Nickie Coby (puppybraille) wrote,
Nickie Coby


So today was once again injection day. That meant that I didn't get to eat breakfast this morning. I also didn't take my bedtime Tylinol PM last night. I surprisingly slept pretty well, considering...
I was aprehensive about my first Pain Clinic appointment with Julio. I wasn't sure what would happen and I wasn't sure how I should handle the whole thing.
They made Mom take him out to the waiting roomduring the injection. I wasn't sure if they could do that, but I didn't know and even if I had, I didn't want to fight with someone who would be sticking a needle into my foot.
They let Mom bring Julio back to recovery though. He was happy to see me, his whole butt was wagging! I'm glad to see that.
I don't have another appointment for another two months. That's good, I won't have to miss so much school.
Working Julio proved interesting. My balance is slightly off when my foot is numb, so I really had to ride hurd on how much pull he had. Sometimes I just heeled him and went sighted guide.
We went to a mall for some food and I wassad to see that Steak Escape is no longer there. I ended up with Subway instead.
We went to the high school to pick up my schedule and are making a few changes. It looks pretty challenging and interesting though.
I got a lot of practice telling the staff members about Julio and fending off those who tried to pet him. I think I did it successfully and respectfully enough though. I'm surprised, I'm having less of an issue with doing it. I guess I'm becoming more assertive.
We relaxed at home for a while. Julio and Baxterget very jealous of each other, but we're working on that. I know we can get it under control.
I had a chiropractor appointment, which was pretty uneventful.
I've felt pretty blah all day and can't wait to fall into bed. Having an injection takes a lot out of me, and with Julio's relieving schedule and things I've had to do because Mom's home and she can drive me today I haven't gotten to take a nice nap.
I know things will get easier with time, and that I won't always have to concentrate so hard to figure things out with Julio. Right now, it's all very new, but I'm really pleased with his work! He's so sweet andresponds well to being praised and corrected consistantly. He makes me very proud!
I'm tired, maybe I'll go ice my foot which I'm apparently supposed to do three to four times a day for the next few days.
Maybe I'll take a nap after watering and before relieving.
I'd like that!
I wonder if I'll be able to modify Julio's schedule in a few weeks. He seems to do well with stuff like that. He adjusts well to different areas and doesn't seem to hold out unless he thinks I'm in pain or sad. So I just have to act well and all's good!
Okay, I'm off for the night.

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