Monday, February 11, 2013
That didn't take long...a basket full of love
Here's the beautiful basket I made last Saturday. Am going to stain it a golden oak color I think. Wondered what I was going to use it for...
Guess that decision got made for me. Now this is a basket of love !! Jinga squinting at the camera flash.
You all know how much I love my pets. You've seen pictures of some of them over the past few years. They afford us a lot of love with their companionship, their affection and their antics. We have had quite a few pets over the past 20 years, whenever we lived somewhere that allowed us to have them, and then of course when we bought our first house where WE made the rules. lol
Our very first dog together was Delilah. I got her as a tiny pup at a flea market in California. Her mother was Rottweiler and Doberman and her father was Sharpei and Black Lab. She was gorgeous. She also grew every time she inhaled. I don't have any computer pictures of her...but she was something else. She once ate an entire Norfolk Island Pine I had in a pot on my front porch. We also caught her carryingold bricks into the yard from somewhere...and she ate those too. Chewed them until they disentegrated. LOL
We had cats too, from the beginning. Our first cat was a feral mother with kittens that had taken up residence in the big berry bramble in the back yard. One night she showed up at the door crying and I fed her. The next day she showed up again, with a kitten in her mouth. Uh-oh. Eventually she and 5 kits made their home in our laundry room.
And there's the three current keepers of the hearth...Molly, Caylee and Bella. I have other pictures from in betwen, but most of them aren't labeled and I haven't got the energy to hunt them down right now. lol
The point is this: Love wears many hats. It shows up in our lives in a myriad of ways and personas and spirits. Thanks goodness--we need all the love we can get !
An update--my sister-in-law's body scan showed no other tumors. Thank Goodness! So, the plan right now is that they will perform surgery on Wednesday to remove as much of the one on her brain as they can, biopsy it and go from there. The prognosis is good. Thank you all for your prayers and kind thoughts.
On another note. Today I had my second day at the doctors group who say they can have me walking like a normal person (sort of) again. We finished up the digital x-rays and did another bit of testing, and I had the first anti-inflammatory/pain shot into my knee. Tomorrow I go back in for another test on the muscles and nerves. I go every day through Friday ...they will start an integrative therapy of PT, Chiro, and knee injections and massage. Then I will go 3 days a week for a month and a half. I get 2 or 3 of the anti-inflammatory shots and then they start the Hyalagan treatments. I believe it is a series of 5 shots of that, which is injected directly into the knee joint.
I was very impressed with the treatment plan they have for me, everything in writing. They worked out an affordable financial plan for me too. The people there have been so kind and helpful it's unbelievable. I almost cried. After todays first shot I have less pain in my knee than I have had in the past 2 years. I know it's going to be work, but I am so happy I can't tell you. I am walking better and the knee is much less hot to the touch. I have gotten up and down all evening with just a couple of grunts. lol Before the shot, I would have to get up out of the chair, stand for a few minutes while I tried to put weight on it and then limp across the room. They gave me a new knee brace to wear if I'm going to be out and about for any long periods. I have osteoarthritis in both knees. Bursitis in both elbows. If I was a horse, they'd shoot me. lol
Happy 11th day of love !!