Sunday evening pause courtesy of Zazzle. Sometimes she decides I need to take a rest even when I don’t really want to. So being a cute and amazing pet she does what she can and curls up in my lap and holds me hostage on the couch. It seems to always happen when I really do need to take a rest. She seems to always know.
More of my lilies are getting ready to bloom. These guys are a deep red/burgundy or at least they were last year. I can’t wait to share pictures of them when they are in full bloom with you guys!
After my crazy Rheumatology appointment I found a 4-leaf Clover. True or not I saw it as a sign that everything was going to be okay. It didn’t take away all of my stress or the emotional response that was triggered from the appointment but it helped.
Misha loves to lay on the deck and just watch over the yard. She’s our big ‘guard dog’ She will bark to let us know when someone is walking down the road past the house. She won’t actually get up out of her place, just wants to make noise to let us know. It’s not even a lot, just a little bark to say ‘hey people, there’s a person walking by, you should know this.’
Gracie got hitched. Gracie is my burgundy red Chevy Blazer. Mellow and Doug installed a tow hitch on her.
Sometimes when I’m upset, or just need to give some deep thought so something, I go sit under the trees. I’ve done this since I was a kid, which was easy since I grew up in the mountains/country. Now that I live in the city, I am really luck we happen to live in an older neighborhood that actually still has larger older trees in the yards. Our yard is one of the more wooded lots in the neighborhood. The only downside to that is, that most of the trees are Sweet gum Trees.
We went and watched planes at the Airport Overlook. Because of the wind direction planes were taking of opposite of the way they normally are taking off so they were in the air by the time they were in front of us.
Max got his cage cleaned and a bath. He isn’t really a fan of bath time, but hedgehogs require baths. We also started the process of clipping his toenails. This usually takes a few ‘sessions’ because he isn’t a fan of that either and curls into a tight ball.
Dr. C wore purple for Lupus Awareness. Yep he’s a pretty awesome doctor! I consider myself darn lucky to have him as my PCP.
My awesome PCP, Dr. C wearing purple in support for Lupus today! He's wearing the shirt we made him under his work shirt. Even more awesome! I had my check in with him to update him on notes from my rheumatologist and to check my INR. He was able to reassure me that everything is still okay after my rheumy appt. and my INR was 2.9. Next appt is 6/2. #awesomedoctor #doctors #lupus #lupusawreness #lupies
INR check 2.9, stress induced flare. Fun times. Left the dose the same Recheck in 10 days.
INR 2.9. Range 3-3.5. Close. Pretty sure it's a little low due to the stress induced flare this week. Recheck in 10days. I'm liking the built in flexibility that Dr. C is giving me with the 1-2 week window of when I should come in to get it checked. I'm not comfortable with pushing it a full two weeks yet so I'm splitting the difference and averaging 10 days. I have an appointment with my hematologist in June so I will get his thoughts on the spacing of my INR checks and then we will go from there. Though honestly weekly checks do mean a better controlled anticoagulant and I like the sound of that. Rumor has it they are doing away with these little sheets and switching to a different method for inr appointments. Will be interesting and from the sounds of it frustrating for everyone involved. None of the doctors or nurses seem thrilled with the change and neither am I so far. #antiphospholipidsyndrome #aps #hughessyndrome #lupus #lupie #warfarin #anticoagulant
Lucky Bamboo sunbathing. It’s getting happy and going through a growth spurt right now.
Baby Aloe and Jade plants got some sun time as well.