So another week begins....
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|Mon, 07-07-2014 - 12:59pm|
What's on everyone's agenda this week? Busy and/or just the usual? Somewhere I have to fit in time to go and get my eyes checked for a new prescription to get a new pair of glasses. Something drastically went wrong with the coating on the surface of one lens of my glasses. Some have said it could be due to high heat (like a blast of hot air from a hot oven) and I don't know if that is the reason for this (I was using an oven shortly before this happened but I wasn't aware of a hot blast of air, especially). Anyway the left lens of my glasses have tiny cross- hatching on the lens surface, the coating having been affected this way. Happily my right lens is okay and I can see out of that okay, but my it's a bit fuzzy looking out of my left lens. (There is a tiny area in the center that seems less affected!). I was due to get a new pair of glasse, not that there was any rush to do that in my mind, but now that this has happened, well, I am anxious to get a new pair soon!
And we are dealing with our cat Biggs, who is not doing well. It's a long story, and we have yet to actually know what is ailing him. He was off insulin on the order of the vet - this has been for almost two weeks, but since then he's not eating much and is losing weight. He had been having incidents of low blood sugar prior to the past two weeks, which is why he was taken off the insulin. We had his blood sugar checked out this morning and his glucose reading was actually lower than what is normal for a cat. (Cats should be somewhere around 7.0 but he's 5.5). However, he's not been eating much and I do wonder if that has affected his reading. Anyway he is old. But we will return to see the vet this afternoon with him. She was not in earlier this morning - an assistant drew his blood for the test.Our daughter was here yesterday - Biggs is kind of 'her' cat - she was the one who so desperately wanted a pet, and so we got him 14 years ago from a family who was giving him up - he was three years old at the time. She is distressed to know he is ill and the prospect of losing him possibly soon is upsetting her. As I am upset too, but not to the extent she is.
I can't think of much else on my agenda for the week though I'm sure I'll be busy enough nevertheless. I am actually feeling some pains in my shoulders and hip area and my knees aren't feeling so hot either so I won't be dashing about anyway no matter what I do. I actually recently applied for and got a handicap parking card thanks to my rheumatologist who filled in the appropriate form for me to go and get this. It's temporary - well, for 12 months. Somewhere within maybe the next 12 months (?) I may get to having knee surgery to replace these knees of mine. I'm still waiting to hear from the surgeon's office for an appointment. So I don't yet know when I might have the surgery.
Anyway that's the news as of late with me. How is everyone else doing here?