I still feel pretty crappy....but I'm going to force
myself to be cheerful.
I would like to give you an update on the cat attack however. What I thought was a scratch, was actually a bite.
Dh was looking at it yesterday because it hurt so much and what we've concluded was..... at the back of my right leg (calf muscle) there are four puncture wounds. (where she dug in with one of her paws) Around the bottom of my ankle, there are 3 pretty big gashes. (that's where her other paw was) The deep gash has two points, one about an inch and a half away from the other and it's bruising badly. We've concluded that she actually bit me and the marks were from one of her top and bottom fangs. I am still very upset about this and not sure what to do. I really love my new kitten Peanut, and do not want to give him away, but I fear as long as he is there and she has the tie to him, we could be in danger. Part of me just wants to give her away or take her to the pound. I know that sounds cruel perhaps, but you weren't there when it happened....it was terribly frightening. Not to mention that as much as I think of her....my family has to come first. Still thinking on this......
Secondly, I was running a fever last night. Dh rolled over next to me in the bed and said I felt hot to him. I took my temp twice and it was 102.7 and 102.8. I've been taking my antibiotics faithfully for my kidney infection, so I'm not sure what's going on with that. I'm not nauseated or vomitting though and that's what he told me to watch out for and the pain has almost subsided. I hope it's not associated with the cat bite.
I am actually at work today... One of the first shift girls that rotate with us went on vacation, so I am filling in for her today. That means I will miss most the race though, so I am none to happy about it.
I should be home before it's over though, so at least I will get to see the finish.
My friend that I work with (my best friend) is here with me today and I just have to tell you how special she is. She knew the kind of week I've had and she decided to cheer me up. When I came in, she had already went to Walmart this morning and picked me up a Lean Cuisine for lunch that she had tried and really liked. She also had got a french manicure set so we could do our nails today. (Sundays are slow) She also knows how much I like to write and she got me a notebook and set of colored pens. AND, (don't panic) she got me a bag of yogurt raisins. Yes, I know they are my downfall, but before I got here, she had already sorted it out into individual servings and had them bagged up. Could you even ask for a better friend?
Ok, on to replies:
THIS IS THE POSTING POLICE!
Where in the world are you? You can't very well lead the posting police if you do not post yourself. If I'm not mistaken, you didn't post the whole last thread and I know you've been here because I saw you posted on another thread. Get your butt in here gal....we need you!
I still feel a little embarassed posting to you even though I know I'm being silly. I don't think I have the words to tell you how bad I feel about not being able to meet up with you.
It just seems like I was totally swept up in the situation around me at times. However, I have learned one lesson....an important
one. DON'T plan a vacation with other people. Even though I had a great time with them, I didn't get to freely go where I wanted to without having to consider someone else. Next trip that way....I'm doing things myyyy waaaay. (said to the tune of "My Way" from Elvis) Yes, Elvis...not Frank Sinatra. I'm from Tennessee, remember?
Glad you're back. I've missed you sweetie.
Thanks for the kind words sweetie. Just remember, even though you've had a tough time lately, we can do this. I've been floundering a bit as of late too, but I'm heading back to WW on Monday and I'm getting my crap back together!
I'm sorry to hear about your uncle passing. Were you close to him? I know this must be hard on your Mom too....especially with him being her last living sibling. My granny had a real hard time last year when she lost her last two sisters and the worst part of it was, they passed away within two days of one another and she had both of them in the funeral home at the same time.
I will say a prayer for your entire family.
I'm glad you had such a good time on your trip. Sounds like you spent some really good quality time with your Dad. I'm sure your grandmother isn't looking forward to moving especially after so long, but living close to family is good...especially if something happens. I know when you take a trip it can be hard getting water and exercise in, but good job staying OP!
Hey there sweetie! Whatever you do, don't get overwhelmed. It is hard to keep up with everybody sometimes, but that's ok. It just takes time. What I usually do is open to thread windows on my computer and then read each post individually so I can respond better. Also, don't feel like you have
to respond to each and every person on each post. You don't.
Just come in and tell us how you
Congrats on the pound and a half. Good job!
I know how you feel about "being bald" too. I've always had hair down to my butt and just got it cut above my shoulders a couple of months ago. It is a big change and I love it! Also, my 2 cents on the journal. I think it is nice that they offer you one here....but I prefer to simply write in one that I can carry around. JMO
Sorry you were having trouble with the phone line. Doesn't that stink? I had trouble with my cable/dsl forever and was down more than I was up, but they finally have it fixed, thank goodness.
Isnt being active and feeling fit better than being sedated and bloated and in a stupor from all of that compulsive overeating??? I will take this anyday!
Isn't it the truth? When we know how good it feels to be on program, why would we EVER go back to overeating?
Glad you enjoyed chat. I missed it as usual. I'm going to make an effort to get in there next week for sure. I can understand what you said about Bear attacking you....we used to have a rottweiler too. (I think I told you that--his name was Bear too) Anyways, she's never done this before though. I think that's why it's so distressful for me.
Since you have an agenda today, I will have one too. Go home and watch the race!
AND...do my WATP video....at least the one mile.
Ok guys... I have responded to everyone that has posted so far, so I am heading out for now. Much, much love to everyone else. I hope you all have a terrific day. I'm off tomorrow, so I will probably hop back in her before the night is out...you never can tell!