I finally got a neat x-ray of my collar bone. I have been told it looks like a caterpillar or a one of those stick bugs. Granted it is not a very good picture but you get the idea. This picture is a scan of the print out they gave me at my last DR appointment.
I am happy that I seem to be healing well. No physical therapy yet. I have a broader range of motion in my arm each day. I can reach my hand behind my door and I can almost reach my arm out the window to use the drive thru ATM. Almost. I am once again able to put my own hair up in buns or a pony tail. This is a huge deal for me as maybe two weeks ago I could barely touch my chin with my left hand.
I still wear out pretty quickly, but I don’t think that is 100% my collar bones fault.
I still need Frankie (my second pillow pet frog), at work to support my arm during the day. I had to buy a 2nd one when I left Freddie at home one day. Thankfully pillow pets have dropped in price from $24 to only $10.
I am happy to report I am no longer taking any pain meds. I had one bad day where I had to with draw off of it. Apparently I had become addicted. I ran out and had none to take, at least not the stuff I had been taken. So I went almost cold turkey that day to get off of it. I had a raging migraine that day was totally sick to my stomach, I had the shakes and all I could think about was getting another pill. I ended up sleeping it off and I did take another pain pill I had found from my last back pain flair up. I took that for the next 2 days and since then I haven’t taken anything except Tylenol and Midol. My shoulder feels tight some times, but no really pained.
I have also been able to lay down to sleep at least for a couple of hours at night. Before I get up and migrate back out to the cat for the rest of the night. That is huge. I miss sleeping through the whole night in my bed.
Neo finally got a bath and a haircut. He looks loads better already. Smells loads better too. I need to make sure I take him more often, he needs to get used to being groomed. Apparently he is a huge handful at the groomers.
I am cooking today for the first time in well longer than my accident. I am not much of a cook, I don’t really like to cook. So I like to do most of my cooking on the weekends or let my son cook. I made up the fish for a cold fish dish, that you serve on slices of cucumber and tomatoes. I made the cucumber sauce that goes on it too. I am going to serve it with a Greek salad with a lemon dressing. That will make two days of meals, then I am going to make stuffed bell peppers for the rest of the week, I didn’t get them done because I ran out of steam. I still need to mix the dressing and back the veggie chips for lunch. I made a wardorf salad and I make tuna salad for stuff tomatoes for lunch next week. I also made lemon cupcakes for dessert and chopped up the turtles carrots for next week.
Tonight I am making the dinner I was going to make for Christmas Eve dinner, but since I was able to go to visit family last minute that day I stuck the meat in the freezer and I am making it tonight. I had to call my Aunt Deb and converse with her on how she made it. Hers was so tender at Christmas I hope I can duplicate it with her advice. I am going to make the attempt tonight. Looking forward to being able to eat better and feel better and just maybe even take off some weight again, First Christmas holiday season and them my broken collar bone had me eating foods that were not so good for me.
Sydney is now officially an adult dog. She has reached the 1 year of age mark. But she still has a lot of puppy tendencies. She mellowing out a little bit. She is still super hyper, but is listening better. I need to get her to the dog park again to run but I can’t walk her myself right now, it is too much for my shoulder still. She needs to get out and run more. She loves it.
I had Neo and Sydney weighted yesterday at the Vets. Neo is 11.3 lbs that is pretty big for a Yorkie, but he is not heavy. Sydney weights 69.9 lbs. She may still fill out a little more as she gets older but I have a 70lb Akita Husky on my hands. I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love her she is an awesome dog. Wish I could take one of her little brothers from this year’s litter. I even have a name picked out for it if I got it. Dakota, but I would probably call him Kodi for short. I am not how ever getting another puppy, I have no room, time or energy to train it, let alone afford all its puppy’s needs with the medial expenses this year. Syd would love it though another high energy dog to play with.
So that is the update, I will try and get the pictures of my latest finishes in here is a day or two, I have to fix the pictures, I also have a picture of Tokka to post, he is growing, slowly, but is a little bigger than he was last year. So much fun having a tiny turtle. Tokka is about 18 months now. Raising a hatchling turtle is nerve racking I have found. They need more care than adult turtles do. Thankfully Tokka took to self soaking fast than Tucker did. I will post pictures in the next post.