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About msmarymac

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  1. Welcome to your new healthy life! Much of your life has been a result of circumstances out of your control. Now you have firmly grabbed hold of that control so that you get to decide what happens next! I feel like this is just the beginning of a whole new confident you. Congratulations!
  2. I'm about 2 1/2 weeks out now, and it's doing pretty good. I had a full thickness rotator cuff tear and a biceps tendon partial tear, plus a large bone spur with nerve impingement. I'm in a lovely air cast/sling thingy for 6 weeks, with passive physical therapy. Hubby, who works out of state, worked from home for 2 weeks so this is my first week solo and I am exhausted. Mostly because there is no rest to be had once I get home from work! But, I'm learning to just let go of the unimportant things...I'll get to them in 6 weeks lol. Thanks for asking
  3. Oh my goodness, she is so much fun! And so much work! It's like having a toddler again, busy busy busy! She has really helped heal my heart, though I will always miss my Penny.
  4. Honestly with all you have been through I don't know how you could NOT be depressed! I think you are doing the very best thing, which is to get expert help. In the meantime, stay away from mirrors and anything else that makes you feel bad about yourself. Focus on positive things, like your son. Make sure to get your protein and fluids every day, no matter what. Even if it's shakes instead of food. Do it. It may take awhile to get to "happy" but please take care of yourself. You have come too far to give up now!
  5. See, you're doing the sensible thing and waiting, which is what my original plan was. That lasted about 2 weeks and I just couldn't stand the sadness and the quiet any longer. Plus, hubby was getting fixated on Great Pyrenees rescues and while they are beautiful gentle giants, I don't want all that hair in the house! So, I got him distracted from that by getting a puppy. Actually, this just kind of fell into place and I just couldn't resist
  6. My kids call it her "hippie name" lol. I am smiling a lot more these days
  7. She is actually a labradoodle. Mama is a yellow lab (like my Penny) and Papa is a white Standard poodle. Penny was so easy these last probably 7 or 8 years but now I am remembering she was just exactly like this as a puppy! Full of energy, full of kisses, sharp little puppy teeth and some kind of naughty behavior too. I keep reminding myself its just the "puppy". It is so worth it for the laughs and the love
  8. Thank you, I love her already! And she is keeping me very busy which of course helps ease the heartache of losing my Penny. I know you understand that, and I am so sorry for the loss of your Meg. Penny's middle name was Rose (Penelope Rose) so I named this puppy Rosie in her memory. Sunshine because she brings light back into my world. This may not have been the sensible thing to do, but it certainly feels like it was the right thing
  9. I said I wasnt going to get a puppy...they are too much work, and i really like the idea of adopting/rescuing a dog. I said i was going to wait until after my shoulder surgery which is 2 weeks away. But then this opportunity presented itself and it felt right and my heart needed her. So meet Rosie Sunshine
  10. Oh my, Trish I'm sure that is painful! I hope you get some relief soon and the swelling is under control! Sending healing thoughts your way!
  11. Thanks Kim. I was away at a conference for a few days which was a nice respite. It's being at home in the quiet that really gets me. I will get another dog in time and in fact have been "looking" online at shelters. I need to wait though, as I am having a rotator cuff repair on April 29 so it only makes sense to get all rehabbed first. I have never been know for my patience lol
  12. Prescription diuretics should cause no problems with your sleeve, in terms of the physiology of oral absorption/metabolism. However, you will really have to be careful with dehydration and with electrolyte imbalance. I wouldn't waste my time on anything OTC though if that's what you're thinking about.
  13. I'm sorry for what you're going through and the sorrow that is to come. It is so hard to see them suffer and harder yet to let them go
  14. Thank you for your kind words. I did message our local shelter today to look into volunteer work or perhaps fostering. I am in a small town, and our shelter is only open 11 to 3 so I'm not sure how that works for after hours volunteering but I hope to hear from them soon. I am putting together a donation for them as well; Penny was born on Easter 13 years ago, so the kids and I are donating to the shelter in honor of her birthday. I probably will end up getting another dog this summer, but I have a rotator cuff repair surgery coming up the end of April and need to get through that rehab first. Then, we'll see