, while a bit less sleepy (It’s about 4:15 AM now and we just got in from a walk) is doing better in the cognitive department. He DID try to go outside via the bookcase just now, but really that’s minimal when you consider he is no longer staring aimlessly at- or licking- the walls. So yeah, we’ll take it! Im grateful for so many things in Doug’s recovery. The best vet in the world- she texts at least twice a week to find out how he’s doing. I am also grateful that with her and a bit of research we found a prescription food for old, demented doggies, that we can mix in with his usual stuff. I am grateful for selegaline which when used in people with Alzheimer’s disease will help to slow the progression, but doesn’t seem to improve cognitive status. In dogs (well at least in this one) it appears to help a bit more. Here’s Doug trying to dig a hole in the sofa (nesting?). Which brings me to number something or other in the list … notice the table in the background is still clear! I am happy that I didn’t go all unrealistic with a standard that I won’t be able to keep up. I know it’s only week two of clean table, clean closet, and I will most certainly accumulate things on the table top, but not today.
SO … IVY, you ask… “What is happening with the “Great Unsticking of 2015”? Well, thank you for your interest and I’m so glad you asked. We are getting to the part of the Unsticking that makes me uncomfortable. I don’t like to talk about certain things that may be too personal to me. Rest assured I’m working on it.
I have spoken some about my health issues here so I will say that I met with my favorite specialist this week to gain some clarity. He is point-blank ruthless with the truth, which is why I love him. He is able to say he doesn’t know instead of speculating and getting me either uptight or falsely hopeful. He lacks some social finesse, but he is honest and open-minded enough to come along when I ask him to step with me outside of the proverbial box. He was able to straighten some things out for better and some for worse. He is going to think about another question I had, and believe it or not he will think about it and get back to me. Long and short is (if I can keep my acute situation under control), I need a plan for the immediate future, or my not so distant future is going to be quite disabled. Bottom line is we have the first two steps in the works… some tests and a consult with another specialist I have worked with in the past… but we are both trying to figure out how to achieve a third step that I definitely need in order to avoid cataclysm.
As far as the previous steps in the GREAT UNSTICKING goes… The private practice is underway and I have set a date , I am waiting on my billing person and I have to do a mailing this week. I’m working on a vacation but things keep coming up as to where I need to put my focus and money. I am going though. My goal is to have a plan by the end of this week. My other goal from steps 1-4 are now met except what I’ve mentioned. My next step is a bit unclear, or maybe I’m just not ready, but I need some time on the vacation and my health anyway so it’s all good.
***Other things on the front are:
Things are underway for OPERATION BRIT in Sept. in Ocean City, NJ…meet and greet Lizzi.
I’m really grateful for athletic taping skills which are keeping my foot pain in some check and allowing me some mobility. I went back to work this week after my week of purging my house… I have to say I still feel okay. It was very busy, but I still feel like I had time off. You know how that goes… about two hours into being back it hits… that you never really left. Not so this time… all good.
I am rendezvousing with a mystery person on Sunday and I am very excited about it… far too short, but I will take it.
Made plans with my mother, who is also feeling better since her cardiac and back-breaking (quite literally) episode of two weeks ago.
Thanks again to everyone who is taking to Six Sentence Stories. I’m happy to see it take off. Even if it’s a bit surprising how dark some Pollyanna’s can get (ahem). The talent is very cool…and from places you don’t expect because every one of us is so damned self-effacing. This is the link to this week’s entries… the link is open until Tuesday if you want to try your hand at it!
Okay, It’s 5 o’clock, and time for me to jump in the shower and get ready for work. Have a great day… Be careful out there…talk to you later.