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Sundae 12-06-2012 01:53 PM

WHAAA? Bin all out in public and you got a PM and everything.
You know I trouble gurrrrrrl.

Yah okay.
Pictures may be in order.

The hairloss isn't like chemo hairloss. Just a thinning.
The nasty red spots are noticeable though. They've been coming on for a while though. Hence no real photos of me apart from face. And no fun bruising pics now I know it's exacerbated by the liver problems. Stops being quite so amusing. Ditto bleeding, esp from the lips and nose.

Other symptoms - while I'm on a roll, bloodshot eyes even after good sober sleep, itching, loss of appetite, loose bowels and blah, blah blah. Choc sez I should start a thread about my health. I guess it would keep it off the general board. And then in many years time you can download the posts as warning to your kinder about the dangers of drinking.

This is not meant to sound cross.
If I am cross it's only with myself, knowing about all this and STILL not making all the right decisions, although I am making some of them.

Nirvana 12-06-2012 01:55 PM

borrowing this > what the fuck did you just say there????????? :eek:

Dear Sundae I hope your body heals good as new with a cherry on top!!

jimhelm 12-06-2012 02:33 PM

My credit score is much much higher than I thought it would be. Woot.

DanaC 12-06-2012 02:53 PM

Carrot went for hydro today, and for the first time theynput the underwater treadmill onto the 'uphill' setting. Quite a low gradient, but a challenge when coupled with walking against the water.

He did 17 minutes! Took him about 6 minutes to find his stride, he was swinging wild and veering to the side, or wobbling about as his feet placed at odd angles. Thought for first couple of minutes that he may only be able to do 12 minutes, but once he found his stride he seemed comfortable with the pace.

He wobbled about something shocking afterwards though. You could see his little legs had gone to jelly. No pain, no gain babydog, feel the burn, etc etc.

So now he's uber relaxed having burned off a bucketful of high-octane puppy energy.

Also, this morning I let him off his lead for some runabout play with a couple of local dogs. Oh he loved it so. They're both dogs that play nice and no risk of them trying to rubgy tackle him or anything.

This was a rambly way of introing what's making me feel happy: I'm feeling really quite optimistic about Carrot's prospects. After nearly two months of hydro and exercises he wasn't building the muscle he needs to build and I was feeling despondent. Since I had him neutered (I should really have posted about that....God I felt a traitor) his appetite has stabilised and he isn't refusing his meals. So he has started to fill out and the muscles are visibly forming around his hind quarters.

He is using those muscles more in his day to day movements too. Not just in the exercises that push him to use them. I can see his legs bending properly now for some of his walk. Though he returns to his swinging shuffle when tired.
Since he's been cut these quirks of movement are so much clearer to see. A shaggy beardie coat smooths it all out to observers.

So yeah. I think he's going to be ok. Of course I now have to persuade the insurance people that the limit of 12 sessions of 'complementary therapy' should be extended, but we'll leave that for another time ;P

orthodoc 12-06-2012 05:46 PM

I'm glad to hear Carrot is doing so well, Dana! What a great update! I think neutering really helps domesticated animals. Seriously - when I was breeding Siamese and Balinese cats, hormones just made those guys so miserable. And they had so many more health problems that miraculously cleared up the moment they were spayed/neutered. Maybe it's being consumed by hormones while expected to live like a non-hormonal being (as a pet), or maybe wild animals are also miserable and unhealthy with their hormones. It's counter-intuitive but it doesn't surprise me that Carrot has improved after cutting. So don't feel bad. Glad he's improving and going to get all the right muscles working. Keep posting photos, he's too adorable to stay unadmired by his Cellar family!

orthodoc 12-06-2012 05:55 PM

I'm feeling ridiculously, unaccountably happy this evening. Wrote an exam and spanked it (with either the Expert or the Sweet Spot, I can't remember), and came home to my little place with my furniture and my food in the fridge, and ... being on my own and making it is making me very happy. I don't need much. And contrary to previous threats and advice, it seems I can survive.

So I'm silly with happiness, getting ready to polish off one more assignment in this week of exams and papers and bleh, sipping a nice cab and admiring the flowers on my table, and ... hoping I'll run across some humor and poetry and general wit here tonight that's beyond me, but which I can appreciate. :)

Cheers!

DanaC 12-06-2012 06:06 PM

Your post makes me feel happy.

Y'know, it's funny, but even after all these years i still sometimes get a kick out of living alone. Making a meal for myself to my tastes, on my budget, according to my decisions.

And my ex wasn't even a bastard. Though he sometimes did a very good impression of one. He's still my best friend. And he's chilled a lot over the years. His current partner has a much nicer and happier him :p But he was emotionally abusive without really realising it and is a bit of a control freak particularly when something is troubling him.

xoxoxoBruce 12-06-2012 06:20 PM

I can relate, I've been living alone for 20 years, but during the last year I've been visiting a friend for a week, every month or so. I enjoy it but it feels great to retreat to my cave. :guinea:

orthodoc 12-06-2012 06:24 PM

My cave ... that's it. Is there such a thing as a woman-cave? If not, I'm stealing the concept.

xoxoxoBruce 12-06-2012 06:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by orthodoc (Post 842290)
My cave ... that's it. Is there such a thing as a woman-cave? If not, I'm stealing the concept.

Of course there is, anyone can haz one. ;)

glatt 12-06-2012 06:31 PM

I love my wife and kids dearly, but it's really awesome on the rare occasions when I get the house to myself.

I'm pleased to hear youre so happy tonight ortho.

footfootfoot 12-06-2012 06:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by orthodoc (Post 842274)
I'm feeling ridiculously, unaccountably happy this evening. Wrote an exam and spanked it (with either the Expert or the Sweet Spot, I can't remember), and came home to my little place with my furniture and my food in the fridge, and ... being on my own and making it is making me very happy. I don't need much. And contrary to previous threats and advice, it seems I can survive.

So I'm silly with happiness, getting ready to polish off one more assignment in this week of exams and papers and bleh, sipping a nice cab and admiring the flowers on my table, and ... hoping I'll run across some humor and poetry and general wit here tonight that's beyond me, but which I can appreciate. :)

Cheers!

We've secretly replaced Ortho's Cabernet with MDMA, let's see if she can tell the difference...

orthodoc 12-06-2012 06:55 PM

Just waiting for the fireworks to start? I'd better get my assignment done before the MDMA kicks in, then ... give a woman her own cave and you never know what might happen ;)

Aliantha 12-07-2012 04:49 PM

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Here's something to make Sundae happy.

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It fits now. :)

infinite monkey 12-07-2012 05:16 PM

Oh how darling!


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