Apologies to my readers. I haven't been able to post in a while. My activity has been limited to Tweet-grumbling about politics.
I had surgery.
Considering the current war on opioids, I felt it was better to tear everything out than to deal with seven days of horrific pain every month.
This agony has been part of my life since I was nine years old; I've bitched about it over the years. Though I've had prescription narcotics since I was twelve, I have never abused them for fear that any addiction would lead to having nothing at all each month. The thought scared me, to be frank, and so I only used the medication when I had reached my pain level maximum. And, when medication failed, I went to the ER and they'd hit me up with Dilaudid.
When you are a chronic pain sufferer, you build up an endurance over time. I learned to live with any and all pain provided it didn't reach the level of my "cramps".
And so it was that I walked around with a necrotic g…
Today was Hershey's first visit to the vet. His wellness exam is still on for Friday, but I've been worried about a UTI.
Hershey's first adoptive family had returned him for being "too excited". One of the woman's other complaints was that he "drank too much" and "peed too often".
His odd "drink and piss a river" behavior continued the first week we had him. There are plenty of reasons to not fret over it too much. Puppy's don't have great bladder control; puppies wee when excited; puppies are just puppies. The length of the piss was rather long, however, and I didn't see any improvement. He had also started weeing more often in the house.
I called to make his appointment but couldn't get him in any sooner than Friday. Determined not to let things brew, I asked if I could bring a urine specimen in before then. "Sure," they said.
Getting piss from a dog isn't that difficult. Males are easier…
No, seriously, it's a required training course. Required. I wasn't keen on going, mainly because it's a financial strain for a household already burdened by upcoming surgeries and other expenses. Sure, the course is free. The lodging, gas, parking, food, and more parking aren't covered. I plan to take the bus tomorrow (I'm at a different hotel) to save funds rather than pay double parking garage fees.
So I drove to Baltimore today. And it was raining. Sideways.
No, SERIOUSLY. It came like a sheet that rocked my car as I took the exit for Inner Harbor. I can handle rain. Better Half and I have driven through all sorts of shit. What I can't handle is my Explorer turning into a road boat.
A road boat, people!
I should compliment Ford on their watertight vehicles. I never planned to float from Baltimore to D.C., but I'm sure I could with enough determination and some good GPS directions. (I…