Where have I been?
One of my doggie-clients has cancer. She's been through many vet visits, two surgeries, biopsies, scary prognosis, stitches, medication, discomfort and finally some good news.
She had minor surgery a month ago, to remove some fatty lumps. When they were biopsied, they discovered an aggressive cancer. It was a miracle that it was discovered. Her vet had previously been saying the lumps were okay and no big deal. The prognosis was not good -- not good at all. She needed another surgery. They would remove more infected tissue along with two floating ribs. After that they said she might need radiation treatments once a day for 30 days in a row. And even then they couldn't be sure that would keep her alive.
The second surgery proved to be much less invasive than anticipated. No ribs were removed. She does have some deep incisions though. It's been three weeks and she's still stitched up on one side. Later, the lab results showed she would most likely not need the radiation treatments. Hallelujah! Apparently those treatments are incredibly uncomfortable -- not to mention insanely costly. To say it was a relief to hear the news is way understated. I swear, her human-mom's entire outlook on life shifted from that moment on.
So how does this affect me and my journal? Aside from the obvious emotional effects, it's been a month of private care, long hours of doggie-sitting and very little sleep. When I'm not being doggie-nanny for my client, I'm running my group to the dogpark and walking other doggies. I haven't had the time I usually have to get my personal things done. I'm not worried about it. I'm just noticing the tasks piling up.
I had part of a day off this weekend. I found time to visit one J-Lander on her side of town. We had a great time (as usual). Sometimes I just love spontaneity. Hey Robbie, what do you think of your drop-shadow? You rock!
Other than that, I've been pretty anti-social. We finished recording that voiceover background music. We'll see if the client uses it. I know they loved it. But you know how it goes. It's never a done-deal till it's a done-deal. Doesn't really matter to me. We had fun. I'll let you know if/when the site goes up.
Still nothing from MusicMan. I don't expect to hear anything. I'm slowly letting it go. That won't stop me from doing some recording this winter. More to come...
It doesn't even feel like November to me. I keep forgetting this is a holiday week. I just don't feel it yet. I usually love this time of year. ::sigh:: There's still time for the thrill to kick in.