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Update On My Cat
Just in case some people were wondering from my last update, here is more on Tenebrae's situation:
Patrick (my husband) heard from the Vet Friday morning about working out a payment plan, and they are willing to work with us on making payments. I was able to move funds around, so we will be able to pay for Tenebrae’s medical bills.
Tenebrae’s ultrasound was done this morning and is complete. They found he has cholangitis - inflammation of the bile ducts. This is most likely caused by bacteria and he has been prescribed antibiotics to take for the next week.
Next Monday we will have another round of blood tests done to check his enzyme levels and see how he is doing. If the levels have not gone down, they will add an anti-inflammatory to his prescription and check again after another week.
Please continue to keep him in your thoughts and prayers.
Those who have watched me for a long amount of time know that I suffer from clinical depression and anxiety. My depression has been raising up it’s ugly head for the past couple days. The whole thing with Tenebrae hasn’t been helping. I’m fighting it tooth and nail. Today, I must say that I am doing better than I was a couple days ago.
I know part of the problem is my sleep. I thought 8 hours would be enough, but I seem to have been wrong there. Going to try 9 hours and see if there is an improvement. I hate losing time during the day, but I know if I get rested I will operate better and be more successful. I’ve overslept six days in a row, however, and that let’s me know something is up.
I have continued to eat healthy and make healthy food choices when I’m out and can’t cook. I did, however, only exercised three days last week because of time issues and my oversleeping. We did start off this week by hitting the trail today, and we began week 2 of our 5k training because exercising makes noticeable differences in my ability to control stress and depression.
I don’t want to fail. I’ve failed so many times in so many things because my depression and anxiety stripped me down to nothing. I won't let them defeat me this time. I can’t afford to keep losing the battle.
I just know that if I can win the battle with my health… then I will finally be able to start trying to win the battle with my art and with my music. But my health has to be in a good place or I am going to mess up.
I guess I just want to say THANK YOU to everyone who has been patiently waiting for me to get on the art train again. I just feel that getting my physical, mental, and spiritual health in order is the most important thing I can do for myself right now.
Weight Loss and Health Improvements
I can definitely tell that I'm losing weight. Clothes are getting looser, and on some of my pants I almost need a belt! My husband and I are also getting a lot faster in our morning walks / runs. We're clearing a little over 2 miles in 34 minutes now.
So far I've lost a total of 10-lbs in three weeks, and my husband has lost 11-lbs in three weeks. We're on a roll! As I mentioned in the last section, we've also started Week 2 of our 5k Marathon Training. We're going to rock that obstacle course in November! Going to be bringing in some strength training this week as well.
Just some pictures of me, my husband, my family, and some friends from the past 3 days.
Hubby and I Being Goofy Before A Run
My Parents And Their Harley Davidson Tri Glide
Me Looking Good And Feeling Good
Bride and Bridesmaids - My friend Jess (in green) is getting married next June!
Some Inspiration and Motivation From Tumblr
Below are some things that I reblogged on tumblr that I found very inspiring and motivating. I hope they will help you as well.
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In Closing / Summary
Tenebrae is finally on the road to recovery we hope.
While I still get depressed, I know what I need to do to help it out, so I'm taking those steps.
I've lost 10-lbs! Yay! And I feel better health-wise.
I hope that you are all doing very well, and please feel free to comment and chat. I love talking with my watchers.
Thanks for stopping by!