Hey y'all! Hope your days havent been as tiring and draining as mine have been. My furbaby's surgery turned out to be more complicated than we thought and her recovery has been rough. Two weeks in, we are still camping out in the living room, taking shifts to watch and help her and giving her medicine according to her schedule. She feels fine, the only problem is that her surgery leg isn't heeled yet and her other one has taken such a beating having to compensate for the past two weeks that it is getting weaker by the day.
We are doing all we can and pretty soon all our post op devices and supplies will probably add up to the same as the surgery costs lol . We are seeing the surgeon again tomorrow and keeping our fingers crossed for a better report. I am hoping that stitches will come out and that she will be well enough to start getting crated periodically so we can actually get a break.
I keep telling myself that I will get back to what I need as soon as I feel like we are over crisis mode. Because right now, I try to clean up and take care of the house when I get home. For someone who trends OCD at times, living in the family room with mats and rugs scattered over the floor to cover every surface and then with pillows, furniture and baby gates bordering the space to limit her movement area, can make you pretty nuts.
However, I know we are lucky to be able to have the financial means and schedule flexibility to do all we can for her since she is an important family member. I also know that her situation could be worse and endanger her life, so we are lucky she will recover if not fully close enough to run around with a little limp.
I have been all out of whack with my sleep and my food. The days I have slept the most is at 4-5 hours which making going to work and doing everything else seem like so much trouble. I didn't want to completely sabotage my eating so I have been prepping breakfast and lunch. I bought a huge veggie tray, boiled some eggs, made a quinoa salad and hummus. I am not eating like I should, but at least those two meals are "good enough" for now. I feel an aversion at this point to cooking meat for some reason. Maybe after whole30 burnout? who knows!.
Dinner is where I drop the ball, simply because I am done by the time I get home. A cold sandwich is easy. Gets it done and over with. There shouldn't be paired with a serving of chips, but most often than not they are.The other day I bought some single frozen meals which I usually stay away from because all of the processed crap just so i could have better portion/calorie control. I haven't gained any weight, but I haven't lost any either. Just have to keep on pushing, as best as I can! Hope all is well with everyone. Until next time, Stay strong!