Monday, September 28, 2009

Day 3 and 4: Exercise and Hurry Up and Wait

The May Clinic was closed on Sunday so after being lazy all morning (well, I was being lazy anyway) Mom and I were looking for something to do. My interwebz skillz (that's lolcat language for the not icanhazcheezeburger savvy) are not so good so Mom found (within 5 minutes of searching) that there was a zoo nearby. Since we both love animals, we thought it would be a good way to get out and get some exercise. After that we went to dinner with some wonderful ladies from my message board. Mom and I both had a great time with them :-)
Dixie and me by the fake elephants

People got to feed the giraffes

The monkeys were intrigued by Dixie and followed us around their enclosure

The cool stripey deer

Mom's favorite-the elephants


Today we went to try and get a standby appointment for the breast ultrasound. It didn't happen, so we came back to the new hotel and I napped most of the day. It is in the 90's here and it is taking a lot out of me. We went to my wonderful chiro at 4 and she did more cold laser and tried the BEST method to "reset" my nervous system and try and help the emotional component of everything. I'm not sure how well it worked but it definitely helped me relax. After that we walked around the outdoor mall and had dinner at the Cheesecake Factory (and ended up with leftovers for dinner tomorrow!).
Dixie has continued to do extremely well. Nothing at the zoo phased her and she does great at doctors and restaurants. At the Cheesecake Factory our waitress and the couple sitting across the aisle had no idea she was there until we left (which is the best compliment an SD can get). My chiro and the rest of the employees love her. I love that I get to tell everyone that she came form a shelter. I can't ever give back to her what she has given to me, so I try to pay it forward to other wonderful dogs and cats who are homeless.
Tomorrow we have my breast ultrasound (we got it moved up a day at least!). We also hope that the insurance will have approved some more of the tests, since we called today to ask about it. Once the tests are done, we can start seeing more specialists!