Thursday, June 18, 2009






Feel better in some ways than yesterday, although have discovered there are some pains that are not temporary but there all day and evening and in the night.

Luckily I can sleep through this which is great but finding it practically impossible to fall asleep once I wake up.

This morning it was the pain in my neck and just above, not the worse one that I have but bloody annoying as there is nothing you can do to relieve the pressure that is undoubtedly causing the discomfort.

The new pain is in my arms feels like something is wrapped tightly around the arm just by the armpit, its not very pleasant as it also feels like I am battling against a great force every time I lift my arms.

Yesterday was just telling Richie how nervous I was about the results from the lab and wanted to phone the Vets only for the phone to ring and it was the Vets.

We had good news about Spike, the little lump they removed was not malignant it was the result of a blocked pore.

It came as a great relief to both of us, think Spike and Marleen sensed that we were more relaxed and tried to milk it for as many dog biscuits as they could.

Instead of food they got an extra walk which is so much better than a biscuit, they have been getting two walks a day this weeka and are much happier dogs for it.

Happy dogs means a relaxed atmosphere and charming dogs who want to play.

My physio will be here shortly to put me through a gruelling 30 minutes of exercises.

Here she is now.

Have a good day.

14 comments:

Kimberly said...

Glad your having a better day today and the Vet's news was good!

awb said...

Good news about Spike, and I like the last picture, your one planter looks like one of my self watering ones.

Andy

Richie said...

I am so glad our little hooligan is OK- he is not bad for an evil penguin!
It has been a bit warmer and that could have made pain worse the last few days- it was a bit cooler today and you seemed just a little more comfortable- just keep asking for help when I can give it and do not get that "I'm a nuisance" mentality- we will get through it: you are my delight!
love
R

Herrad said...

Hi Kimberly,

The vets good news lifted me.
Despite alot of pain on waking up had a good day better than yesterday.

Hi Andy,

Knowing Spike was ok was a great relief.

Do you mean the box? Potatoes are planted in that.

Hope we get some think we will as it grew real quick.

Thanks for coming by and commenting.

Love,
Herrad

Herrad said...

Hi Richie,

And you are mine.

Love,

Herrad

ps any chance of a bit of chocolate?

Kelli said...

So happy to hear you feel better than yesterday. I too had reason to reflect on mortality yesterday. A day in the cardioligist's office will do that. My husband has major cardiac problems himself.
On the drive home I noticed things I hadn't given much attention to before and saw new found beauty.
So happy your Spike is ok.

Richie said...

Chocolate! In your condition?

Herrad said...

Hi Kelli,

Thanks for coming by hope your husband is going to be ok.

Hope you see alot of beautiful things tomorrow.

Have a good day.

Love,

Herrad


Hi Richie,

Especially in my condition.

Love,

Herrad

Jen said...

I believe I spy a yellow pepper in that top photograph.....

Herrad said...

Hi Jen,

That is indeed a pepper we also have tomato pllants and paprike and potatoes.

Thanks for coming by.
Have a good day.
Love,
Herrad

Rain said...

Hi Herrad!!! I'm so sorry I didn't drop by to say hello yesterday, it was a nutty day for me! So here I am!
Phewf! I'm so happy about Spike! I know that feeling of waiting for the vet to call... You're so right about the walks, my guys get two to three a day because they are otherwise couch potatoes! I really notice how "uppity" they are on rainy days and during the winter when they don't get their walks...

I hope you're having a nice afternoon and that your physio went well yesterday! I love the size of your balcony and all the pots and plants!!!

Lucy said...

Good news on Spike. We worry about our 4 legged furry kids. I understand what you are saYING ABOUT YOUR ms PROBLEMS. I SAW IT ALL WITH MY SON AND BEING MY SON, I WANTED TO HELP BUT COULD NOT.Take care Herrad ansd I wish you all of the good days you can possibly have Lucy.. Love the pics in above entry..

Herrad said...

Hi Rain,
It is a good afternoon here.
Have a good day.
Love,
Herrad

Herrad said...

Hi Lucy,

Thanks for your visit and kind words, love seeing comments from you.

Thats the big frustration there is nothing we can do like watching a slow car crash.

Have put that out of my mind and concentrating on enjoying every day.

Hope today is good for you.
Love,
Herrad