You're welcome. Thank you for the link and the explanation as to why so many downvotes. They don't bother me, but in this case I was puzzled until your speculation as to why. I bet you are right. I never even thought about the fact that the dog is a pitbull--was simply amazed by how much damage he was able to do to the car in a short time. It could have been any breed of angry dog as far as I'm concerned. I have nothing against pitbulls and know many very friendly ones. The recovery from surgery is going fine so far. Tomorrow we should find out if he can come home or will have to go to in-patient rehab. I'm hoping he can just come home and have rehab here. I hope you are enjoying the summer.
Thanks darlin'!!!! We try to keep him in our hands as much as possible and he LOVES chin skritchies!!! He says "thanks" and sends some pretty cute kitty kisses your way!!! You doin' okay sweetiepie? I know you bin goin' thru some stuff....always thinkin' about and prayin' for ya. Have mom's seizures stopped? How are you, dad and sis holding up? And hey...when you get a sec would you tell me about you avatar again. I'm trying to remember who the pouting little kid is....no pressure, just when you have time!! **hedbonkz**
Thanks for the info on Ebony. I noted the infoLOLs just after I asked you. Also saw T-Heart's message from today about Ebony being confused. "Mom? Wut teh heck r dese skwealin bits ub floof dat are all ober mai tummy?" LOL! ++ Got some more irony for you - heart valves, piggy or otherwise, also look a whole lot like... donuts. :D (I hope they didn't use the kind with sprinkles - that could be a problem!)
Congratulations to both of you! Was it his own valve that went out, or an earlier replacement? I'd heard that the replacement valves (both synthetic and from pigs) usually work quite well. Perhaps he'll have a longer time with you than you think. But if not, it's a small blessing that you know how precious your time is together. ++ Speaking of congratulations, I just saw your LOL about Tenderheart becoming a grandma! How many? When? Colors? Genders? How's Ebony? Inquiring minds want to know!!
Yes, long term depression. I didn't want to move in with the in-laws, but they had an agenda of living in the country and our money was a means to an end. Lot's of other life things made me sad and eventually led to loneliness. Loneliness led to depression. Tried SSRI's and hated how they made me feel. I tried to go cold turkey and ended up with brain zaps from that. Apparently I could have killed myself by doing that. Psychiatrist diagnosed me in my 40's with Aspergers but now that I am out and happier, I am not so sure anymore. Currently I am struggling with side effects of years of depression. Getting out, meeting people and trusting these people is the biggest hurdle. Her and her parents are great people, but they love to talk and can be overwhelming. After I separated, my family started telling me that they didn't want to visit because of how bad a situation I got myself in to and that they found her parents overwhelming. Funny how things come out after. I took all the responsibility for being sad and it has only been recently that I have allowed myself to think that there where a lot of things that I had no control of.
I hear ya on that. I haven't been happy since the great idea of buying an acreage with my in-laws happened ... 20 years ago. Feel like a moron for being sad for that long. Instead of moving she decided she didn't want to deal with me being sad anymore. In retrospect I am much happier since the separation, she seems to be and my daughter (19) likes that we are happier. Though she is not to happy about me asking for spouse support.