Tuesday was a pretty good day. Cindy came in and got me up, I wanted to go grocery shopping but I have an appointment to get my hair done and I really need to go. It was nice to be back home but my bed still sounds awful, I just turned the TV up and tried to sleep through it. I took Robby for a short cruise and came back to get Dude and we went back downtown to see Jessica. Everybody there is always so nice and everybody is so impressed with Dude, and they should be… He is such a good boy! He stayed where he was supposed to and didn't try to go visit everybody. I just love this little guy! After the appointment, we cruised around downtown for a little bit and then I headed home. Rosa came in and fed the animals and put me to bed, I was so tired! I really wanted to stay in bed but I figured I better off in my chair since my bed is acting up. I watched TV for a while as it drifted off to sleep. I have such an awesome family! I didn't take any pictures today because I wanted to leave my class plugged in all day to download all of the pictures from Disneyland.
Wednesday was another great day. Susan came in to give me a nice long massage, the back of my shoulder hasn't been bothering me for a while but now it is again… I think it's because of the cold weather. Karen came in and we did some personal care that it felt so great to take a nice long hot bath. I got up and took Robby for a short cruise and it headed back to get Dude and we cruised down to Dominican rehab for the support group. I talked to Mariposa, she married the lady that used to cook for me Heather, and she said she would cut down and talk to the group about CBD oil and acupuncture. They had somebody there before talking about acupuncture but apparently she was to technical and people didn't really understand very well. Mariposa is awesome! I talked to her for a little while after the support group and I'm hoping we can all get together for a barbecue, I kind of miss Heather. While I was talking to Mariposa I heard somebody say "hello Tammie" and I looked around and there was Kimberly. I've read it to her couple of times, she works in the building next to the hospital. She was my caregiver for a while and just a really neat person. I cruised home and took some pictures of the Halloween decorations, Omar is so awesome! Rosa put me to bed, I watched TV for a while and I was out. I am sleeping so much better than I ever have and it feels great.
Thursday was a pretty good day. Karen came in and got me up in my chair for the day. The Woofpack came and got Robby so it was just Dude and I so we went for a little cruise through the lagoon and down to the wharf before we headed downtown to my appointment with my psychologist. It went by really fast and we just cruised around town for a while, I really love it downtown. As we were leaving downtown we ran into a little black squirrel but didn't want to get out of our way. We cruised over to the wharf and down to the end and back, On our way back we saw an order hanging out close to the wharf so we stopped to watch it for a while. Otters are pretty cool, they drive down and grab a crab or some clams clinging to the pillars of the boardwalk and come back up and lay on their backs while they are eating and once in a while they will hold onto it and spin around in the water maybe because it gets dry? For whatever reason, it's really cool to watch. We cruised home to wait for Robby and I took some more pictures of the Halloween decorations outside. Whenever Yukio brings Robby back he runs right by me out to the dog run and usually goes to the bathroom and then runs right into my room to see if there's somebody there to feed him… I never even get a glance or a hello mom. Rosa came in and fed the animals and then put me to bed, I watch TV for a while and drifted off to sleep.
Friday was a pretty good day. Karen came in and we did some personal care and a nice long hot bath. I had two appointments that I was really looking forward to, I wanted Karen to go with me so my mom drove. The first appointment was a physical therapist at Dominican rehab, several months ago I tried out to play a wheelchair table tennis tournament and I think it was too much too fast because I got a lump on top of my left shoulder and in between my shoulder blade and my spinal cord on the left-hand side. Whenever I got cold or I was just fatigued it hurt a lot, not every day so I didn't really pay that much attention to it until now. I asked Dr. Jett and she told me it was the muscle that you use to shrug your shoulders. The therapist poked around for a little bit, of course, it didn't hurt today… Probably because I took a nice long hot bath. He gave me some exercises to do and when I do my follow-up visit they will help me mark where on my arms and legs I need to put the electrodes for my FES exercise bicycle. I'm thinking about going down and having little paws tattooed on my arms and legs so everybody will know where to put the electrodes. After my physical therapy appointment I had an appointment with Dr. Slezak, he is a naturopathic doctor… He seemed really knowledgeable and really personable, he was pretty certain that he was going to be able to solve all of my problems and I believe him. He poked my finger and took some blood and put it on for little dots and said that it will test over 100 foods to see what I'm allergic to if anything. He also gave me a box that was a fecal sample kit, that is supposed to tell them a lot too. I left feeling pretty good and it looks like possibly the end of my bloating is in the future. After we got home I had time to take Dude down to the wharf and back before Theresa came in to put me to bed.
Saturday was a really awesome day! Cindy came in and got me up and Robby went off for a puppy play date with his Woofpack, he always looks forward to it so much and has so much fun. They only send pictures of the dogs playing and lounging. Omar came by and took me to the pumpkin patch down on Highway one, first of all, what an awesome drive! It's called Arita's Farm, that's where he's taking me for the last couple of years and is such an awesome place… I feel like a little kid in a pumpkin store. It was a lot more crowded than we would have liked, usually, we go on a Tuesday. We got a bunch of pumpkins, all colors, shapes and sizes and some Indian corn… I think we're just about ready for Halloween! We cruised back home and I took Dude out for a cruise down to the end of the wharf… They had already decorated for Halloween. So, of course, I took a bunch of pictures. There was a couple at the end of the wharf over singing some Hawaiian songs, if I could've found a place to lay back in the shade I could've listen to them all day. We cruised back home and waited in the yard for Robby to come home. Theresa came in and brought me tacos, I love love love tacos! I watched TV for a while and finally fell asleep after a couple of PMs and some medical chocolate, I can't wait to get my other mattress back because although I'm glad I have this one it's not anywhere near as comfortable as my other one. I watched TV for a while and drifted off to sleep.