then Cinderella shall go to the ball!
I have received an appointment for a check up at the Breast Clinic next month.
I’m glad to receive it as although I have a helpline I can call, there is nothing more reassuring if you’re a little anxious than a face to face conversation with the person who performed your surgery.
My radiotherapy finished in January 2017, and I’ve had two mammograms since, but no follow up appointment. I’ve experienced some twinges, swelling and stiffness around the scar tissue but have been assured that this is all perfectly normal.
The extra weight doesn’t help, but I am still wearing a good supporting sports bra and lubing the boob on a regular basis.
I am vigilant in checking myself every time I shower, but there is always that worry that it will come back.Hubby was checking things out last night for the trip and there are concerns for Maggie as we are entering an area where Alabama Foot Rot * is present.
Although we won’t be walking her in woods (we haven’t visited the New Forest for similar reasons since we left Dorset in 2007), we will be stopping en route for potty breaks. If the area is muddy, we can’t take any chances, so we are looking to get her some bootees to protect her. We also intend to carry some disinfectant spray and plenty of water for rinsing off her feet.
What a game trying to measure her foot! Would she co-operate? Fat chance.
Anyway, we made some phone calls and one pet shop had some in stock and said to bring her in.
Oh lord. Trying to get her foot in one was like playing twister. Have you ever seen a dog tuck their feet up into their armpits? Barney used to do it as he was ticklish, but her Ladyship was just being cantankerous. We got one on, but even though ‘Large’, it was too small so tried the next size up, which was too big, Typical, no half sizes available, but there are other places to try and various designs, so we shall be taking our Cinderella shopping.
Photo: July 2016
Alabama Foot Rot causes ulcers on a dog’s skin, but sadly causes kidney failure in the kidneys, which can be fatal.