Happy New Year 2012!
Do you have any plans, goals or (God forbid!) resolutions for the year 2012? I'd like to hear about it.
I"m starting out my year with a bang and am giving Weezie "the works" by taking her to the Vet on the 3rd for blood work (including a thyroid check), heart worm test, then a dental (and probably some extractions) and a chest x-ray to see about her heart and a picture of her throat while she's sedated from the dental...she's probably never had a dental and I know her teeth are bothering her. She can't chew hard food which is why she was underweight when I got her. She's gained over two pounds since she's been living with me (10/15/11) and now she's probably at her normal weight at 12.4 lbs. She's a bit bigger than Gizzy and has a different body structure and she's just as sweet as can be. Bless her for having so much patience with her pesky Romeow cat!
After that, I have some medical needs of my own, i.e. eye doctor, dentist - and that's a biggie. I've not been to the dentist for years and will probably need a bunch, but my biggest obstacle will be two things 1) packing and moving into another unit, because our apartments are being refurbished from the ground up and we'll have to relocate for two to three months into anther unit or another location.
2) My next biggest challenge will be undergoing the new Hep C treatment that was approved for 2012 and is supposed to be more effective than the old one but since it still causes severe anemia, depression and change in appetite and vomiting, I will have to wait till I can pack before starting those injections that I have to give myself (...and I hate, hate, hate needles) ... so that will be something I'll need courage to work myself up to...and will probably try to post pone. I have another appointment with me GI at which time I'll try to negotiate stalling...(can you blame me?)
And, if by the end of the year I have any strength and money left, then maybe - I can actually plan on flying to Germany. I've not seen my family in Germany since 2004 and my dad turned 84 in Decmeber and my mom turned 85 in December. Both are in good health and spirits, but at that age one just never knows...
One good thing, though, when I go through that miserable, God-forsaken Hep C treatment, I will probably lose a lot of weight, so that I can fit into one of those dinky, tiny airplane seats again for when I fly to Germany...and if not Germany, I could maybe fly at least to California (which is probably equally as far in distance) to see my daughter, Christie, whom I've not seen since I moved to Georgia seven or eight years ago. See how quickly time flies? One minute you just arrived and are uncertain of how long you can stand it, next thing you turn around to find yourself planted here for nearly a decade.
Your turn! What is on your agenda for 2012?
Here's a little Romeow video I took a couple of days ago: