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  • Kai's visit went better then last year, but I still got a little teary eyed. Another rabies shot was due. I thought it was next year (sorry Kai). I'm not a fan of shots, especially since she is not an outdoor cat. However, if she gets out and gets into a fight with an animal that does have rabies and she is not vaccinated, it's over for her. Or if she happens to bite someone and they demand that she's tested, I have no legal recourse. The only way to test for rabies is to test the brain. I don't want to have to deal with that scenario.
  • She did her banshee scream, a couple of times, which brought tears to my eyes. Anyone with a cat(s) knows that scream. It sounds like a human being tortured. Creepy as heck. If I had human children, their dad would have to deal with the shots. The needles don't bother me, it's the reaction.

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  • Apparently in the pet labs/research centre (where ever that is), their working on 5 & 7 year rabies shots, instead of 3 year. Sounds good to me. The less shots per year is always better.
  • Her weight has gone down a few ounces, which was good, but she can't gain any weight. She's at the max, for a healthy body weight.

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  • The other not so great portion. She has a touch of gingivitis on her back teeth, which is really bothering me. I don't want it to lead to pain, infection or tooth loss. I'm glad that I brush her teeth, usually every other day. Mind you, only in the last couple of months have I been able to get to her back teeth. I'll be bumping it up to every day. A professional cleaning is in order, so she has more then 1 fang at 15.
  • Next year, February is Pet Oral Health Month and I've also learned at Kai's veterinarian, the fee is 30% off. Good to know, I'll have to book early.

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  • Overall this year's visit was a success. Not perfect, but a 6/10 (vet assessment number) on the freak-out scale, which is getting lower with each yearly visit. Kai's vet is great and so are the vet technicians & assistants. They take the time to answer questions, alleviate my fears and more importantly know when to back off, so Kai doesn't have a complete melt down.

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  • For those who like to enter contests, Royal Canin Canada's Facebook Page, is having a great one. Like the page, read the rules and enter. If your pet doesn't eat that brand of food, donate it and use the voucher toward your next vet visit. Contest closes December 8th, 2013, 11:59:59 PM EST.

Song of the Week: Miss You Much, Janet Jackson, 1990, A&M Records. Watch Miss You Much. (Links may not work in all countries. All videos belong to the artist/corporation. This is not a sponsored post.)

Till next time,

Nadia

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My view for the first week. As bored as this picture is boring.
My view for the first week. As bored as this picture is boring.
  • It's been an interesting week-plus. I hurt my back pretty severely pulling up my pajama bottoms. Not over-extending in yoga. Not lifting a heavy box. Not running a 10k. Nope, just getting ready for bed. Dr said it could take up to 6 weeks before I feel normal or close to normal again.

For someone who lives with daily pain, this is a new type of pain, that I wouldn't wish on an enemy. My pain tolerance is pretty high, but this is kicking my butt!

I'm not thrilled. I'm restless. I hate not being able to do what I want with my body, for the most part.  I hate the limitations that my back is putting on the rest of my body. Having to get help with bathing, dressing, getting in & out of bed is for the dogs. Although I am now able to manage my own self-care. It just takes me longer. I hate feeling dependent on others. It really irks me.

I swear I was getting depressed in the first 5 days or so because I felt like a useless lump and a burden who was bothering people. But I had to get over that and suck it up. I will get better, it'll just take time.

Each day that passes is getting better. Especially since I'm using what the Dr prescribed. There is no sense in suffering if I don't have to. I try not to use pain meds, but this is the exception. Bonus, when I'm sleepy I have a great excuse to go for as many naps as I like. It won't last forever, so I'm going to enjoy this freedom while I can.

I really miss taking pictures, although it's been so hot this week, I wouldn't have stayed outside for long. There's a new crop of flowers in the garden and I'm missing it all.

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Kai the cat is bored and mopey. Trying to engage me in play & not interested in eating, if I don't feed her. Which I was only able to do on Thursday morning. Modified eating, on the stairs. Great that she's so bonded to me, not so great if I have to go away for a long period of time.

Blurry eating, my hands aren't that steady

Trying not to whinge, because it could be worse. It could be a skeletal injury instead of muscular. I could need surgery instead of time and rest. So I have to suck it up and be thankful.

Lessons Learned/Things To Be Thankful For

  • Be thankful for help, when it's given, offered, & available.
  • We always want more time to think, relax or just do nothing. A wonky back is not the best of circumstances, but I have it, so I'll use it.
  • Time to catch up on reading, pod-casts, audio books and simple knitting/crochet projects.

Any tips on getting through the boredom until I have my mobility back?

Song of the Day:Got 'Til It's Gone - The Velvet Rope Janet Jackson, 2006. Watch Got 'Til It's Gone. (Links may not work in all countries. Song link, is an affiliate link.)

Check out my latest Thoughts On True Blood, Episode 602.

Till next time,

Nadia