Tuesday, 9 August 2022

Yesterday and today

Yesterday I had a blood test prior to having my six-monthly infusion next week. If I still haven't heard about this scan I'm meant to be having on my arm I will ask the nurses if they will ask my oncologist to make enquiries and speed it up. I had persuaded hubby we could leave the car at the hospital and catch a bus and go and have a meal taking Tilly to the dog-friendly place where she embarrassed us so much when she was a six month old pup last year. Unfortunately we just missed the bus so went in the car instead, had our meal and Tilly was as good as gold but I'm glad we were able to go home in the car instead of waiting for buses as the day turned out to be very warm indeed.

So today I took Tilly to the canine physiotherapy place for the one and a half hour session I booked last week. It was good and Tilly really enjoyed herself having lots of fusses and treats. Tilly showed no sign of nervousness while we were there and her tail never stopped wagging and although the lady isn't a dog trainer she gave me lots of useful tips to help with Tilly's separation anxiety. She used one of these PEMF mats on the floor for Tilly to lie on and I'm not really sure whether that will be beneficial or not. She used a pet remedy spray on my hands and I just cupped Tilly's face in my hands and that really worked, Tilly just lay down quietly so that's something I am going to invest in for sure. I learned the best way to massage her and that's something we will both enjoy at home each day. I've booked another one hour session for next week and it'll be worth a try so long as I work on her issues at home in the meantime. 

While I was being educated hubby went for yet another meal out. He ordered fish, chips and peas and tartar sauce with bread and butter. Unfortunately he was shocked to find some mould on the bread but the staff couldn't have been more apologetic and offered him either a free dessert or a cup of coffee to compensate so he chose to have a coffee what with him being diabetic. When Tilly and I joined him later after the physio session I ordered coffee for us both before sitting for a short while on the garden swing enjoying the sunshine in the grounds of the pub. I want one of these swings for our garden when we have our new patio laid in a few weeks time. Whether I'll actually buy one when the time comes I have no idea, but it was very relaxing just sitting idling the time away.


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  1. Hope you hear about your scan soon, as waiting can be worse than actually having it done. Sounds like Tilly was quite chilled out, so that is a bonus for you both, especially if you can maintain the routines at home. Love that swing seat. Take care & hugs.

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    1. I am getting rather concerned that an appointment for the scan hasn't come through yet although I do know I am on a waiting list for the operation. Tilly enjoyed the session with the physio. She is a happy little dog apart from the grooming which she seems to hate and her separation anxiety is definitely the problem, I'm going to have to work on that as a priority. I would really like to have a swing seat in my garden.

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  2. So lovely to read your account of Tilly's therapy session. I used a spray which sounds similar to help Daisy in the car and it was very effective.

    Thank Goodness hubby did not eat that bread . . . I hope the rest of his meal was lovely. Catch up soon, xx

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    1. It was a good session. The spray was very effective and the therapist only sprayed a small amount onto my hands. I've ordered a bottle online so that should be with me by the weekend.
      Hubby enjoyed his meal, shame about the bread though xx

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  3. It seems that waiting times for NHS appointments get longer and longer, I hope you hear about your scan soon. I hope the tips you picked up to help Tilly work, it sounds as though she enjoyed the appointment anyway. I love those swings, it's something I was going to have in my new garden but we've actually bought a dining set instead, it makes more sense to have the extra seating for when there's more than the two of us. Who knows, I might get a swing too.

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    1. I really need to chase up the scan in case the letter has gone astray or has been wrongly delivered. Tilly did enjoy all the attention and I'm hoping it will help her, it is up to me to follow through with the advice of course. Very relaxing on the garden swing, I really do want one for my garden. We have a table and chairs and parasol and sun loungers stored in the garage but I do want a swing :)

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  4. I hope your blood test results will be all good and you find out about your scan very soon. I don't know about Tilly, but, I think I'd really enjoy a 90 minute massage session, myself! I'm sure it will be very relaxing! Lucky Tilly! :D I like that swing seat! I hope you are able to get one for your garden, one of these days.

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    1. Thank you Bless, I'm needing to find out about this scan as an appointment seems to be a long time coming. I could very easily enjoy a massage, Tilly certainly enjoyed hers. The swing seat is very nice, very relaxing, I want one :)

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  5. I'm so glad Tilly's session went well, and I hope you will see some positive results.
    I have always fancied one of those swing seats myself. X

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    1. I have some work to do with her separation anxiety, the trouble is I never want to leave her. She's a happy little dog apart from at the groomers. So relaxing on that garden seat, I don't have room for one at present in my garden.

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  6. Hi Eileen….Glad Tilly’s physio went well. Haven’t been online much recently, will say more by email…..all the best Ann (studiohyde.blogspot)

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    1. Not sure physio is the right thing for Tilly but she enjoyed it. Thanks for your email Ann, I will reply soon.

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