What a difference a prescription strength anti-inflammatory makes in one day. Got my doc to prescribe me some heavy duty ones as the over the counter ones just weren't cutting it with the pain in my heels. Once I get the inflammation under control, will got back to the more natural methods to keep it from flaring up again. Turmeric, tai chi and yoga should do the trick.

Thyroid levels still under control, so the long term low dosage anti-thyroid regimen is doing the trick nicely.

It has been a week. We had planned on sending Scrapper across the Rainbow Bridge on Tuesday as the vet didn't think anything could be done about the tumor in his mouth and what ever else is going with him. She gave him a dose of steroids to get him thru the weekend so everyone could say goodbye. Little snot perked up and has been eating everyone out of house and home since. So we decided to hold off for now as he is pretty much back to his old self. Now we just need to see about what else to do for him. Definitely need to get a supply of the steroids for him.

Earlier on Tuesday I discovered one can always experience a reaction to donating blood. FINALLY was able to get my veins to cooperate, filled the bag in 6 and a half minutes and was ready to go. Sitting and drinking some juice and eating a snack and WHAM!!!!!!!!!!

Started getting hot, couldn't hear a thing and was thinking that a rapid descent to the floor would be a really good idea. Luckily the techs noticed and I was not allowed to leave for about an hour while we worked on getting me back up to snuff. Last time I experienced anything like that was in Jr High when I thought running up and down the trails at Girl Scout camp at altitudes of over 7000 ft was a fine idea. NOT!!!!!!!!

But I finally had a successful donation this year, so it was worth it. Just hope it doesn't happen again, it ain't pleasant.

Slugged about all weekend, felt good. Weather has gotten chilly, been tuning on the electric mattress pad the last couple of nights and turning the heat on in the morning.

Selene Jude is still very skittish. When we can get a hold of her she is a total love bug, but getting hold of her is a trick. Have gotten her to come close a few times, but then off she goes. Did have her playing with the kitty tormentor last night (laser pointer). Do have to catch her to get her claws trimmed, she kept sticking to the carpet.