March 24, 2017

Pics from the Car and Some Health Updates


1. It's Friday again and I have five random items to share, starting with a view from Dickey Ridge that I took from the car. 

Skywatch Friday and Scenic Weekends
2.  I take quite a few pictures from the car because I still can't walk very far. It's been six months since my foot surgery so I am feeling impatient! The incision has healed and most of the swelling is gone but the ankle problems that apparently caused the injury seem to be worse. I go to physical therapy every week but results have been slow.

Fortunately I can walk short distances so I can do many normal tasks, but recreational walking is just too painful. Even shopping is limited. I lean on the cart and skip any aisles that aren't on my must-have list. Sorry for complaining but I used to love walking so this is frustrating.


3. Flash is so patient about posing! What a good boy!

I took him back to the veterinarian yesterday. I was concerned because he has been coughing in the morning, a sign that his lungs get congested during the night. He also had been wheezing at times. He was diagnosed with congestive heart failure a month ago so I'm watching him carefully. Early last week his vet said he was doing well and lowered his medication dose, but now we had to increase the Lasix a little, although it's still below the level of last month.



4.  On Monday I had an appointment in Charlottesville and Frank drove on the way home. (Usually I drive first and he takes the second shift when I'm tired or my ankle gets sore.) I took a few pictures from the passenger seat such as this one on I-81. What is a "Cookie Car?" I don't know.
Sharing with Signs, Signs
5. Here's one more picture that I took from inside the car. Can you figure out what it is?


13 comments:

  1. A cookie car? Now that's my kinda car! Hope your ankle is feeling better.

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  2. Glad to hear Flash is doing well!

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  3. Sorry you're having issues with your ankle. Hope you'll be able to walk more soon!

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  4. I'm assuming that last one's a puddle reflection?

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    1. Nope. Windshield in a car wash.

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  5. I am so sorry your foot is healing so slowly! Not being able to walk far is just a pain...I live with that all the time now. You don't want to go there permanently yet! Poor Flash...he's a cute dog! I love the photos...that last one looks like raindrops in a puddle.

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  6. Wish your injury would get better. I do a cardio workout in a 94 degree pool that limbers me up

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    1. Oh, I would like access to a warm pool!

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  7. Sorry to hear that your ankle still is bothering you. I would be aggravated too because I love walking. It's good that Flash is maintaining well. I do hope you ankle improves over time.

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  8. I'm sorry to hear your ankle is still giving you trouble. I used to walk more too, but a knee injury that never healed quite right has curtailed a lot of the walking I used to do. Flash is such a cutie.

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  9. Flash is adorable! I'm sorry to hear about your ankle. Thanks for joining OYGIF. The photo will be featured this weekend. Hope you could drop by.

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