Monday, 19 August 2019

Monday 19th August 2019

Soooo unbelievably proud of our senior puppy dog!  In the 2¾ days that she's been with us, we've walked 1150% extra which is getting on for 12 days worth of walks in only two days!  That's last week's walks and the majority of next week's (I've already taken off the 700% for this week) already!  That's pretty much 3 weeks walks in only 2 days!!  For the very first time, she sat on request for her breakfast too!  She's 10 years old but is still making me proud of her every day!

Apparently she also wee'd last night (although Steve had to hold her paw even though it was still light, bless 'er) and poo'd on our walk this morning.  I picked it up of course, 'cos I'm a responsible puppy mummy but it was huuuuge and soft so it was kinda gross but she's worth it and I'm a law abiding citizen so needs must and it's to be expected too when you agree to take on a dog... just wish cat owners were so responsible too!
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Just taken the longest video so far of the puppy... 4 minutes 20 seconds!!  I'm gonna use every opportunity I can to take photo's and video's of her now... being without her is agony so I want to be able to look back at her and miss her even more.  She's such an amazing puppy.
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Video up and supplements taken.  Just remembered that I've taken a photo of her this morning too... brb!
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Just had Mitzi's insurance renewal come through - gone up by £4.06 a month to make the new monthly amount to come out of my account, £23.39 which is less than a quarter of what her PetPlan was and she's a senior puppy now so I'm guessing it'd be well over £100 a month on PetPlan instead of less than £24 a month even though she's a senior girl now!

Definitely going to renew for another year!
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Got an appointment on the 30th August to discuss how I've been getting on with the OAB pills.
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Just had our Subway sarnies delivered... packed with veggies and mayonaise.  Yummy scrummy in my tummy.
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The puppy is being picked up between 4pm and 6pm today and the shopping is due between 6pm and 7pm, so it's gonna be a busy evening!
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The puppy has just (4.40pm) gone again!  😢  The puppy's love and devotion is already flooding away!  😭
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Just added a photo of the puppy fast asleep on 9th April this year to my Google account, so hopefully you will see her photo in each of my blog posts and emails now!  🤞
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That's me 3 prescriptions taken and I've tried the non-alcoholic gin with the tonic water and it does taste better, the tonic water is just waaaay too citrussey for me, but then I've never liked citrussey things so maybe I just need to find a less sharp-tasting tonic water?
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Just edited the HTML on every single page of my homepage so I'm off to bed now.

Nite nite orl
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Sunday, 18 August 2019

Sunday 18th August 2019

That's the puppy medicated before I even came downstairs and found her box with yesterdays pills in so she's now got an entire day's worth of pills to go back to Steve's cousin with today.

Taken the rubbish, recycling, food waste (just the banana's this week) and the cardboard bag out then took her for her first walk of the week then did my site's weekly admin with the spreadsheet and took me supplements.

Steve's just taken a photo of the puppy with my phone, so time to do a bit more html coding to get it onto my page before she goes back with Steve's cousin.
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Just found 2 more black bags next to the sofa from my huge clear out this last week so Steve took them out to put in the rubbish bag and apparently there's no room for anything else in it now, but that's OK 'cos we haven't got any more rubbish!  I hope!  lol
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Apparently (according to Steve) I should write in here about eating the Smokey Bacon crisps yesterday 'cos they are suitable for vegetarians even though cheese and onion crisps aren't!

There you go Steve, I've done it now  😛
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Just taken a short (30 seconds) video of Steve and the puppy and I'm uploading it to YouTube now then it'll be on my site as soon as it's finished.  You only usually get to see Steve's legs so make the most of seeing the full man this time!
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That's my NaNo novel all planned out and ready to rock 'n' roll on 1st November.  I can relax for the next 9ish weeks now!
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Prescription taken and Mitzi's still here so Steve thinks she'll go tomorrow instead of today... YAAAAAY!
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That's the spreadsheet sorted ready for next week, so I'm gonna shut down and have a well-deserved early night.

Nite nite orl!
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Saturday, 17 August 2019

Saturday 17th August 2019

Our puppy's coming home for the weekend today!!!!
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We've sorted out the recycling box out so that Steve can sit on his perching stool.  The pop is where the bin used to be and the recycling boxes are where the pop was before I moved it.  The cardboard bag is on top of the recycling boxes.

When we work as a team, we can move mountains!  lol
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Taken my first OAB pill and me supplements.  They all went down reasonably OK this morning, thankfully.  Found the bottle top that went missing too... it was on top of the box, right at the back, in the middle lol.
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The puppy's home!!!!!!!!  She wagged her tail when she saw me!

She's definitely got a waist on her now and apparently you can feel her spine too, so hopefully that means she won't be on the vet food for much longer!
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Already taken 3 video's and 4 photo's after only an hour of her being home lol
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Just taken another photo... awake again lol
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Just tried my first ever taste of gin.  TBH, it just tastes like Steve's sparkling water that's gone flat.  Not good at all.  I'm not gonna review it yet 'cos I mixed it with tap water but I've just added tonic water to the shopping, so assuming it doesn't get substituted, I'll see what that's like then see how many stars to give it.  Right now it's struggling to get a single star but we'll know for sure on Monday/Tuesday... not a fan atm though 👎.
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Gonna head to bed now, for a semi-early night.

Nite nite orl!  Sea ewe inn the mornin'.
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Friday, 16 August 2019

Friday 16th August 2019

Mornin' all.

The front door is gonna be busy today! lol  Got Steve's rollator going between 11am and 1pm, Amazon Pantry stuff being delivered at some point (it isn't even out for delivery yet so it'll prolly be a late delivery), someone coming for the shampoo at about 5.45pm and possibly the puppy coming home until Sunday, but that might not be until tomorrow.

Gotta take my morning prescription and supplements now... brb.
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That's me morning pills swallowed so I'm all dosed up until bed-time now.  I accidentally dropped the Iron and it rolled, on the floor, to the other end of the sofa.  If I'd known that I wouldn't have spent so long looking for it at this end lol
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Our internet connection was down for about 5 hours today, for the second time this week and apparently our router isn't supported by Virgin Media any more so they are sending out a new one that'll be here on Tuesday.  Steve's ordered a network cable to go from the router to his computer so that he can, in theory, still connect to it and reboot it if we have issues again.

Not good at all, Virgin Media!
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Just posted to Facebook asking for other ISPs that are more reliable than Virgin, so we'll see what they come up with.
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Steve's rollator has just been taken... only 3½ hours later than we were told yesterday!  Just waiting for the Freegle person to pick up the shampoo then that's it sorted.

Today has been a lot more stressful than necessary today.  Tsk.

I've managed to plan out 10 chapters so far today though!  👌
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...and relax.  The shampoo has just gone so I'm gonna put that on Freegle before I forget then I can relax until it's time for my prescriptions!
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The CAB lady has done a fantastic job with the PIP renewal form!  She's taken my notes and what me an' 'im told her and phrased it in a way that I never could!  She's told the honest truth about everything but has phrased it so much better than I did!  I feel much more confident about the assessment on the 28th now!
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Having an early night for a change.  Sea ewe orl inn the morning.

Nite nite orl!
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Thursday, 15 August 2019

Thursday 15th August 2019

Virus scan has finished and I'm still virus free, so time for the back-up's now.
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Need to reboot for my likkle laptop to "see" the external hard drive, so let's do that now.  BRB.
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Back now and the back-ups are under way.  About 30GB to back up this week.
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Time to take me supplements while the back-ups are being created.
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That's me morning prescription and supplements taken.  The B12 was a little bit of a PITB but it wasn't the worst ever.  Still waiting for my back-up's to start processing... 45GB and counting.
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Decided against doing the back-ups in such a huge chunk... gonna do it in 3 bits - documents first (already done) then up to OneDrive then after OneDrive.
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Nope, that was over 22GB, so gonna try going up to DropBox first now lol
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Nope, still over 22GB so I'm wondering which folder is so huge at the start of the directory?!
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I'm wondering if it's the AppData folder maybe??
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Yep, it's definitely the AppData folder 'cos the three sections are all under 7GB and they are speeding through, so I can back up the Visual Studio folder, but not the AppData one and it'll hopefully be painless and quick instead of getting stressed out about which folder is so huge.
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Entire directory (other than documents and app data) was done and dusted in 10 minutes!  I always do the documents seperately because there are so many sub folders and pdf's and my sites and stuff but if I remember to NOT do the app data folder then it'll be done and dusted in under an hour each Thursday, which is awesome.  You watch me forget though lol 🙄.
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They actually called us this time! 

Steve's rollator is being picked up tomorrow between 11am and 1pm, so Steve's gonna fold it up and put it down in front of the door ready for them.
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Pazza and bolognase sauce for lunch today 💑.  Thank you Steve!
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Just promised the Coconut shampoo to someone and given them directions to the house, so hopefully that'll be out of the house by the time I take me pills!
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Just taken me prescription.  The OAB pills seem to be noticeably kicking in now and tonight is 7 days on them, so I've taken 14 of them.  I'd prefer them to work a little bit better but I'm far from complaining!
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Going to beddy-byes now... nite nite orl, sea ewe inn the morning.
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Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Wednesday 14th August 2019

Just had my first posh (cafetierre) coffee for getting on for a week and my body is kinda going "woah!" at the sudden caffeine rush lol
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Don't suppose any of my blog readers are left-handed are they?  If you are and you don't mind me picking your brain about it, could you let me know so that I can make sure that what I'm planning and intending to write for this years NaNo pretty please?  There won't be any kind of personal questions for a change, it'll just be about your left-handedness and how you've dealt with it is all.
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Time to take me first prescription and supplements now... wish me luck that the four of 'em behave and go down nice and easily!
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That's the biscuits eaten and my first prescription swallowed, so time for me 3 supplements now.
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Almost forgot about the weekly virus scan!  😲  It's running now though, so I can get on with taking me supplements again 👌.
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They all went down really easily this morning 👍.  That's me dosed up until about 7pm tonight now so I can get on with planning out my NaNo novel again now.
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At last! 

Steve said he's just contacted his cousin about having Mitzi for her bath on the day I've got my PIP home visit so I can stop pestering him now!  👍  Just waiting for the webpage sorting for the software on my S4CG site that he promised would be finished by the end of July and is now 3 months overdue and he's refusing to pay back the money that I paid him for both back in March and he promised would take 10 weeks.  If he wasn't my husband I'd go to trading standards over it!!

From now on, I'll do like the other people and pay on delivery rather than in advance!
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Steve's just had a reply from his cousin who has suggested that Mitzi 🐶 stays with us at weekends then goes back to her during the week so that she can keep getting her medicated baths.  That's fine by us 👌, Mitzi's health has to come first and if that means we only see her for a couple of days a week for a (hopefully little) while then so be it.  We have to do what's best for her now that we know how to treat her skin infection and thyroid and as a vet nurse, Steve's cousin knows exactly what she's doing which is the best for the puppy.  💟💕💗
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Just done a huge tidy-up of the area down by the side of the sofa.  Totally filled 3 black bags and found a pair of glasses, a top, a jumper and pair of trousers!!  Need to line my stomach for one of my prescriptions then I'll take my 3 prescriptions and reeelax until they kick in.  It's amazing what I've achieved in the last 5 hours!
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That's me 3 evening prescriptions taken and I'm sweating now, despite very rarely sweating usually!
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Didn't get anything planned AGAIN today, so I'm really hoping I manage to plan out SOMETHING tomorrow 'cos each day I delay is a day closer to the start of NaNo which is a day additional pressure.
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My mobile has just finished charging, so I'm off to bed now.

Nite nite orl 💤.
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Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Tuesday 13th August 2019

The decaf coffee didn't keep me awake and I woke up nice and early too, so time to try the decaff tea at some point today, then I will hopefully have two drinks I can have whenever I want, instead of being restricted to coffee in the morning and tea in the afternoon/evening.  My OAB doesn't approve of them yet though, but I think that was the same when I very first started having them.  Gonna give it a couple of weeks at least before I decide for sure and I'll try and remember to mention the results to the doc when I see her about it again.
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Steve's just helped me sort out the spreadsheet so that I can put our walkies percents on it when the puppy comes home.
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Just taken my first prescription pill and my supplements.  Last pill of the Iron and B12, so time to open the new bottles up... I find it pretty much impossible to do is all.
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That's the OT been and gone.  Time, hopefully, for lunch now... cheese and brown sauce rolls for lunch today apparently.
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Apparently the substitute rolls were the same size as the ones we ordered, so methinks we'll get them each week 'cos it was too much for both of us for lunch, having 5 rolls each!
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Steve's emailed the CAB about the form now so I'm seriously hoping it'll be in the post tomorrow and here by the weekend which will give me 3 days to see what she said on the form.  Need to remember to tell the assessor about my new diagnosis and prescription otherwise I'll forget!
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Put the last two bottles of the previous water multipack down in front of Steve's perching stool now and he's promised to make me another couple of bottles of squash next time he goes through the kitchen... why do I doubt that'll actually happen though?  😞
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Prescriptions finished off for the day.  Accidentally dropped an open bottle of squash and lost the top of it and a good amount of squash too  😳
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Shutting down for an early night now.

Nite nite orl 😴
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Monday, 12 August 2019

Monday 12th August 2019

That's me morning prescription taken.  Time for the supplements now.
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Supplements have been swallowed now.  The Multi was a PITA to get down and I've got one more day left of the Iron and B12 before I need to open the new pots.

Going to get our hair cut today... hope I remember to ask for no fringe again 'cos she always seems to forget despite asking before she starts... that's why I hate having it done - 100% of the people haven't listened to my style requests.
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It wasn't too bad thankfully!  Going to have it done again at the end of September then again just before Christmas then that's it for 2019.
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Final treat "for a while" is to have a Subway sarnie each and the shopping is coming this evening so hopefully it'll be sarnies or something from the shopping so that Steve doesn't have to cook but still gets his reward on Friday, as long as we have food from here every day for the rest of the week.
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That was easier than we were dreading!  Steve was about to call to make a Gynae appointment for me but he noticed that we could do it online, so I've just booked in for the end of February 2020 at 10am.  Just gotta hope that Steve's cousin/uncle/aunt can babysit the puppy on the 28th, between 10am and 3pm so that I can have my PIP assessment without worrying about the puppy misbehaving or whatever while the assessor is here.
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That's the shopping been and gone.  Time for me pills now.
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Prescriptions taken and caffeine free coffee ready to see if it keeps me awake.  Either way is totally fine - if it does, I'll use the opportunity to keep planning out my next NaNo novel that I'd totally forgotten about, so being paranoid did me a favour this time!
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I thought the coffee was going to keep me awake, but I'm starting to get a touch sleepy now, so I'm off to bed!

Nite nite orl 😴
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Sunday, 11 August 2019

Sunday 11th August 2019

That's the recycling and rubbish out.  Need to take me first prescription of the day and all four of me supplements... missing our puppy soooo much!  😢
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Put the bottle of shampoo on Freegle and added a sponge to the shopping for Steve... there's 8p left to spend now lol
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Need to have a shower and wash my hair ready for tomorrow - bet I'll forget lol
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Steve's just made us a cafetierre of coffee and dropped some of it onto his perching stool lol
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Need to find something to eat to coat my stomach for my morning prescription... not hungry but don't want to throw up either.  Need to take my supplements too.
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The OAB pills are working wonderfully well already.  It's not urgent any more and I get a few minutes warning now which I didn't have before I started taking them on Friday.  The leaflet said that it takes a while for them to start working and that it's not immediate, but I was thinking it'd take more than 5 pills... a week, minimum, not 2½ days!  Not complaining at all though... wish I didn't have to eat just before taking them, but it's a small price to pay and one I'm willing to put up with for as long as the pills keep working!
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That's the supplements down the hatch for today.  Didn't take the B12 so that I'll finish that and the Iron on the same day.  Still haven't taken the Calcium, but that's OK, I'd rather not take them and the prescription not build up too much than taking them, the Calcium building up and making me even iller than I already am.  A small price to pay and that's totally OK with me.
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Gonna be studying the Introduction to Being a Dog Trainer Certificate today.  It's a 10 module one so it'll take at least 7½ hours to study, which is going to be 5pm minimum but more like 9pm knowing my luck lol
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Just finished with a final score of 90% which ain't bad going.  Gonna take my prescription now then take the rest of the evening as it comes.
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Just a short blog post today, and prolly tomorrow too 'cos we're getting our hair cut.

Nite nite orl!  💤💤
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Saturday, 10 August 2019

Saturday 10th August 2019

That's the puppy walked, fed, medicated and video'd, so I'm gonna take my pills while the video is uploading.  The puppy is going for intense treatment with Steve's cousin (the vet nurse) again at some point today... my heart is already breaking 💔 and she hasn't even gone yet!
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That's my prescription taken, time for me supplements now.
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Supplements have been swallowed too.  Not gonna take the Calcium while I'm on the prescription for the OAB because it might cause a build-up of Calcium which can, apparently, be dangerous, so I'm not gonna take it until I've spoken to a doctor, assuming I remember to phone them, on Tuesday.
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Our puppy is being picked up, for her intensive treatment, at 11.45am and I'm missing her already!  I'm sure she'll be OK over there, but my heart is breaking 💔.  We've got to do what's best for her and if that means intensive treatment with Steve's cousin then that's what has to be done 😟😞.
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Just got a letter asking me to make an appointment for my coil to be replaced 😲.  Asked Steve to arrange it for me and he's said he'll call them on Monday after we get back from seeing his family and getting our hairs cut.  Wondering if it's for a preliminary consultation or the full replacement thing?  😧  We shall see on Monday I guess!
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Got an appointment for a PIP home-assessment on 28th August too 😟  Wish me luck... I think I'll need it!
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Our baby girl has just gone!  😭  My heart has shattered 💔.  Again.  😭  I'm sure she'll be fine and well looked after, but she's not here!!  With us!  Her parents!  I really am sat here in tears... it's worse than last time because we've had her for a week so it's agony letting her go again!  😢

Miss you already, even though you've only been gone for 5 minutes, puppy-dog!  🐶
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Just bought another 2 courses (on sale that was offering 2 courses for £40) from the New Skills Academy so I've got 7 courses to do now and 5 of 'em have at least 10 modules lol  Gonna get stuck into studying at least one of the longer courses tomorrow so that it can take my mind off missing the puppy.
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Third course of the day was a freebie 'cos of a reward for studying so many courses with them lol  Another long course (10 modules) but 3 courses/30 modules for £40 ain't bad going at all and it was so easy to do as well!
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Just taken me 3 prescribed pills and I'm thinking I'll have an early night, so gonna publish this, shut down and head to bed.

Nite nite orl.  💤
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