Tuesday, August 29, 2006


Umm, I am sorry who's house is this? Oh, of course, yes, I see... you are the dog and we are all here for you.


I was home for lunch yesterday and as I walked into the kitchen and looked out the back to see the garden which is again being redone by me, I noticed something quite peculiar on my picnic table. I thought I'd snap a photo of it so you could all see what my lovely puppy apparently does when we are away from home. I suppose this is better than eating my sprinklers ... I can only imagine that this is what he does to rest when he is all chewed out.

The shots are going well. The red flush has stopped and other than a delicately sore tummy with tiny little bruises on it -- I am not really feeling the side effects of the stims anymore! I had a headache again yesterday- but bumped my DH out of his acupuncture appt and that helped a ton. I know, it's rude to take your partners doctors appts- but he was more than willing to give it to me and if I had not taken it I would not have gotten in this week- and this week, well, It's all about me. Let's just be really clear with that. I am in Me mode -it's all about my needs being met and I'd hate to be the person who cuts in line in front of me for anything I am waiting to do. Ok, I may be a tiny bit cranky still. But it's a good thing, DH says I am way way too nice most of the time. I even say please when I ask the dog to get down from whereever he has climbed. DH also has been teasing that I am the charlie dog when he is home. That he is alpha and the dog thinks he is beta and that I am charlie in the pecking order. He believes this is what the dog thinks... I am not sure the dog thinks about all this stuff as much as we do but we have noticed that as he gets older he is testing the limits.

My lovely neighbor will be helping me with my shots for the next 7 days- and I can't tell you how grateful I am to have the help. DH and I have the routine down pat now where I sit back and cover my eyes while DH picks a spot and injects the meds and then I get a little kiss at the end. It's very sweet and I will miss him dearly while he is away.

12 comments:

Alli said...

Ellie - so glad the side effects are winding down. Yikes.

Wow - that's awesome that your neighbor is helping with the shots. I could not ever do them myself, so I'm glad you are not left alone to deal with it!

Lut C. said...

I'm glad the shots are going well, especially since there are so many of them.

sube said...

Does that mean the neighbor is going to give you a little kiss at the end of each shot session? This could make for some interesting posts... ;)

Glad to hear the side effects have diminished.

serenity said...

I love when animals think they run the house!

Glad to hear that the shots are going well... and it's wonderful to hear that your neighbor will be helping you out while your husband is gone!

the waiting line said...

Good for you - I'm glad the side effects have subsided.

And it sounds like you have a fabulous neighbor! No kisses, though. :-)

chloe said...

Nice to hear the symptoms have quieted down.

What a nice neighbor! Sad, but true, I don't even know my nieghbors!

Beagle said...

What a sweet pup! Glad to hear that all is well . . . nice too that you have a "team" of helpers!

Shop Girl said...

What a site that must have been to come home to! Cute pooch, my DH and I have one too, and until we are PG - he's our kid.

That's great that you have such a helpful and willing neighbor!

SmarshyBoy said...

My wife and I have the same exact shot routine...she lies back with her eyes shut tightly, I pick a spot, say "little pinch", and stick the sucker in. Then I kiss the spot.

I never knew the little kiss at the end was important to her, until one time I forgot to do it, and she started crying! Man, those drugs must be seriously screwing with her.

Keeping The Faith said...

Hi Elli-
Glad to hear that the shots aren't too bad. And good for you to be in "me" mode. You deserve DH's acupuncture appt :-) and anything else your heart desires. I think you have to have a little bit of that attitude to take care of yourself in such an intense and stressful circumstance. Thank goodness for your neighbor. Nice to have someone there for you while your husband is away.

2 cute about your dog! I have a hard time disciplining and putting our dogs in their place. They are on the bed and on the couch until J gets home. Then they know better and wouldn't dare try it. I guess I'm a Charlie too....

Hopeful Mother said...

I love your puppy. Too cute!

Great that you are not feeling the side effects and that you are focussing on you. So important.

You are very fortunate to have a neighbor helping with the shots. God knows we couldn't do this alone...

Wishing you all the best - I will be on vacation, so I won't get to cheer you on as long as I would like, but know that I am thinking of you. A penny will go in the fountain for you somewhere in Europe!

Bea said...

Can you get DH to phone you in a kiss? Hope you can survive til he gets back. Be watching to see how it goes for you.

Bea