Life and Pets

Update …

Now that I’ve told you as much as I have, I thought I’d deliver an update.

Dr. #2 feels that I have indeed had a TIA, or Transient Ischemic Attack. He was seeing a couple of things that might not have been apparent or even there last week. The first thing he said to me after pulling up my chart, “You have been very healthy!”. It is true, I’ve been fortunate indeed.

A TIA is also sometimes referred to as a mini-stroke and usually has no lasting ill effect. It is also a wake-up call. Even an ad on the television reminds us that the first warning or indication of a stroke is a stroke.

A CT or “cat” scan will give more information about the brain and the carotid arteries.

It is better to have answers than mystery, especially since the numbness and tingling did not disappear. Doctor said that my dull headaches are unlikely to indicate something more serious … but all these things together have felt worrisome.

Thank you for your kind words, my friends.

I forgot to tell you that Zippy was here overnight. He is a fine, quiet miniature pinscher.

Zippy is very special to me. Over the years he has become calm for toenails. Smokey likes the little dog also.

Here is the gorgeous young Samoyed I referred to earlier, Tilly.

And a more recent photo of Jayda. She is humble, but not afraid … she might be playing to the camera a bit.

I learned this morning that a favourite doggy soul of mine is gone … Rocky. Sometimes it hurts a great deal when a “customer” dies, be they pet or human. Rocky was a great companion, and lived a long, happy life.

Going back a few days … this was Shelly’s and my birthday brunch.

I didn’t get a photo of our dinner before the live theatre, but the evening was special as well.

๐Ÿ’• And just because:

Can hardly wait to see our two beautiful granddaughters. It looks like we will see Linden and her entourage at Easter! ๐Ÿ’•

Okay, that’s enough excitement for one day!

Love, Ann

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