Gratitude Journal

Living an Attitude of Gratitude

Day 1,046

Today I am thankful:

That the store where we bought our couch and chair is finally sending someone to get rid of the stain on the couch cushion. We used the stuff they gave us, and all that did was make the stain bigger. (We have a waterproof cover on both the couch and the chair, because Spud has issues and sometimes marks stuff. In this case, he moved the waterproof cover so he could pee directly on the cushion!). Now Spud is a sweetheart and a love-bug, but there are times when he pushes our patience. But he had a rough life before he decided to come live with us.

Because the IV Dexamethasone seems to be helping. So I guess we reduced it too fast. I’ll take it every other day for 3 doses then stop again to see what happens.

Because I will have a PET scan in 2 weeks to see where we are with the primary cancer. Then an MRi in 5 weeks to see where the brain mets and the spinal tumor are in terms of size.


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10 thoughts on “Day 1,046

  1. Is the initial 2-week wait because the radiation is still working?

    I hope the stain-busters work 🙂

  2. The wait is because that’t the earliest I could see the onc doc – I generally see him right after the scan so we can look at it and discuss it.

  3. saundragoodman on said:

    Don’t stop it. Keep winnowing it down until the last dose on the last day. It the sudden stop that gets us.

  4. Oh, that Spud. Our animals acan be plenty determined, can’t they? I’m glad you finally got some help for the sofa. Next up? More help for you!

  5. Angelika Schwarz on said:

    For that very reason we just had female dogs.

    • I had a female dog once that marked. But Spud is the first I’ve had that was insecure enough to mark in the house.

      • Angelika Schwarz on said:

        Do you know about his background? Poor guy… it must have been traumatic.
        And poor you… for having to deal with this. This calls for a dog whisperer.

  6. Spud was abandoned twice by the time he came home with us when he was about 11 months old. He also has a problem with bladder stones and crystals – he takes Chinese herbs that help. So he has abandonment issues and freaks out when people walk past the house.

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