Like I said in a previous post, I took another class at Breakout Studios this week. It was called Booty-Belly for 45 minutes. Same instructor as the Fri morning barre class so very similar type of workout, but boy oh boy, is my butt on fire! It has been for 2 days now. Not complaining here, just sayin'. I wish it had been a little more on the abs side of the body. I was hoping for more of a 50/50 split but it was much more booty than belly.
Don't get me wrong the class did a few things that weren't lunge/squat movements but there were quite a few of them.
With all of my issues, a 4 year old knee, arthritis caused popliteal (bakers) cyst in the other knee and my foot/ankle issues, I have to modify and can't bend down as much as others but I don't care about that. I do what I can and continue to push on.
Speaking about my physical issues, I did send a note to the Dr. I saw about my foot. It'll be interesting to see if I get a response from him or the Medical group. I wanted him to know that I felt he dismissed me as an older woman, knowing nothing else about me. What I do for a living, how long I've been doing it and how determined I am.
I also thanked him for making me angry enough to look things up for my self-healing which appears to have been of great benefit since I was able to walk in my fit-flops through Ajijic for over 30 miles. Then I looked up the charges to my insurance. What the H__L! For the whole 5 min. he sat in the room with me! What a racket! Oooops! Sorry for the rant. I'm done.
Anyways, don't sit back and allow yourself to be dismissed for any reason by your Dr. You are there for help and deserve to be listened to, not just heard, but listened to. And paying for the privilege too. Okay, okay, now I'm really done.
I'm still in shock. My beautiful Delilah was having some serious issues. She collapsed twice in the house in front of me and I hysterically called the vet and took her in. She was also breathing heavily and not eating. They found a broken tooth and an infection or abscess and thought that that was why she wasn't eating. The collapsing she thought was old age. Delilah collapsed again at the vets office. I got the medication prescribed and they gave her some liquid nutrition and I took her home.
I had to force feed her beginning the next day and then she was really having labored breathing. I got scared and took her back to the vet. They took chest x-rays and discovered a diaphragmatic hernia. Her bowel loops were in her R lung. The vet said they couldn't do the surgery there so she would have to go to emergency for it which was severe. It was that or immediately put her down. I was (and still am) a wreck. I knew in my heart that she would never survive the surgery. So I had to put her down right then and there.
I wanted to take her home and have my house-call vet come and do it in her home with Cray-ray and me with her. But the vet said if the house-call vet can't come that day then it could be really bad. So I made the horrible decision to put her down there.
I feel such a profound loss in my heart and home. I've also decided not to get another dog until I move to Ajijiic. It'll just be me and Cray-ray 'til then. I'll still do my dog-sitting and luckily, I have 1 in the house now who came up and sat on my chest, licking my face and wanting lots of love.
I love and miss you so much Delilah. I hope there are lots of rabbits and lizards for you to chase and pups and kitties to play with. My beautiful, sweet princess be at peace.
To my surprise I received a letter from the Dr. that I wrote earlier about. It said that it was not his intention to make me angry or dismiss me but that he was pleased that I had a great time in Mexico. Not quite an apology but a response none the less. I feel a bit better about him now but ...! Hopefully he'll remember my note and be more attentive to his patients in the future. Thank you Dr.
Love your pets and family and keep dancing. Peace out