Ah home and Toby is back where he should be sitting on his chair curled up and happy.
He’s been to the vets while I was away, I asked my mum to take him for me because he was scratching so much. It turns out he has another allergy, this time to something in privet bushes/pines and has another dose of steroids and antibiotics. The whole of my area has privet bushes abutting the pavement and of course Toby just loves to stick his head into them and have a sniff or pee on them. I really hope next year the privet pollen/sap isn’t quite so strong and he doesn’t feel so bad. He also has a cyst on one of his elbows that the vet has said I need to think about removing as it’s getting quite big and to the point where he may damage it and cause infection. I’ll have to give them a ring and get the full info on how big an operation it might be for him and what his recommendation is 😦
But for now we are back together, he’s my little companion again playing in the garden, nuzzling my hand while I try to type and curling up on the bed with me.
I didn’t even make it to bed last night, I slept on the sofa and for a very long time! My body is struggling to rebound from the stress, activity and lack of sleep that I got from the past few days. I have a horrible feeling that it might instigate a relapse in the next couple of weeks, but I’ll carry on as if it’s not going to happen and cross my fingers!
I do wish I was as able bodied as the people around me. Even people almost twice my age are more able bodied than me, have more energy, have less health problems, take fewer tablets. It’s frustrating though I know I can do more than I allow myself to, I stop myself from fear and only accomplish those extra things when forced to.
I must try to push myself more! I will aim to test my limits again and never allow myself to wallow when I can do it if I try!
So time to take out my injection, into my jammies and one more night of recooperation before I start my washing, ironing and general making good tomorrow 😉