Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Feeling Betterer and Betterer! And Animal Inspiration

Saw the doc on Tuesday - I could've done with seeing her at the beginning of last week to be honest, especially when she said, "Well, we'll just up your medication."! I had been terrified she might need to put me on something different altogether, something like methadone, which involves a 5 day admission to the hospice, but we're nowhere near the upper limits for my oxycodone - what a relief!

Yesterday morning I took my double dose of liquid oxynorm (instant hit stuff) and began to feel comfortable again very quickly, however when combined with my double dose of oxycontin (slow release 12 hourly stuff), I ended up a tad dizzy, nauseous, and ever so slightly out of my tree! Had to re-arrange my riding lesson for Friday, but today it's all been good (apart from the nausea!), so should be fine and dandy tomorrow. It is fabulous to be pain free after so much agony for so long!

I've come across a couple of inspirational stories/vid clips I thought I'd share with you - who said animals are dumb creatures?!!! And who said we cannot form relationships on any levels other than master/follower or predator/prey?! Take a look at these!



I did some research on this one too, as I would have been devastated had it been faked! The original story in the press can be found here. I dare you not to cry!

Also found this with more loving lions;



Plus this - which I cried my eyes out over when I first watched it! It's not just the fab relationship with the horsie either but the song lyrics were/are so relevant.



The song is called, "Live Like You Were Dying" by Tim McGraw

Verse 1
He said I was in my early forties, with a lot of life before me
And one moment came that stopped me on a dime
I spent most of the next days, looking at the x-rays
Talking bout' the options and talking bout' sweet times.
I asked him when it sank in, that this might really be the real end
How's it hit 'cha when you get that kind of news?
Man what did ya do?
He said

Chorus
I went skydiving
I went rocky mountain climbing
I went two point seven seconds on a bull named Fu Man Chu
And I loved deeper
And I spoke sweeter
And I gave forgiveness I'd been denyin'
And he said some day I hope you get the chance
To live like you were dyin'

Verse 2
He said I was finally the husband, that most the time I wasn't
And I became a friend, a friend would like to have
And all of a sudden goin' fishin, wasn't such an imposition
And I went three times that year I lost my dad
Well I finally read the good book, and I took a good long hard look
At what I'd do if I could do it all again
And then

Chorus
I went skydiving
I went rocky mountain climbing
I went two point seven seconds on a bull named Fu Man Shu
And I loved deeper
And I spoke sweeter
And I gave forgiveness I'd been denyin'
And he said some day I hope you get the chance
To live like you were dyin'

Bridge
Like tomorrow was the end
And ya got eternity to think about what to do with it
What should you do with it
What can I do with it
What would I do with it

Skydiving
I went rocky mountain climbing
I went two point seven seconds on a bull named Fu Man Chu
And man I loved deeper
And I spoke sweeter
And I watched an eagle as it was flyin'
And he said some day I hope you get the chance
To live like you were dyin'

To live like you were dyin' (4x)

6 comments:

Lane said...

Gulp. I love the lions clips and the Stacy Westfall one is quite incredible.

So glad the medication is helping you to feel 'betterer and betterer':-)

Debs said...

Well, that made me howl. Incredible stuff.

So pleased your medication it helping you feel much better.

Calistro said...

Gosh. I feel a bit stunned now. Both by the song and the animal videos (I've NEVER seen anything like that horse clip before!).

I'm really glad you're feeling a bit better. I was a bit shocked at the word 'methadone' (I had no idea they offered it as pain relief) but am so glad you don't have to take it.

Leigh said...

They're lovely videos. I'm all goose-bumpy and squidgy now. Should have gone to bed an hour ago, but have stayed up to read your blog. Naughty me. Lovely you. Thank you too.
x

ChrisH said...

Good to hear you are feeling so much better. Hope the riding went well today.

hesitant scribe said...

lane - I'm so glad you found them as incredible as I did, and yup - meds are still working well :)

debs - I cried too!!!

calistro - amazing isn't it! Now that's the kind of relationship with a horse I long for!

leigh - I'm sorry for keeping you up late, but really pleased you enjoyed the vids ;-)

chrish - thank you - yes it was fab... actually just about to write it up now...