Tuesday, April 22, 2014

My GP rocks

I was in for my pre-surgery exam today and I am good to go. As a bonus, my GP has a good idea what is causing my water retention in my legs and my muscle cramps - according to my blood work I am low in albumin. This result of chemo recuperation can cause both of those things. That the inactivity resulting from it has me weighing more than I have in 5 years...Is it superficial of me to be so disappointed about that? (I can't help it. It happened so quickly...grr...going from size 6 to 10 is discouraging)

Thankfully there is a simplish solution: Eat more protein, low salt and remain as active as I can.
So...in the next month it means protein shakes and all my vitamins for me (including back on the fish oils, B complex and glucosamine). I will also try and eat more protein in my diet and eat as healthy as I can. I also have a script to get some good compression socks as well, so that once I lose some more water and I start being more active I can support my legs and start getting back to the old me...

In other news, I have a broken cat. Yes, Gavin does not like fish. He is the pickiest cat ever about food...and seriously? How can a cat not like fish? Poor old guy has been needing to hork up a hairball lately and needs help so I went to buy some fish flavoured hairball goo...it's paste you rub on their paw and they lick it right up. OK that's what OTHER cats do. My other cat Geek loves it- he's actually following Gavin around trying to lick his foot off and Gavin is just, after one tentative lick, ignoring it and napping and wondering why Geek wants to love his foot so much. I do believe I will have to add to his indignity and wash his paw off before he smears fish flavoured goo all over our house...

6 comments:

solarity said...

Poor Gavin! The resident cat at work will lick the stuff right from the tube. Surely they ought to make several flavors.

Mary Anne in Kentucky

azusmom said...

Strawberry?

A good GP is AMAZING! SO glad you have one! :)

Carla said...

ok I LAUGHED.
out loud.
at your broken cat.

xo

Yum Yucky said...

Hooray for simple solutions! Interesting, though, I've never heard of albumin. Never knew it existed. I couldn've easily mistaken the term to define "the act of visiting a record store". Albumin... like an record album... Get it?? Errr, never mind.

Captain Chlorophyll said...

Does Gavin like eggs? If so, you could eat the whites (albumin) and rub the yolks on his paw, and you'd both benefit.

JavaChick said...

Laughed at mental image of one cat following the other around, trying to lick it's paws...

Olive oil is supposed to help. One of my cats will quite happily lap up olive oil from a little dish, but the other is not interested.