Alone with Chronic Pain

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A new post from my other blog

Originally posted on sdloopy:

It has been a while since I’ve posted (other than Walk for a Dog) something on WordPress. I haven’t even been able to read my follower’s posts. It makes me feel a little sad because I usually get such joy out of writing and I may not have internet access soon.

My boyfriend and I had broken off things a few months ago and our lease expires at the end of August. My name finally came up for housing so I will be living in a housing unit. I’m not really excited to live on housing and to deal with all the paperwork but it will feel good to have my own place. I actually have a place in mind that I would love to live in but am not going to say anything on this post in case I jinx myself. :) So, to be continued…

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Walk For a Dog

With having Lupus, I spend a lot of time on my smartphone. I get my money’s worth since I spend hours in doctor’s waiting room, hours in bed or the couch flaring and/or resting. So I am prepared on my phone with plenty of apps to keep me busy during these times.

One app, however, is for when I’m feeling pretty good and it is called Walk For a Dog. This app keeps track of the dog walks you have a day. So much distance equals so much money for a shelter/rescue of your choice.

It keeps track of how many miles, MPH and distance you walk for a month. It even maps where you walk.

I did a search and found there are other apps like this but I don’t know if they actually donate money. I believe this one to be factual based that they mentioned it in one of my dog magazines. Check it out! :)

Relaxing in the sun

Temperatures have finally gotten pretty decent here lately. I try to get Storm out when I’m physically able to.  Of course when we go out, we just go for a walk. I took her to doggy daycare for the first time since her surgery last week (I think?). We only went for 30 minutes & she was not using her leg for the rest of the night. It has made me nervous as I don’t want her to have another surgery. I am thinking I will wait another month then try daycare again.

Storm getting sassy with me   ;)

Storm getting sassy with me ;)

I decided to go black & white with the first shot and liked the result. Which do you prefer—the colored or the black & white?

Have a great week!

Doggy daycare 5-4-15

Enjoy!

He's just so handsome! Not a Dalmatian, but guessing he's a mix of one.

He’s just so handsome! Not a Dalmatian, but guessing he’s a mix of one.

Just enjoying the nice weather....

Just enjoying the nice weather….

Awwww kisses!

Awwww kisses!

"I'm not sure yet if I want to go in."

“I’m not sure yet if I want to go in.”

"Come on in, little puppy! The water is great!"

“Come on in, little puppy! The water is great!”

"Oooo! A Kong toy and it's all mine to play with!"

“Oooo! A Kong toy and it’s all mine to play with!”

"Ok, ok. You can play with it now!"

“Ok, ok. You can play with it now!”

"I'm tiny but I'm tough!"

“I’m tiny but I’m tough!”

"Uncle!! I said uncle! You win!"

“Uncle!! I said uncle! You win!”

"Hey, look kid, I'm trying to rest. How about you leave me alone?"

“Hey, look kid, I’m trying to rest. How about you leave me alone?”

"Haha! Ok pup, I will play for a few moments."

“Haha! Ok pup, I will play for a few moments.”

Update on Jenny and Storm

Hello all!

I realize I am horribly behind on replying to comments and reading your new posts and apologize for that. Things have been a little crazy here as I decided to break things off with my boyfriend AND decided to go on Housing (Hmmm maybe I should put a new blog on my Lupus blog about this…) on the same day a couple weeks ago. I have only two months to find a place that accepts housing vouchers otherwise my voucher expires.

I wanted to give you a quick heads up on how Storm is doing. She had surgery and is healing well. It’s been about 30 days and she is still not using that leg much. We both are getting impatient as we want to go and play at the dog park and doggy daycare!

 

"Seriously, Mom? You're going to show everyone what I look like when I'm not feeling well?"

“Seriously, Mom? You’re going to show everyone what I look like when I’m not feeling well?”

She has a bulge of fluid on her leg that sticks out. It gives me the willies. The vet said it was fine and sounded like it was normal. Even with his response, I still feel weary. But that could be just the mother in me worrying about my baby. :)

Not the best picture but to give you an idea how the bulge just pops out.

Not the best picture but to give you an idea how the bulge just pops out.

But I will try to blog again soon, I have more doggy daycare pictures for you all. :) Have a great day!